Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The 10 Best Brooklyn Dive Bars That Aren't Open Anymore

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 10:51 AM

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7. O'Connor's
This place has been closed for renovations for, what, years now? With plans to reopen bigger and better, given its proximity to the Barclays Center. But we'll remember it fondly as the dingy North Slope dive in which the stools were torn up, smokeeasy ash trays came out after midnight, and all the beer came in bottles. Elliott Smith hung out here when he lived in Brooklyn and, rumor has it, wrote much of XO in its booths. But it wasn't the same after Mr. O'Connor sold it.

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