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

09/25/2013 10:51 AM |

3. Cha Cha’s
This spot on the Coney Island Boardwalk never got the kind of attention Ruby’s got, maybe because it was a little darker and grimier (or maybe it got that way because it wasn’t as tourist-trod?). We had Brooklyn Lagers with a guy from the Brooklyn Brewery here once who said it tasted like the tap lines hadn’t been cleaned in decades. The bar was eventually evicted with a few other Coney businesses when the Boardwalk was fancied up a few summers ago; the owners had the idea of opening something inland, but Sandy put an end to that.

2 Comment

  • Thanks to real estate developers, greedy landlords, Bloomberg, and the hipster gentrification.

  • I can’t believe The Gallery on McDonald avenue that used to be around since the late 30’s or early 40’s didn’t make the cut! Great dive bar, great bar period! Gone over a year now. And yes dive bars are a thing of the past thanks to hipsters and yuppies! Blahhhhh! Very sad whats happening to Brooklyn.