“If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
‘bout a ghost in a wishin’ well”
Gordon Lightfoot – If you could read my mind
I have worked at Broadway Dive for over 32 years and when you think of that span of time it seems almost endless; but when you have lived it it seems like a blink of an eye. When I first moved to NYC the Broadway Dive was called Mortie’s. It was a real ruff and tumble dive bar, owned and named after a retired Jewish prizefighter. Then it was Brats, one of the UWS’s first gentrified bars, followed by a short lived Oscar and Tony’s and now the Broadway Dive. Through the years the iconic red neon tavern sign has always remained standing as a beacon of light on Broadway and 101st , drawing people in to sit within its warm dark paneled wooden walls and to gaze at its beautiful art deco bar, while sharing conversation amongst friends. Our décor is eclectic…with fresh water fish tanks, bottle caps, tap handles, neon signs, New York memorabilia, taxidermy and local artwork all arranged by our resident decorator Ms. Aperol Mist. Our fish tank is carefully maintained by David “Fish King” Fagan a truly gifted master of the aquarium!
Currently, Broadway Dive has over twenty draft beers and three draft wines, a tremendous list of liquors and a fine cocktail list, as well as an astounding array of bottled beers. The bar serves as the Upper West Sides premiere bottle and growler shop, sporting a huge selection of rare craft bottled beers and artisanal ciders. This fantastic selection of beer and ciders can be enjoyed within the bar’s four walls or purchased as a “to go” item. We can provide kegs for parties and can deliver within the NYC area. You can check out our great selection of beers on beermenus.com and I suggest that you follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. If you are looking for that hard to find bottle of beer or need some beer information contact me directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadway Dive’s numerous televisions provide the neighborhood with a prime location to watch all sporting events… MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, all soccer and college games and if there is a sporting event you want to watch we will do our best to show it! We also host a weekly trivia tournament, and occasionally we have small bands that perform on our stage. There is an intimate balcony lounge where small groups can gather. In the future, we look forward to providing local artists a place where they can gather and exhibit their work. Our bar menu boasts pizza, handmade gourmet NYC style pretzels, chili, and assorted meat pies as well as chips, beef jerky, artisanal nuts, and ice cream.
So, stop by if you find yourself on the UWS. There is always a cocktail to be had, a beer to drink and a story to be told!