Rudy's Bar & Grill
Rudy's Bar & Grill
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
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  • bbsydney96
    645 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s ok, if you time it right!
    There’s mixed reviews about Rudy’s but we enjoyed our visit. If you go there expecting it to be a local watering hole and remember that you are a visitor, you’ll be fine. Bar staff know their regulars and chat with them but they’re equally happy to engage and chat with visitors, as our man did to us. It is a small bar so if you don’t snag a seat, be prepared to stand because people don’t give up their seats very often. We enjoyed our visit but certainly found a few other bars we preferred.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Tim Gresham
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome dive bar in Midtown
    Amazing dive bar in midtown. Great staff who are all friendly, great place to meet regular New Yorkers and people from all over the world. Probably the cheapest pint of beer in New York at $3 and with that you get a free hot dog.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Munro
    82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Bar, Be sure to visit, Highly Recommend
    Visited again on our annual trip to New York. Cheap drinks $4 per pint Rudy's is a very small bar in the Hells Kitchen District so to ensure getting a seat get in early. Staff certainly work for their wage in this bar as it is constantly busy. You get a free hotdog with every drink ( you need to ask for the hotdogs if not you don't get them) This bar is cash only, but don't worry there is cash machine in the bar at entrance that you can use. Highly recommend and will be sure to visit again on our next visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • karenCFC
    London, United Kingdom433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great bar
    Absolutely love this bar. Visit from the UK every year and it never disappoints. Came here every night to start the night off. $3 beers, $12 pitchers and free hotdogs. Always very busy but we always manage to get a table out the back. Bar staff very efficient even though bar is crowded, so you never wait long. Always meet some interesting, friendly locals which is fun. Cant wait to be back
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 January 2024
  • Will
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,008 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice pub with great beers
    Nice unpretentious bar with a lot of choice in not to expensive beers and hot dogs. Staff very welcoming. They could sometimes turn down the volume of the music a little, so people can actually speak to eachother, certainly when the bar is filled with middle aged man, like it was when I visited.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 February 2024
  • DAROHATH
    Cairns, Australia1,276 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great local bar🍺
    We dropped in to Rudy’s twice during our stay, both times we enjoyed our time. The drinks were reasonable (cheap for midtown), the crowd was pretty local and the music was good. Got talking to multiple locals and it added to our stay. Check it out if you’re in the area, but I wouldn’t go too far out of my way🍺
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 April 2024
  • L42dave
    Runcorn, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fab
    Wow ..... as I wrote on the bathroom wall haha, the best bar, the best people, the best staff. Also the best music and atmosphere.........not to mention free hot dogs. In particular the bar staff and a particular mention to Neil and Keith. Worth the very short walk from time Square. Fabulous
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 April 2024
  • Laura G
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love Rudy's
    Rudy's is a fantastic dive bar, with cheap beer and a free frank with every drink. It's small, lively and full of character. We met some interesting locals while sitting at the bar, who were happy to chat. Great place!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
  • JamesSPCummins
    Halifax, Canada208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    FREE HOT DOGS
    I mean, free hot dogs (I'm serious) with your drink purchases, which have shot and beer deals like southern Mexico and drink prices that try and cut you the biggest deal they can. Walking by here? Enter quick. Legendary New York institution at this point.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 April 2024
  • EddieODP
    Folkestone, United Kingdom31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just pop in for a pint and stayed for a few
    We walked here from Pod 39 hotel, as it’s a must-do. If you're looking for a local bar, this is the place. We arrived at 3:30 pm, and it was full; the atmosphere was great, and as a non-local, I felt comfortable in this bar."
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 May 2024
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Martin D
Bingham, UK1,716 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We really enjoyed our time here, a friendly local bar with a mix of tourists sprinkled in. I much preferred it at lunchtime , at night it was much busier and quite loud ( but hey ho, the locals loved it and it’s their bar ) bartenders switched on, effective and welcoming. We would definitely recommend it , although we didn’t try the hot dogs, plenty of people did and seemed to love them. Keep up the good work a little gem .
Written 10 February 2023
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Wedderburn
Greater London, UK570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
A real local American Bar with an interesting past. This bar is definitely a place to visit when in New York. Went twice would have gone every day if we found it earlier as it was close to our Yotel. The juke box brings the bar together. Locals have been going for years and very welcoming to tourists. Yolanda and the team are Marvellous to watch serving the very cheaply priced beer and free hot dogs, they know everyone and remember you when you next visit. Do go it’s an experience. Billed as as New York’s most famous dive bar with cheapest beer in Manhattan.
Written 28 February 2023
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JJ
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Very cheap drinks. You can buy rounds here for your friends and not worry about blowing a ton of cash. I bought a pitcher and a round of shots for me and three friends for under fifty bucks. That is quite the feat in midtown Manhattan. I used to come here a lot a few years back. My first visit here since "you know what". And it was good to see that this place was still alive and kicking! One of the last great dive bars in NYC. Cheap drinks, loud music, and fun times. Pretty much perfect place to hang out on a hot summer night! And they still have free hot dogs! I love this place!
Written 3 August 2022
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ajessica46
White Plains, NY12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is THE place for an authentic NYC bar experience. The beers range from $3-7 which is UNHEARD OF in NYC. I challenge you to find better prices. Pitchers are $12-$25. They've also got shot + beer deals. And did I mention that you get a free hot dog with every purchase?! This is my kind of place. You gotta check it out, you'll have a great time just hanging out, drinking beer,and eating hot dogs. What a cool experience. Super chill. PS it's cash only here, but they have an ATM inside for your convenience.
Written 9 October 2022
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Munro
82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Visited again on our annual trip to New York.
Cheap drinks $4 per pint
Rudy's is a very small bar in the Hells Kitchen District so to ensure getting a seat get in early.
Staff certainly work for their wage in this bar as it is constantly busy.
You get a free hotdog with every drink ( you need to ask for the hotdogs if not you don't get them)
This bar is cash only, but don't worry there is cash machine in the bar at entrance that you can use.
Highly recommend and will be sure to visit again on our next visit.
Written 7 January 2024
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bbsydney96
Sydney, Australia645 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
There’s mixed reviews about Rudy’s but we enjoyed our visit. If you go there expecting it to be a local watering hole and remember that you are a visitor, you’ll be fine. Bar staff know their regulars and chat with them but they’re equally happy to engage and chat with visitors, as our man did to us. It is a small bar so if you don’t snag a seat, be prepared to stand because people don’t give up their seats very often. We enjoyed our visit but certainly found a few other bars we preferred.
Written 13 August 2023
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Rich W
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
If you're looking for a "proper" drink, in a no-frills bar, where the beer is cold and the doorman looks like Kenny Powers, then this is the place.

Cheap beer, free hotdogs, no messing about. Really enjoyed a couple of nights here during our trip. The only problem I'd have is that it's not *quite* big enough in there, so you do get completely rammed, like you're in a mosh-pit, but hell, it beats paying $12 a drink at the next bar down the road!

Thanks Rudy's. We'll be back. Promise.
Written 25 March 2023
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Uday Dhanoa
New York City, NY176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
Hands down my favourite goto dive bar in Newyork, best bartenders and the best drinks in town. Free hotdogs with every drink you order.

The bar has been around for almost a 100 years and has been through the prohibition era that makes it even more historical.

The pig and the old school neon sign at the entry of the bar are very were welcoming and captivating.

Always start or end a night here!
Written 27 September 2021
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bf92
Northamptonshire, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We stumbled upon Rudy’s when recently visiting New York as we were staying near to Hells Kitchen and nipped in for a few drinks. Really good atmosphere and the 2 Irish chaps working behind the bar were a good laugh also. This was one of the cheapest places for drinks we came across when in New York as well as one of the friendliest - would definitely recommend stopping by for a drink.
Written 12 May 2024
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Maec1123
111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This place is divey and cheap. The bartender is wonderful! Free hot dogs with a purchase of some booze. Booths are put together with duct tape. This place is truly a gem. Tip your bartender folks!!!
Written 11 March 2020
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