An authentic dive bar, Rudy’s is one of the few hang outs in Hell’s Kitchen that’s not a gay bar or strip club (not to say that there’s anything wrong with either, they both have their merits). You’ll know it by the giant cartoonish pig statue outside, a welcoming figure for patrons old and new.
The two defining features of Rudy’s are the free, delicious hot dogs with every drink and the “patio” area out back. Maybe it’s just the taste of no money spent, but these hot dogs are the best you’ll find in NYC. As for the patio, it resembles something that might have been a basement at one point, and someone had the brilliant idea to rip the roof off. There are tables and chairs out there, and a projector that often shows sporting events in such a massive size that it takes up an entire wall.
Rudy’s is great any night of the week, especially for those new to the dive scene. Official Website
What: Free hot dogs and patio drinks
–Dress Code & Happy Hour
Happy Hour: Daily
Specials: Daily rotating specials
–Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 am
Sunday: 12:00 am – 4:00 am
New York, NY 10036
Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West
Category: Dive Bars
Price Range: $ Inexpensive