Tired of the snooty Manhattan bars charging $13 for a Bud Light? Head west to Blue Ruin bar located in Hell's Kitchen (between 39th and 40th on 9th ave). Ruin is as dive bar as it gets. Heavy metal classics incuding Black Sabbath, Metallica, and AC/DC play in the background of this NYC hole in the wall that has good service, pleasant bartenders, and a billiards table in the back! The most expensive beer will run you an easy $7 but you can snag some as low as $3 during their (ALL DAY, EVERYDAY) Happy Hour. Unfortunately they do not serve food, but, are conveniently located next to a 2 Bros Pizza where you can grab a decent dollar slice or two. Ruin is probably not recommended for all, but definitely for those in need of a spot to pregame and headbang before a rock concert at Madison Square Garden!
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