627 9th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.760042 -73.991826
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Swingin' dongs for ugly chicks. – Sausage Factory so yeah . . . if you are a chick that is a solid 5 or 6 have fun. There are a lot of those in NYC. Knock yourself out. Have another free hot dog.
Free hot dogs and cheap beer are just part of what lures the energetic crowd to happy hour. – The Scene
Rudy's is one of the last bars in Manhattan where suits, slackers and lifetime ne'er-do-wells commingle in a laid-back, beer-laden haze. It's always loud and crowded, even when the backyard "garden" is open. And when you're ready to date out of your comfy little social circle, slap on your sluttiest lipstick or your spiffiest blue jeans and head here. Chances are you'll cozy up in one of Rudy's little red banquettes with someone new before long.
Heated on one of those fast-food rotisseries and served with a plain white bun and a little mustard, the full-sized hot dogs are always free and always available--so long as "the hot dog guy" is behind the bar. The blackboard lists about 12 brews on tap, from Bud to Checker Cab Blonde Ale; Rudy's Red, the house brew, is dirt cheap but rather weak.
Great bartenders-avoid fri nites – From outside,large pig sends quirky welcome.It seems shady from outside,but is a very welcoming place.large mix of people from old timers at bar nursing daily drinks to work crowd in area drawn because of cheap beer prices & free hot dogs.They do mix up beer selection occassionally(best right now are Harpoon IPA(Mass.,US) & Hofbrau(German).Hot Dogs are good but don't indulge more than 1 or 2.Great bartenders like Joe,Joyce,Robert &especially Yolanda(very pretty,funny & no-nonsense).Jukebox has changed couple times but hopefully will add more songs soon.Fridays after 6 are most crowded-try Wed or Thu after 5 for best times.Everyone talks to one another-i find that a plus most times.Sometimes you have to cut short conversation with old-time regular at bar.
Chear beer, good music – This place has the cheapest beer specials. The music is really fun and not too loud and obnoxious. This isn't a place I would go every weekend. You kind of have to be in the mood for it.....and also be in the mood to be "asked out" the entire time you're there and see a lot of trashy people making out at the bar. Also, make sure you have your ID with you b/c you get carded as soon as you walk in the door by a huge guy with a flashlight.
12 dollar pitchers and free hotdogs – What a great dive bar on 9th ave, unassuming and fantastic for it. Grab yourself a pitcher of pilsner and a cpl of hot dogs and you'll have a great time. Always a good flow of people in and out so you can normally get yourself a table before too long. Bouncer is super-friendly which is always a bonus!
Yummy free hot dogs, outdoor seating too! – I went here last night while meeting up with 2 buddies and I was really impressed with the free hot dogs since I usually expect bad food when it's free. The beer was good and the crowd wasn't overly rowdy or annoying. What struck me was how eclectic the crowd was. Definitely a good time and the outdoor seating reminds me of the pubs I used to go to in the UK.
Best dive in Hell's Kitchen – This place is awesome to catch a quick pint after work. The bartenders are sassy, fun, and the backyard is great in the summer.
The Most FABULOUS dive EVER :) – The place is tiny and crowded and the music is loud! Great environment. No hoochies. Everyone is friendly. Great music selection and the bartender mixes an awsome kamikaze!!
An I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 4' papier mache piggy out in front...I would go there every weekend!
Fantastic Spot... – We went to NYC for Christmas and were recommended Rudy's by a friend - LOVED it and closed the place down every night we were in Manhattan. Awesome bartenders, crowd, and staff - made new friends every night and can't wait to go back!!!!
That is the new hot spot in the city! – I was there last night and, someone was there with a half million dollar Maybach
Mercedes Limo! Wow.....What else is happening in there! The staff are very strict and efficent with the bar crowd. Hope to be there tonight if I see that car outside on 9th ave.
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