Raccoon Lodge
59 Warren St.
(bet. W. Broadway and Church)

With its neon sign and fake-wood exterior, Raccoon Lodge looks like a slice of ungentrified Tribeca—and it is. But the bar, unabashedly a dark, noisy dive, isn’t nearly as rough-and-tumble as The Patriot a block north; it’s more of an unpretentious place to grab a beer (and perhaps a shot, but don’t go ordering a Negroni). There are video games, a pool table, sexy women bartenders, and—a nod to its wider appeal—T-shirts for sale. (Raccoon Lodge is closing sometime in early 2016, but there’s hope it’ll reopen elsewhere in the neighborhood.)

Raccoon Lodge