Ruby’s — the belle of the Boardwalk

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Ruby’s Bar & Grill [1213 Boardwalk between Stillwell Ave. and W. 12th St. in Coney Island, (718) 372-9079]. Open Sun–Thu, 10:30 am–10 pm; Fri–Sat, 10:30 am–1 am. For info, visit

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Lenny from Brooklyn says:
Rubys is my favorite place to go to in Coney Island. I feel welcome on any given day! Please keep Rubys.
June 17, 2011, 10:20 am
Paul A. from Ft. Hamilton/Bay Ridge says:
Been goin' there for years and it remains to be one of the original Coney dive bars. The people, scuzzyist interior, fantastic juke box, old and new photos, mermaid parade hot spot and the characters that enjoyed everything about the place and each other can't be replaced.
June 19, 2011, 9:39 am
Greg from Greenpoint says:
If you count the prior incarnation of the space as the Hebrew National Deli and Bar, it has been a local institution since 1934.
June 24, 2011, 11:17 am
Paul A. from Bay Ridge/ Ft. Ham. says:
There's only one authentic dive bar on the walk' in Coney & that's Rubys. With the new rides/sterilization etc. Rubys is along with Cha-Chas the last remnants, of ole Coney the way it was. The people that run Rubys,Mike,Sam,Willy,Diana and of course Master give the place a unique feel. Rubys during the Mermaid Parade was the only place to be hoisting a few beers & watching the crazy world go by. The photos on the wall run like a visual history of Coney....I'm up there...The juke box can't be duplicated for variety.....Sinatra to Salsa to Hip-Hop. Next year without Rubys?? FUHGEDDABOUDIT!!!!
July 14, 2011, 8:55 am

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