10. Riviera Cafe & Sports Bar
According to amNewYork, “a piece of old Greenwich Village died with this 48-year-old sports bar when it served its last pint in August.” The 48-year-old institution, which claims to be the neighborhood’s “original outdoor cafe and sports bar,” had been serving New Yorkers since 1969. When asked why the space, formerly located on a wedge of land between 7th Avenue and West 4th and West 10th Streets, was closing, the general manager, Steve Certell, simply told Gothamist that, “”Things open, things close.”
Aside from its traditional bar, it offered an indoor restaurant, a greenhouse space and two open patio areas where friends and family can gather to enjoy the game — whether you were a soccer, golf, or college hockey fan.