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Dive Bar

Not feeling fancy? We hear you! We've got recommendations for the coolest dive bars wherever you are, plus fiery discussions about how much Chowhounds love or hate them.

Portland’s 31 Essential Bars, Spring 2018

by stevewi 9 months ago

See the attached link... Some of these are very nice and some are pretty divey. All are great (but not all have g...


stevewi commented 8 months ago

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Beer-and-Wine-Only Bars in NYC

by the mess 8 months ago

Hi all, I just posted a related question on another thread [

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Knights Ferry General Store, Saloon & Grill | Stanislaus County

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On a recent visit to the foothills, I made a rewarding detour through Knights Ferry.

Ink48 area - food, coffee, bars

by chloe254 2 years ago

I will be spending 3 days at the Ink48 hotel next week. In meetings all day and staying there every night. I am looki...


sugartoof commented 2 years ago

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Dive Bars -- Palm Springs Area

by stamfoodie 2 years ago

Need recommendations for the best dive bars in Palm Springs area, land of craft cocktails and craft beer. Looking ...

Dive bars/pubs/restaurants in Halifax

by BRL 2 years ago

Later this week I'll be staying at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront hotel (near the ferry terminal) and I'd like to ...


parleek commented 2 years ago

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Hut's Hamburgers - Bang for your Burger Buck

by blackbookali 2 years ago

If you don't fall for Hut's on the first date, Hell in the first five minutes you are inside the place, you might wan...

New to Hermosa/Manhattan Area

by globalsurf 4 years ago

OK my fellow hounders. There are a couple of very old strings regarding Hermosa/Manhattan recommendations. I just m...


ScarletB commented 3 years ago

are there any good dive bars left in greater downtown LA?

by Dylan 3 years ago

it seems like most of the good dive bars have closed with downtown's gentrification. are there any still in business ...


mc michael commented 3 years ago

Dinner: Frankie & Johnny's 3/29

by zin1953 3 years ago

Franky & Johnny's closed some time ago. It was a dive bar with really tasty crawfish. Frankie & Johnny's is the "...


zin1953 commented 3 years ago

Creative cocktails and/or dive bar before Marea...

by coolaugustmoon 4 years ago

Meeting some family for a blow out/reunion thing at Marea. Some of us may meet earlier for a drink or two nearby. I...

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squid kun commented 4 years ago

Recalling Dive Bar, Downtown Crossing, 1982

by Greg B 11 years ago

Please bear with me but I'm trying to remember the name of a place from a trip to Boston to see the Red Sox 25 years ...


hazelhurst commented 4 years ago

Dive Bars Spring/Summer 2014

by EaterBob 4 years ago

Given the recent discussion about Dive Bars started by Matt H, I wanted to ask some questions about some places that ...


EaterBob commented 4 years ago

Dive Bars

by ChancesR 5 years ago

An out-of-town friend who loves dive bars is visiting and I want to give him a Cook's tour. For him, the sleazier, t...


Vrooman commented 5 years ago

Dive bar veggie burgers?

by Jbirdsall 5 years ago

Anybody know of great veggie burgers at Bay Area dive bars or cool old diners? I'm not looking for a defrosted Boca b...


Jbirdsall commented 5 years ago

Need a new Dive Bar

by rottyguy 5 years ago

My beloved Blarney Cove has shutdown after years of existence. Anything else around to pick up the slack?


Spiritchaser commented 5 years ago

Dive Bars..San Diego

by Beach Chick 10 years ago

Love Love Love a great dive bar.. Pacific Shores in Ocean Beach and Nunu's in Hillcrest are some of my fav's. Star ...


DoctorChow commented 5 years ago

Dive bars, holes in the wall, quirky places full of character in Chicago

by briansy 5 years ago

Hi all, Before I start, I need to put this thread into context. I am an Irish guy living in London and have just r...


briansy commented 5 years ago