Dive bars are great for the most part. It beats an overpriced nightclub any day of the week. The following things… give a dive it's signature "charm":


1. The name lacks any pretention whatsoever

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2. The marquee has words of encouragement (for drinking)

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3. The bathroom is tiny. Need-to-carve-a-hole-into-the-door tiny.

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4. The toilet seat is missing, but a complimentary beer will suffice

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5. The mirror is missing, too, but has a fine replacement

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6. Bathroom humor goes 5 levels deep

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7. There's a sign asking you not to puke in the urinal

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8. The Do-Not-Serve list is long enough to have a sense of humor about itself

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9. The smoking policy levels with you

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10. The health standards are super, super stringent

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11. …this is just about the best they can do

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