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Rudy’s Bar & Grill – New York, NY

With an illustrious history that includes Al Capone, a six-legged pig, Prohibition, poets, celebrities and NY characters holding up the bar, Rudy’s in Hell’s Kitchen is more like a museum…

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The Bars are Back, Baby! (Part 2)

The Bars are Back Baby! - by Heather Straub Don’s Drive-Inn Dive Bar and Daiquiris in Houston, Texas As far as community involvement goes, it’s very possible that Don’s Drive-Inn…

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The Bars are Back, Baby! (Part 1)

The Bars are Back, Baby! - By Heather Straub It’s been an interesting time for The Dive Bar Tourist and fellow dive bar enthusiasts. Shortly after we started this venture,…

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The Green Parrot – Key West, FL

There aren’t many dive bars out there that win “Best of” awards, nor do people refer to them as “iconic.” In this case, however, The Green Parrot in Key West,…

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The Forest Club – Ukiah, CA

An anonymous Dive Bar Tourist fan with the inside scoop told us about The Forest Club in Ukiah, California. Dimly-lit with brick walls and a stainless-steel bar, this little hole-in-the-wall…

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The Lone Wolf Saloon – Gould City, MI

Regaled throughout Michigan’s UP (Upper Peninsula), the Lone Wolf Saloon in Gould City is a must for the next time you’re passing through town via US-2. People keep using the…

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Don’s Drive-Inn Bar & Daiquiris – Houston, TX

Visiting a dive bar with a long name provides for an easy sobriety check. If you can’t say it after a few drinks, you really shouldn’t drive. When I saw…

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The Cabin Tavern – Anchorage

If you’re just passing through Alaska, you’re either on vacation or running from the law. That’s why patrons at the Cabin Tavern in Anchorage, Alaska, usually go by their first…

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The Looney Bin – Bradley, IL

If you get a chance to have a cocktail at The Looney Bin in Bradley, IL you will quickly see that everyone there is fully committed to having a good…

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Our Top 5 Cinematic Dive Bars

Our Top 5 Movie Dive Bars - By Ed Attanasio  Bars of all types have been featured in films from the very beginning. The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson was…

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The Midtown Lounge – Arroyo Hondo, NM

If you’re in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico or anywhere else in the vicinity and discover that you’re hungry or thirsty, hitting the Midtown Lounge is a no-brainer. Their motto is…

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The Rustic Hut – Florence, MT

This place has every single dive bar requirement and more. The Dive Bar Tourist was astounded and delighted when Rustic Hut employee Desiree wrote to us. We’ll give you a…

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The Blind Tiger – Shreveport, LA

Marie’s favorite dive is The Blind Tiger in Shreveport, Louisiana. She calls it “a restaurant during the day,” and while it isknown for serving amazing Cajun food, it’s also known…

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The Sunset Pub & Grill – Lincoln Park, NJ

This is a fun little dive located at the Lincoln Park Airport in New Jersey. They welcome everyone, stating that they hope “everyone leaves with plans to return.” At an…

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The Blaguard – Washington, DC

A Dive Bar Tourist follower, wrote to us to recommend The Blaguard in Washington D.C. They call themselves “your neighborhood bar” and our DBT reader agrees, calling it “a good…

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The Lemon Tree – Alameda, CA (permanently closed)

The past few weeks have given us plenty of time to look back fondly at some of our favorite old dive bars. For the Dive Bar Tourist, a stroll down memory…

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Rides Bar & Grill – Fort Dodge, IA

Jamie wrote in to tell us about Rides Bar & Grill in Fort Dodge, IA. When asked if she had a favorite bartender, she said…herself! We certainly don’t mind a…

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The Pleasant Bowl – Mt. Pleasant, TX

This is a bowling alley. On the surface, it’s known as the MP Bowling & Activity Center. They have a beautiful website, a fancy new name, and big plans for…

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The Silver Bullet – Paducah, KY

It’s great to get all the recommendations of the local and favorite dives of the people that have been following our page.    Elizabeth wrote to The Dive Bar Tourist about…

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The Old Mason Jar Tavern – Fairborn, OH

The Dive Bar Tourist was contacted by Jimmy, the owner of The Old Mason Jar Tavern in Fairborn, Ohio. Of course the owner of a bar would write in to…

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Three Fingered Jack’s Saloon and Cafe – Winthrop, WA

Going all the way back to the early 1900s, this dive bar was called the Winthrop Pool Hall and Tavern for many years, but today it’s known as Three Fingered…

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