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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

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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The Windy Gap – Paxton, NE

Pam didn’t just write to The Dive Bar Tourist about the regulars at this bar—she isa regular. Pam’s been going to The Windy Gap Saloon & Grill since she moved…

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Pop’s Blue Moon – St. Louis

Tucked away on a residential street, Pop's Blue Moon is the kind of bar you wish you had in your neighborhood.  Imagine a place where it's just as easy to…

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Asheville Odditorium – Asheville, NC

Dive Bar Tourist fan Valerie describes this dive, which is nestled in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, as something like “the Addams Family rec room.” Wait a sec—a dive…

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The Dudley Chateau – Wayland, MA

Depending on what qualifies a dive, as a dive, to some, the lack of torn vinyl upholstery and the absence of stained drop-ceiling tiles may result in disqualification.  However, The…

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The Sugarcane Tavern – Milwaukee

Sometimes this world can feel a little crazy and overwhelming, so when Scott Lemmer wrote to the Dive Bar Tourist about The Sugar Cane Tavern in Milwaukee, WI, we were…

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