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Posted: 7/23/2010 1:13:51 AM EDT
The worst dive thread got me thinking.  I LIKE dives.  I like places with a bar, a couple of tables maybe a jukebox, and maybe something worth eating.  Some place small, not crowded, not expensive, and not trendy, but friendly.  A good old comfortable familiar pub.  Not a restaurant, either, but some place to hang out and maybe eat while you get to the business of slurping some suds and shootin the shit.

Most towns have one.  My favorite all time was the Rose & Crown in Garmisch (Brit pub in Bavaria)
In Annapolis it's Davis Pub (actually across the creek in Eastport, and right next to the dinghy dock).
In Baltimore you can't swing a gold chain without hitting 3 of em, but Canton Square is a good spot to start sampling.

So what's your town's best low brow casual hole in the wall pub/bar/dive?
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 1:38:58 AM EDT
I have a few to choose from around here, Tall Texan, Jimmy's Ice house, Shiloh.  I love dive bars
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 1:52:52 AM EDT
I'll let you know in a year.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 2:09:17 AM EDT
The Brick in Jonesville, IN.  Cheap beer and great food.  Usually they know what I'm ordering as soon as I walk in the door.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 4:25:20 AM EDT
This is not in my town but looks like it could be a fun place to hang out.....

Link Posted: 7/23/2010 4:26:18 AM EDT
I was raised on the dive bar.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 6:27:48 AM EDT
Santa Monica, CA: The Cock & Bull (British Pub)
Huntington Beach, CA - The Beehive (has a real dart board)
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 6:31:08 AM EDT
Santa Monica, CA: The Cock & Bull (British Pub)
Huntington Beach, CA - The Beehive (has a real dart board)

You poor bastards aren't even allowed to smoke in your pubs any more are ya?  
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 6:38:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 6:41:02 AM EDT
I live in a one traffic light town.  Your options are limited.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 6:41:50 AM EDT
I live in the woods in a "dry" county

No pubs/bars

There was an old bootlegger that had a greyhound bus half buried up in a holler that served as a "bar"

Sadly he is no longer in business
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 6:41:51 AM EDT
In this town?  Too many options.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 6:49:37 AM EDT
The Jade Dragon. Yeah, I shit you not, the biggest dive in my town is a chinese restaurant where all the locals go get shit faced. Drinks are strong as hell, and they never cut you off.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 7:33:28 AM EDT
Barrio Brewery.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:01:37 AM EDT
I live in a one bar town.  It closes at 9:00 even on weekends.  
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:05:35 AM EDT
Sterling Place Tavern in Buffalo, NY. The best burgers, steaks, and beers around....and you'd never know it from the outside (or even the inside).
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 9:18:01 AM EDT
Triangle Lounge  in Wilmington, NC. I usually go there for afternoon beers with a couple of my friends.

I like Sharky's on Ocean Isle Beach when I'm down there.

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