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In 2010, Playboy magazine described a dive bar as:
“A church for down-and-outers and those who romanticize them, a rare place where high and low rub elbows — bums and poets, thieves and slumming celebrities. It’s a place that wears its history proudly.”

Dive Bars are a place of simplicity. Dive Bars are a neighborhood hangout, a place where the regulars are safe and a stranger should check himself. But, a dive bar welcomes strangers, strangers that are grounded, polite, and courteous.

There are probably plenty of definitions but to my mind, that hits the nail on the head. The goal is 200 reviews this year and hopefully we can affiliate with some drinkers across the country to contribute for their area. ( today is 12/9/2010)


Columbia City

U- District / Eastlake


SoDo  Georgetown


West Seattle

Bellevue Mercer Island

Maple Leaf   Greenlake  Northgate

North Seattle

Top 20 Best Seattle Dive Bars

1. The Old 5th Ave Tavern (Maple Leaf)

2. Reservoir Tavern (Maple Leaf)

3. Leny’s Tavern (Greenlake)

4. The Zoo (Eastlake)

5. The Rendezvous (Downtown)

6. The Hurricane (Downtown)

7. Galway Arms (U District)

8. 9 lb. Hammer (Georgetown)

9. The Comet Tavern ( Capitol Hill)

10. Wedgewood Alehouse (Wedgewood)

11. The Dubliner (Freemont)

Top 10 Scary or Intimidating Seattle  Dive Bars:

Maybe it is unfair to judge, but screw it. These bars, at least for the moments we were there, were scary on some level. Read the reviews to find out why.

1. The Knarr (U-district)

2. Blue Moon (U-district)

Resevoir Tavern 2

Top 10 Kid Friendly Bars

I simply cannot believe I am starting this list... But all of my friends that were attractive enough to mate are crapping out kids left and right.  They still have their needs, so here goes.

The reviewers initials are at the end of the review. If you have a comment please feel free to E-mail them here.