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)