Best Dive Bars from 150 Best Bars in America Slideshow

150 Best Bars in America Slideshow

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Best Dive Bars

The 5 Point Cafe (Seattle, Wash.)

This long-standing bar’s motto pretty much defines dive bar attitude: “We cheat tourists and drunks.” Completing the look are duct-taped furniture, a jerry-rigged periscope with a view of the Space Needle in the men’s room, and an all-day-n-night breakfast menu to complement the 40-ouncers of Olde English.




The Raven Grill (Washington, D.C.)

Marshall's Pub (New Bedford, Mass.)

• The BAR (Hollywood, Calif.)

Replay (Lawrence, Kan.)

Specs (San Francisco, Calif.)