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Old 04-17-2016, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Not around the New Orleans area.
I always thought NOLA that a lot of dive bars. It appears that a lot on Bourbon Street are styled that way. I think dive bars are nice because they are cheaper. And everyone likes cheap alcohol.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:30 PM
 
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I always thought NOLA that a lot of dive bars. It appears that a lot on Bourbon Street are styled that way. I think dive bars are nice because they are cheaper. And everyone likes cheap alcohol.
They're also way more comfortable, friendly, and down-to-earth than upscale cocktail lounges.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:30 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I know a good amount in Phoenix area, and they are actually extremely popular with the younger crowd. Doesn't seem like they will be going anywhere anytime soon, but we will see.
Swizzle Inn (Stumble Out!) in Northwest Phoenix by the Vig (I think Vig #1). Always decorated for Christmas!
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:48 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Real dive bars, yes. They are declining in number.

Bars that consciously try to convey the effect of a dive bar, no. They are pretty popular.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I always thought NOLA that a lot of dive bars. It appears that a lot on Bourbon Street are styled that way. I think dive bars are nice because they are cheaper. And everyone likes cheap alcohol.
Dive bars don't exist on Bourbon lol
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:00 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Dive bars, not unlike many features that used to be associated with urban neighborhoods (authentic family owned restaurants for example) are becoming more of a thing of the suburbs now.

Two of my favorite dive bars in Dallas (and of all time), Club Schmitz and the (original) Loon are both gone.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I always thought NOLA that a lot of dive bars. It appears that a lot on Bourbon Street are styled that way. I think dive bars are nice because they are cheaper. And everyone likes cheap alcohol.
Lets not confuse "Dive" with "Trashy"
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Milwaukee, WI is the land of dive bars. Every neighborhood has at least a dozen or so, and they all remain as gathering places on the weekends. My old neighborhood has 8 bars that were on residential streets, and were basically just someones basement with a liquor license.

In Denver now, and its so sad seeing all of the dives close up. The new pretentious places are only busy the first few months they open, and eventually empty out. It's sad because in the end, the new place doesn't last a year, yet the original location was doing just fine for decades.
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Lets not confuse "Dive" with "Trashy"
Although, it's not a dive bar if you don't name the rat.
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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Although, it's not a dive bar if you don't name the rat.

For the Always Sunny fans. Charlies Rat Stick Birthday episode
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