The Dive Bar Debate

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by benitobeast69 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:54 pm

I feel like my local pub would constitute a dive.... it is small and dark, they have xmas decorations that stay up all year round as well as a load of bullshit weird ornaments...like a huge fake Venus fly trap on top of the jukebox that hasn't been updated in years. it doesn't even work anymore as most of the coins it was tuned to take are no longer in circulation. The landlord will blast you a load of credits on though if you are buying beer. prices are at least a quid cheaper than anywhere else in the area ..and half the price of the city. the toilets are fucking rank and have old porn pullouts plastered all over the walls. they have a stuffed dog that some of the regulars pet...speaking of regulars the place is pretty much 99% regulars..i moved into the area 8 months ago and by now i'm considered part of the group but still a newbie of sorts.. they have a meat raffle every Friday..i bought a packet of nuts from there the other week for the first time..they were out of date...I didn't mention it I just ate them...I feel like I would have been called out as a sissy if i'd of mentioned it...they have a pool table with no white ball..however they have an extra black ball that someone has scratched the word white into with a knife...when I asked one of the regulars what they were doing for xmas he told me he has xmas dinner at the pub. they don't serve food and are only open till 3pm on xmas day but at 3 they kick everyone out bar the regulars and everyone breaks out a dish of something and they all took in and party all day in a lock in, my asperation in life is to get in there enough over the next 11 months that I get an ivite for Christmas day dinner 2019...on of my buddies who is pussy whipped is not allowed to go there off his wife as she considers it too rough. my mrs won't go. best of all I can go in on my own and now I've been a good few times I can always see plenty of familiar faces and strike up some great conversations with interesting guys who I wouldn't usually meet. the old boy I was chatting to at the bar this lunch time over shots of whiskey was 92..he had fought in ww2...he's still drinking away at the new inn.
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by oettinger » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:47 pm

Wow that sounds fucking great. Don`t fuck that up benito! You might`ve found home.

"Lock in" bars are the best, my dive did it too. By law they had to close for one hour. I was allowed to stay and drink more. Usually between 6 or 7 in the morning
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by benitobeast69 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:52 pm

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Wow that sounds fucking great. Don`t fuck that up benito! You might`ve found home.

"Lock in" bars are the best, my dive did it too. By law they had to close for one hour. I was allowed to stay and drink more. Usually between 6 or 7 in the morning
used to have a sweet deal with constant lock ins at a boozer near my old house when my buddy was fucking the landlady. unfortunately the fucking stopped and so did the lock ins and free drinks.....I personally thought it was selfish of him to fucking her...should have taken one for the team.
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Hugh » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:54 am

Whoa! There's a word for that? Lock in? Some years ago my friends and I were late night regulars at a dive bar. One night when the owner was tending bar he let us stay there until 4 AM. It was kind of awkward, i had never been in that situation before, but I just kept buying my drinks and sitting there, waiting for someone else to take charge and tell us when to leave.

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Dear Booze » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:54 am

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...It was kind of awkward, i had never been in that situation before, but I just kept buying my drinks and sitting there, waiting for someone else to take charge and tell us when to leave.
I've been there too. It IS awkward. On one hand, you get to continue drinking past legal hours. Kind of a forbidden fruit. On the other hand, you can't really let loose and have fun. You kind of feel like you're drinking with your boss. You can't really be yourself.
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by benitobeast69 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:24 pm

Dear Booze wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:54 am
Hugh wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:54 am
...It was kind of awkward, i had never been in that situation before, but I just kept buying my drinks and sitting there, waiting for someone else to take charge and tell us when to leave.
I've been there too. It IS awkward. On one hand, you get to continue drinking past legal hours. Kind of a forbidden fruit. On the other hand, you can't really let loose and have fun. You kind of feel like you're drinking with your boss. You can't really be yourself.
hahha yeah...id'd be sat there thinking "don't fuck this up old boy"
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by oettinger » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:46 pm

Sometimes at my dive we did it with random strangers. It didn`t feel strange at all, one time someone even got us breakfast
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Lush City » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:21 pm

There is no debate! You know who you are and you know you go to dive bars. So stand up and admit it! Don't forget to tip the bartender.
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by LeoneLasalle » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:57 am

The Blue Moon was once frequented by Allen Ginsberg, Dylan Thomas, and Roethke, and stands out amid Seattle's other, more famous dives bars in its commitment to keeping its patrons feeling at home.

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by oettinger » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:03 am

LeoneLasalle wrote:
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The Blue Moon was once frequented by Allen Ginsberg, Dylan Thomas, and Roethke, and stands out amid Seattle's other, more famous dives bars in its commitment to keeping its patrons feeling at home.
I did not know that Ginsberg was frequenting Seattle. Thanks for the info Leone L.

What about sharing more interesting stuff with the rest of us drunks by introducing yourself right here. Welcome and cheers!
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Stendhal » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:35 am

I will be visiting the St. Pete/Tampa area in two weeks, where are the dive bars, I don't want to pay D.C. or N.Y. prices for a gin and tonic or scotch and soda.

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Dear Booze » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:04 am

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I will be visiting the St. Pete/Tampa area in two weeks, where are the dive bars, I don't want to pay D.C. or N.Y. prices for a gin and tonic or scotch and soda.
I have never been to the St Pete / Tampa area, but just did a quick search for dive bars in the area. MJ's Watering Hole looks like a place to check out. I looked for the "worst" place, not the "best", as I've learned that this is usually the trick to finding a true dive.

Here is a Yelp review:

"One star because I had to. This place is a mess. The owner is so addicted to drugs that you can't understand him when he speaks. He can't leave his nose alone. The bartender is running the place by herself and rips off any tourist that walks in the door. She is only interested in serving her local crew. The place was empty except for the three obvious regulars. It was not welcoming or fun. The owner was outside with another drug influenced female when we arrived and only hung out long enough to see his drug dealer arrive, then they left. This is a great spot for a sports bar and in the middle of a family/tourist area. Sure the Tradewinds and Sirata would not want this place to ruin their reputation however it's across the street and easy for adults to visit from those locations. . St Pete needs to clean up this space! Get rid of the drug dealers and money laundering! No more refilling bottles with cheap liquor either!"

CJ's On The Island had this review:

"This is the smokiest bar that I have been in for over 30 years. Beyond ridiculous, we sat near the back stage to watch a Frank and Dean duo. A dozen signs stating "No smoking in the area". A lady at the table next to us was smoking like a chimney with the no smoking sign right in front of her at her table. None of the staff said a word to her. Then in walks the guy working the sound board who smoked non stop the entire time. He even held his cigarette over the sound mixer numerous times. Anyway his smoke was blowing directly at me, so unfortunately we had to leave the show early as I could barely breath. Smelled like an ashtray when I got home, just disgusting.
You lost more drink orders from us, so your loss CJs. If you are a chain smoker you will love this bar."

I think it will be easy to accomplish your goal of finding a cheep dump for drinks. Sounds like a fun place.
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Stendhal » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:25 pm

Thanks, I will have to check them out.

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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Patchez » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:12 pm

Stendhal wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:35 am
I will be visiting the St. Pete/Tampa area in two weeks, where are the dive bars, I don't want to pay D.C. or N.Y. prices for a gin and tonic or scotch and soda.
South of the bay in Cortez is my favorite hole on the water when down there. Annies. Love the dive/bait shop. I'll see if I can find the thread I did on it.

Here it is. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=66732&hilit=annie%2 ... 3036cf9852
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Re: The Dive Bar Debate

Post by Stendhal » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:44 am

Thanks, I will have to give that bar a go, looks like a good time

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