b side tavern portland dive bar

B Side Tavern

Above all, B Side is a post-shift staple for the service industry. Bartenders can be gruff, but the pours are generous. Post-dinner, settle in with a group of friends, and…


Hank’s Saloon

Hank's has a couple charms. One of them is a jukebox stocked with Hank Williams (obviously). Another is cheap drinks. It stops there. The dive-iest of the dives, Hank's has collected…

american sardine bar

American Sardine Bar

Sixteen American beers on tap and a functional-stoner menu of sandwiches and snacks are the formula at Point Breeze’s best pub, identifiable by the enormous sardine-can “sign” dangling out front.…



Located in the Old Metairie suburbs more known for ice cream socials than craft cocktails, this hidden gem is worth seeking out for the ambiance alone. A jukebox full of…

simon's tavern bar chicago

Simon’s Tavern

The neighborhood’s Swedish history lives on in this worn-and-warm tavern, which dedicates one whole wall to a deer-hunting mural featuring regulars from years past. There are also goblets of seasonal…

delilah's bar chicago


Any lived-in, urban dive that pays homage to Joe Strummer, pinball and whiskey in equal measure, could be a potential classic. Delilah’s—dark, friendly and loud—is. It boasts more than 600…

Rossi's Liquor Chicago dive bar

Rossi’s Liquors

Rossi’s isn’t a cocktail bar. It’s not even a beer bar. It’s a bar-bar—a perfectly sinister, open-all-day dive for those days when work simply won’t do. (It’s also technically a…