Best Dive Bar in Every State

Source: Courtesy of The Nob Hill Inn via Facebook

Colorado: Nob Hill Inn
> City: Denver

This slightly gritty Denver old-timer – there’s been a bar or restaurant on the site since 1937 and it’s been called the Nob Hill Inn since 1954 – is decorated with paintings done by the owner when he was an art student 30-plus years ago. According to the Denver news and arts publication Westword, “The off-band jukebox still takes dollar bills, and…[t]he crowd ebbs and flows as hipsters, old-timers, and guys wearing sunglasses indoors all come and go.”

Source: Courtesy of Sara W. via Yelp

Connecticut: The Bruce Park Grill
> City: Greenwich

This upscale Connecticut community might be the last place you’d expect to find a dive bar, but the Bruce Park Grill is the real thing. Cheap beer, burgers and pan pizzas, a shuffleboard table, friendly bartenders, and a regular clientele…. It’s a world away from the posh boutiques and pricey restaurants nearby.

Source: Courtesy of Comegys Pub via Facebook

Delaware: Comegys’ Pub
> City: Wilmington

A small, family-owned blue-collar watering hole known for its friendly staff and friendly regulars, Comegys’ has been called “the Cheers of Wilmington.” It’s the kind of place, one regular told the local entertainment site Out&About, where “Someone will always buy you a drink, whether you want one or not!”

Source: Courtesy of Chirstopher L. via Yelp

Florida: Boat Club
> City: Tarpon Springs

There’s beer and a little wine but no hard booze at what Yelp reviewers hail as a “dilapidated, crooked,” “classic Floridian dive bar” with “the wildest ambiance, the best bartenders, the greatest stories.” Perched above the Anclote River, leaning over it on “at least a 20 degree angle,” it’s “jam packed with character.” As one comment notes, “Don’t come here looking for hipsteresque irony; you’ll be eaten alive.”

Source: Courtesy of Manny C. via Yelp

Georgia: The Rail Pub
> City: Savannah

Opened in 1890 in what was then the city’s red light district, the Rail Pub has been everything from a railroad workers’ bar to a boarding house to a brothel. Today, the attractions in this “dark, dank, sketchy, and…amazing” joint (as one Yelper called it) include $5 Forties (40-ounce beers), free fried chicken and live music on Fridays, and, according to the bar’s website, “the city’s finest collection of daytime drinkers.”

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