For some, going out to drink at a bar is a special occasion necessitating high quality libations, and a pleasantly curated ambiance. This map is not for those people.
These are the city’s best rough and tumble dive bars. “Best”, when applied here, is a tricky metric: the moment a dive bar tries to meet some semi-objective criteria of “good”, perhaps through renovations or stocking craft beers, it ceases to be a dive. So perhaps don’t read this map as a list of high-quality establishments, but rather, a guide to neighbourhood spots with relaxed vibes and exceedingly affordable drinks, at which you, your date, and your friends can reliably have a good time — wearing sneakers and sweatpants if you feel so inclined.Read More