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The 10 Best Dive Bars in Washington, DC

From blues bars to Midwest-vibes watering holes to low-ceilinged cellars with top-notch jukeboxes, here are the best places to get divey in DC.
Munchies Staff
2.12.18
AUSTIN
AUSTIN

The 11 Best Dive Bars in Austin

You'll hit the bullseye every time with this list.
Munchies Staff
2.1.18
bars
bars

NYC Dive Bar Says It Will Kick Out Anyone Who Uses the Word 'Literally'

This is, like, literally discrimination.
Mayukh Sen
1.25.18
Tiki
Tiki

The Enduring Appeal of Stealing Tiki Mugs

Tiki has always been about fantasy, but some drinkers go as far as taking home a souvenir from their boozy staycation inside a tiki bar.
Tae Yoon
1.13.18
bars
bars

Being a Bouncer Means Breaking Up Lots of Fights Over Spilled Drinks

If you can picture it, I’m 6’ 8” and 315 pounds. I was always considered the nice guy out of my friends, and I don’t have a threatening or intimidating manner. But I’ve now been doing security for eight years.
Anonymous
1.7.18
politics
politics

When Is It OK to Talk Politics at the Bar?

For decades, "don’t talk politics or religion behind the bar" has been a common maxim for bartenders. But do these uncertain times call for a new rulebook?
Al Sotack
12.29.17
booze
booze

A Gonzo Journey Through Berlin's Absinthe Bars

Berlin has four absinthe bars. I don’t think that’s nearly enough, as there are 3.5 million people in Berlin. I decided to visit them in one night to see if I, in not becoming a degenerate, might encourage the building of more.
Phillip Turo
12.28.17
MUNCHIES Guide to British Food
MUNCHIES Guide to British Food

This 70-Year-Old Bar Landlady Has Served Pete Doherty, Nuns, and Dock Workers

Welcome back to Last Call, where we visit watering holes to collect life advice from their trusty barkeepers. In a special MUNCHIES Guide to British Food edition, we meet 70-year-old Sandra Esquilant at London's Golden Heart pub.
Josh Barrie
12.16.17
NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK CITY

A Visit to Jingle Hell's, the Anti-Holiday Cheer Bar

Grab a glass of Santa's Cough Medicine and deck the halls with naughtiness and misery.
Luke Winkie
12.12.17
Ghosts
Ghosts

What It’s Like to Work at the Most Haunted Bar in America

Working for 13 years at Memphis bar Earnestine & Hazel's, Karen Brownlee has seen it all—from poltergeist jukeboxes to floating orbs to voices from the walls that know her by name.
Karen Brownlee
12.9.17
New Orleans
New Orleans

How I Run the Only Non-Christmas Christmas Bar in America

Owning a dive bar is not for everybody. Some people in New Orleans would probably love to get rid of Snake and Jakes Christmas Club Lounge, but I keep it going because there’s nothing else like it.
Dave Clements
12.4.17
bars
bars

The Slow and Painful Death of the Dive Bar

Remember the good times before some yuppie bought and ruined your favorite watering hole by renaming it something along the lines of an “eco friendly neighborhood pub serving IPA's only?" 
Josh Androsky
11.24.17