FAVORITE DIVE BARS IN THE SF BAY AREA

  1. The Tempest
    Box Kitchen is right next door so you can bring your food inside, try the chicken *in* waffles.
  2. Sweeties
    Scrappy little ruby in North Beach. One pool table and $3 drafts. Far enough from the tourists, close enough to the pasta.
  3. Hotsy Totsy Club
    They stepped up their cocktail game recently, plus there's a taco truck outside all the time.
  4. Buckshot Bar and Gameroom
    Things get weird here on the weekends. Go on a weekday and don't order a stupid drink because according to their chalkboard it costs extra. The sloppy joe is good (yeah I know how that sounds).
  5. El Rio
    It is, after all, "your dive."
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  6. 3300 Club
    Old school.
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