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Located on the corner of Guerrero and 17th Street, the 500 is an oasis from the trendiness of Valencia Street. Locals mix with resident hipsters, weekend slummers, and skate kids. Drinks and tunes from the stellar jukebox both flow all night long. Th... more
Every night is karaoke night at 7 Bamboo. This Japantown hot spot wins every year for best karaoke because it dedicates itself to the art and awesomeness that is karaoke. Lovers of singing in public flock to this place to belt out classics from Tom J... more
About as old school as a San Jose neighborhood bar can get, Alex’s 49er Inn in the Burbank District packs the regulars into its strip mall confines for some heavy handed cocktails that would snap any well pickled sot’s head back. As far a... more
Antone's has been a family run business for 43 years and continues to be the greatest local dive bar in San Mateo. more
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Happy Hour Everyday 5-9p!  Come join us for a coctail and a cigar on our massive outdoor patio!  Comfy seating, very friendly environment and the best bartenders in town!  Reggae Thursdays (Reggae and 90s rock), $2 2sdays ($2 wells!!),... more
The Bears is the typical homey bar with 2 Pool tables, pool tournaments, dive bar.  The bar features a good selection of beers at neighborhood prices ,a full bar and three big-screen TVs to catch the game. The bar hosts nine-ball tour... more
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Bitters Bock & Rye is a unique BBQ restaurant and bar where you can enjoy everything from southern-style fried okra, house-smoked BBQ brisket, southern-style BBQ ribs, jalapeno margaritas (with house-smoked jalapeno-infused tequila), we brew b... more
Sure, downtown Los Gatos may be home to a Lamborghini dealership, a J. Crew, and more clothing boutiques than you can shake a stick at, but it’s also where The Black Watch lives. Escape all the shiny-happy people by ducking into this no-frills... more
A neighborhood dive that has a jukebox, pinball & good selection of beer & whiskey. more
WWII inspired neighborhood bar, serving up seasonal cocktails, craft beer and pool table. SF's Best Happy Hour. more
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We are a daytime bar, and a nighttime Dance Club and Live Music Venue. Happy Hour: 4-9pm $4 Well Drinks and Pints of Anchor Steam NIGHTLY SCHEDULE: Tuesday - 90's Night Wednesday - Live Bands Thursday - 80's Night Friday - Live Bands & DJ's Sat... more
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A small little dive bar that features Karaoke if you ask the bartender -- songs in Mandarin are also available.  more
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We're a no-frills bar located in the Crocker-Amazon neighborhood of SF; serving an impressive selection of booze, grub & good times. For beer lovers, we have 62 craft and domestic brews in constant rotation available.  * Happy Hour: 4pm -... more
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Butter's bar was created from the ground up, with a constant eye on providing the perfect complimentary beverage pairings to our unique cuisine. We serve only the fre... more
Callahan's is the place to be around Market Street after going for a long motorcycle ride down Highway 9 back into Santa Cruz. Free pool and great happy hour prices also make it a nice break from the craziness of downtown on a Friday or Saturday nigh... more
Let’s cut to the chase. People come to Cinebar to drink. It’s just that simple. However, the sinful Cine isn’t a one-trick pony. It is one of the oldest watering holes in San Jose. Pop in on any given afternoon, and you’re lik... more
A kitchy neighborhood dive bar in a great area on Valencia. more
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Welcome to the original Columbus Cafe, a historic parlor located in the center of San Francisco's North Beach District at 562 Green Street. Established in 1936 to serve the waterfront’s Longshoremen the Columbus Café has been a long stan... more
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This spacious bar serves up big frosty mugs of beer at prices that are easy to swallow. Pool tables, arcade games, a wall of dart boards and a back patio for relaxing on hot summer days. Plenty of TVs to watch the game. It also makes for a great pit... more
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"Service for the sick", we are helping the needy! DJ's every night starting at 10pm! We accept all walks of life, even animals. This isn't your normal dive bar, we serve alcohol.  more
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Just head down the stairs and enter this cool, slightly pricey, Korean dive bar.   Just across from Japan Center. more
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Dive Bar features a full bar, including an extensive list of premium vodkas , gin and whiskey. We have all the classic spririts, as well as the latest labels, and are always adding a new brand or flavor to compliment our selection.  We also fe... more
Gotta love the ticker on their website - A Garbage Bar for Losers. Eli's Mile High Club is a kitchy 80s, 90s punk themed bar and music venue.  There are also picnic tables in the patio. more
A divey little roadside bar where you can enjoy a cold one.  Great selection of beer, from PBR to artsy fartsy.  Good no-phone policy tries to keep it real in that way, where it's the beer and your buddies just hanging out. more
A classic dive bar, conveniently located right on the N line.    Cheap drinks.  Dogs are welcome. more
Long-standing casual bar with a back patio, pool, multiple televisions & a lounge area. more
The Grant & Green is a favorite local venue for up-and-coming music acts. They feature live music most nights, and cold beer. Really, what more could you want in a dive? Oh yeah, a 5 hour happy hour from 4 to 9 Mon - Fri. $1 Black Star lager, $2... more
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The Hi-Lo Club is your neighborhood bar, where the Hi-Brow meets the Lo-Brow. We offer affordable Specialty Cocktails, an extensive Spirits Menu, a large Beer Bottle list, local wines, as well as 12 California Beers on Tap. more
High Tide is a super divey bar in the TL where you'll find a decent beer & maybe a shot, funky art on the walls, a pool table, and a jukebox.   Cash only. more
A low-maintenance sanctuary for folks who plan on drinking 'til they die, Hyde Park Cocktail Lounge is where one can wile away the hours downing brews and avoiding the hype of the nightlife scene. Old-school photos of dead celebrities from the 50s an... more
iL Pirata consists of two large indoor spaces, a large dance area, plus an open-air side patio... besides that, it's a pretty cozy little bar in a no-man's land between Potrero Ave and the 101. more
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A clean, friendly, and cozy neighborhood bar to meet with friends, catch a game, play some beer pong, and of course have a few drinks and a great time. A neighborhood dive bar with some improvements, like real bathrooms, flat-panel HDTVs and a sleek... more
Established circa 1940, the Jay 'n Bee club has seen many different changes during its half-century existence. Locals gather for a relaxed atmosphere while socializing amongst friends. A friendly drinking establishment, and a relaxed alternative o... more
Back in the day, JJ's gave away matchbooks emblazoned with that great old saw: "You're only a stranger once." In fact, settling in for a couple of cocktails here generally means making some friends. Still a classic neighborhood sports bar, JJ's has c... more
The tiny central Santa Cruz bar earns its name from its close proximity to the Courthouse, but it's doubtful you'll see any lawmen there having drinks. Tailored to a younger crowd of boisterous partiers, the Jury Room is also home to the local punk r... more
The Kingfish is one of the few remaining old bars in North Oakland's Temescal District. Originally opened as a bait shop in 1922, The Kingfish is a truly unique bar and very cool place to get a drink. more
Kozy Kar is a bar of all things cool growing up in the 70's and early 80's. Custom vans, eight track players, CB radios, waterbeds, chain steering wheels, shag, mirrored ceilings, van bar seats are just a few of the amenities.  more
One of several Mission circuit bars which attracts a young, open-minded and festive crowd. The Latin serves hard liquor and tap beer only, with two people-watching window seats, a long bar, a pool table, and an array of deco kitchen tables for social... more
Lucky 13 carries over 20 bad ass drafts and over 40 different bottles. Sorry no Budweiser, Miller, or Coors! We also stock the finest available spirits including vodkas, Irish whiskeys, tequila, rum, bourbons and more. We also have a pool table, pin... more
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* WHERE THE PROS COME TO DRINK * The Longest Daily Happy Hour in town. Sun 11am - 8pm Mon - Wed 4pm - 8pm Thu - Sat 11am - 8pm S.F.'s Premier Dive Bar. 26 Beers On Tap / Hella bottles of fine imports, some fine German & Belgian brews too, as... more
Friendly bartenders, drinks are good for a decent price, there's a pool table, Ms. Pacman and a trusty jukebox. more
As downtown Mountain View becomes increasingly gentrified by the tech elite, it’s nice to know there is still a place you can tie one on for cheap. Hidden away in a small alleyway, just off of Castro Street, Mervyn’s is just a short walk... more
A local dive bar in the Mission - near SF General. more
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The bar, opened in 1953, is one of the last of the great dives on San Pablo Avenue. The vibe is relaxed and hip.  Great place. DJs every evening from 10pm till 2am.   A west Berkeley favorite.  Bar food served 12noon - 1am. more
A great little dive bar perfect for the neighborhood. more
Mr. Bing's is a classic bar that's been on the map as a must-visit stop in San Francisco.   It's old school, it's kitschy, and it's the perfect place to get a drink or two before continuing on to whatever the evening holds. more
While Lower Haight is full of well-stocked bars, Noc Noc has a slightly better crowd for people-watching, especially if you snag one of the coveted corner tables. The bar services a wide variety of beer, wine, and sake as well as juice, soda, and n... more
The sign says "Smokers Lounge"—welcome words to a particular slice of the population. And as it happens, that demographic includes a lot of fun people. Outside the Plexiglass wall that defines the smokers' section (and includes the bar itself),... more