There are few things more comforting than a well-worn booth populated by good friends, empty (cheap) beer bottles, and the sound of bar classics playing loudly over the din of shared war stories.
Stuff Magazine has issued a list of the top 13 dive bars in the country, and SF’s own 500 Club makes the list. I can recall one interesting evening after a particularly grueiling set of exams during which a random guy insisted on prattling on and on to a clearly blurry-eyed girl. The kisser? After she answered the “what do you do” question by saying “law school,” this hoodied, middle-aged skater boi snorted “you’re going to be a lawwwyerrrr?” and walked out the door.
Look out below.
I’m not sure if anyone has an accurate count of how many dive bars exist in our fair city – or even a concrete definition of what a dive bar is or is not – but I know everyone has a favorite haunt. Not for the parents or the firm partners – but always reliable for a much-needed Miller Light.
[nod to L.A. Observed for the link.]