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10 Classic Dive Bars to Visit this Summer

July 26, 2013 at 1:53:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment


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<p>Most of these classic dive bars are bastions of history, spots that have endless stories to tell. Inside, it wouldn’t take much whiskey before you start hallucinating ghosts of gangsters, spirits of Old Hollywood stars, or phantom moonshiners. </p> <br> <p>But if you didn’t know any better, you’d most likely pass these gems by on the street: small, graffiti-riddled, sometimes with barred windows&mdash;vestiges of their speakeasy past. Pro boozers Dr. Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree would never miss one, though: they teamed up to write <a href="">Bucket List Bars</a>, chronicling America’s most historic watering holes. Here are their top 10 dive bar picks for summer sips.</p>

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