Select Page

Welcome to

Dive Bar of the Month Club


“Strangers are just friends you haven’t had a drink with yet.”

Ellen Goodwin


Join us at our next Dive Bar Outing:

February Dive Bar

of the Month


Tivoli Bar and Grill

505 Sixth Avenue

Wednesday, February 26

6 p.m.


Dive Bar of the Month: The Tivoli








Tivoli Bar and Grill

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Sidecar Bar last month! We had a blast (and a full bar!)

This month we are headed to one of the oldest bars in San Diego, so how could it NOT be a Dive Bar? The Tivoli originally opened as a saloon in 1885. Before that, the building was used as a feed store, a boarding house, and…a brothel. According to legend, Wyatt Earp was a regular, of the bar (I don’t know if he was a regular at the brothel.)

Tivoli has a full bar, a pool table, an outdoor patio where you can watch the Gaslamp patrons go bar. It also has lots and lots of memorabilia, including the very first cash register that was ever used in the bar.

Plan now to join us on Wednesday, February 26 at the Tivoli.

CASH or CREDIT: Tivoli takes both

FOOD: The Tiv serves food. Cafe 505 is located inside the bar serving pub favorites like hot dogs, burgers, nachos, and sandwiches. Please don’t bring any outside food in.

PARKING: Parking is always a little tricky downtown. There are several nearby lots you can park in. Of course Uber and Lyft are your friend. You can also park further away and use the free app Ride Circuit to have a free shuttle pick you up. Check out We aren’t connected with Circuit but the people at the Tivoli told us about it and it sounds like a worthy option.

DIVE BAR ANNIVERSARY: Next month we will be celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of Dive Bar of the Month so watch for our special event!

Some of our recent bars

It’s a tradition to get our bartenders to hold our sign. Here’s where we’ve recently been.

We’re always open to hearing about bars we haven’t visited. Drop us a line if there is someplace you think we should check out.

Email us here:

Aero club bartenders
Bartenders at Docks

Learn more about Dive Bars

Watch this Ignite talk and learn everything you need to know about Dive Bars.

(Click on the photo)

Ellen Goodwin, May 19, 2016 at San Diego Ignite #6

Watch this TEDx talk and learn how Dive Bars can change your life.

(Click on Photo)

TEDx San Diego, October 22, 2016

The Limited Edition, Dive Bar of the Month T-Shirts are finally here!

Be among the first to get your own Dive Bar of the Month T-shirt. Men and Women’s styles available. Sizes both large and x-large are available for men and women (women’s sizes run very small).
$20 includes postage inside USA.
Contact us at

T-shirt front

“I drink with impunity … or anyone else who invites me.”

W.C. Fields

“You can’t have a real country unless you have a beer and an airline — it helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”

Frank Zappa

“I have never been drunk, but I’ve often been over-served.”

George Gobel

Follow Us on Facebook

North Park

San Diego, CA, USA