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Dive Bar of the Month Club


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

Ellen Goodwin



November Dive Bar of the Month:



(2237 1st Ave., San Diego, 92101)

Wednesday, November 29th






November Dive Bar of the Month








Support Your Local Dive Bar!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Little Club last month!

Because of Thanksgiving, we will meet a week later than normal this month.

But the wait will be worth it.

For the 12th bar on our Lucky 13 Dive Bar Tour, we are headed to the Cherrybomb.

The Cherrybomb is located in the elbow of a strip mall in Bankers Hill. It’s dark, it’s loud. It has a pool table, a pinball game, and an old-school jukebox with CDs on it. There’s random and wonderful clutter behind the bar (including the ponytail from a bartender who worked there years ago.)

They are CASH ONLY (the Johnny Cash sign will remind you of that!) They offer a full bar, and they pour strong drinks. Nothing fancy, like a Dive Bar should be.

They don’t serve food. Hob Nob Hill restaurant is on the same block. And there is a Mexican restaurant in the strip mall. Want to be super-efficient? There is a laundromat next door to the bar. Do your laundry AND enjoy Dive Bar at the same time!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, November 29th, starting at 5:00 p.m.


The Cherrybomb is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM in the bar in case you forget your cash.

FOOD: They don’t serve food, but there are a couple of places nearby to eat or bring food in.

PARKING: There is a small parking lot in the strip mall; otherwise, everything is street parking. Be safe and take a ride share.

T-SHIRTS: We have opened up sales of the Dive Bar Tour t-shirts again. If you’re interested in getting one, Venmo is the way to go. Shirts are $25 (add $4 if you want your shirt mailed to you.) Let us know what style you want (men’s or women’s) and what size. VENMO: @Divebarofthemonth

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.

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

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

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TEDx San Diego, October 22, 2016

The Limited Edition Lucky 13 Dive Bar Tour T-Shirts Are Now Available For Pre-order

The 13th Anniversary Lucky 13 Dive Bar Tour T-shirts are now available for pre-order! Each shirt features our new Dive Bar logo on the front and the complete Dive Bar Tour list on the back, with a square in front of the name of each bar so you can keep track of the bars you hit on the year-long tour.

All shirts are printed white on black on a 100% cotton Hanes t-shirt. Men’s shirts have crew necks, and women’s shirts are v-necks. Available in sizes small through xx-large.

Shirts are $25 each for pick-up in San Diego. Add $4.00 if you need your shirt mailed to you, and include your mailing address when ordering via Venmo. Order before September 30th for early October delivery.

Order via Venmo @divebarofthemonth. Please include your name, what type of shirt you want (men’s/women’s), size, and quantity. Include your email address or phone number in case we have any questions about your order.

Thanks for supporting Dive Bar of the Month!

Three views of t-shirt for Dive Bar

Left to Right: Men’s shirt front, Back of all shirts (with four boxes already checked off), Women’s shirt front

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W.C. Fields

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Frank Zappa

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George Gobel

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