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Dive Bar of the Month Club


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

Ellen Goodwin


May Dive Bar of the Month

Wednesday, May 24th – 6 p.m.

CJ’s Club
(222 West Washington St., San Diego)





May Dive Bar of the Month








Plan now to join us!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Lancers last month! We packed the place and had a great time.

This month will be the 5th stop on the 13th Anniversary Dive Bar Tour, and we’re heading to a bar that we haven’t been to as a group in 11 years: CJ’s Club.

Sandwiched between a Jack in the Box and Sushi Deli #1 on West Washington Street, CJ’s is housed in a building that once was a candy store.

CJ’s is a small, comfortable neighborhood dive bar that features a small front patio, a full bar inside, with a beautiful stained glass underwater scene behind the cash register.

One side of the room houses the bar; the other is home to a few booths. There’s a digital jukebox and a few TVs, friendly bartenders, and happy regulars.

Like all great Dive Bars, CJ’s is CASH ONLY, and they don’t serve food. (Ok, they have short cans of Pringles for sale, but that’s it.)

We can’t wait to bring Dive Bar to CJ’s again (eleven years is a long time between visits!)

Plan now to join us on Wednesday, May 24th, starting at 6 p.m.

Important info:

CJ’s is CASH ONLY. They have an ATM on site in case you need $$$.

FOOD: CJ’s doesn’t serve food. But there are a lot of places nearby to eat or to pick something up and bring it in. Jack in the Box is next door, as is Sushi Deli #1. Down the street, you can find the Mediterranean Cafe, Bronx Pizza, Panda Express, and more.

PARKING: All parking is street parking. Make it easy on yourself and take a ride share or take a bus or ride a bike.

REMINDER: If you pre-ordered Dive Bar Anniversary T-shirts, they will be available for pick-up at CJ’s that night.

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.

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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 June 10th for end-of-June 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

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

W.C. Fields

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Frank Zappa

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

George Gobel

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