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Dive Bar of the Month Club


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

Ellen Goodwin


Join us at:

June Dive Bar of the Month


The Black Cat Bar

4246 University Ave, San Diego 92105


Wednesday, June 15th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

June Dive Bar of the Month








Join us at The Black Cat

This month we are meeting a week early (June 15th) and going to a bar we haven’t been to in 6 years — The Black Cat Bar in City Heights.

The Black Cat was a bar before an actual black cat, Behemoth, sauntered in one day and decided he was home. He was known for climbing up on the pool tables and batting the balls around, effectively ending games, no matter who was playing.

Sadly, Behemoth has gone to his great reward, but his presence lives on in large paintings in the bar, and his ashes in a box behind the bar.

The Black Cat is the rare Dive Bar with a chandelier (or two). They have a full bar to serve you all the liquors, two pool tables, and an old-school CD jukebox (dedicated, of course, to Behemoth.) Their regular beer prices would be specials at any other bar. There are deep leather booths, an upstairs lounge, and black cat tchotchkes everywhere.

Plan now to join us at this one-of-a-kind Dive on Wednesday, June 15th!

Cash or Credit? The Black Cat takes both.

Parking: It’s strictly street parking and it can be difficult to find a place to park (more difficult than many places we go), so make it easy and take Lyft or Uber, a taxi, or a bus. (Plus it will be a lot safer!)

Food: The Black Cat doesn’t serve food, but if you want to bring some in, please do. Most food places are 3 to 4 blocks away, so plan accordingly.

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, 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.
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T-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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