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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:

July Dive Bar

of the Month



2306 El Cajon Blvd.

Wednesday, July 24

6 p.m.


Our next dive bar adventure starts:









Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Camel’s Breath Inn for Day Drinking in June. In case you missed it, we’ll probably do another Day Drinking later in the year.

In the meantime…

July Dive Bar of the Month will take place on Wednesday, July 24th at Gilly’s in North Park.

Gilly’s is an old school neighborhood bar featuring a full bar, pool tables, darts, a huge outdoor patio, and for you gambling types, Keno. It’s laid back and fun. Just the kind of bar we like.

Plan now to join us!

Important details:

Cash or Credit? Gilly’s takes both.

Food: They don’t have food (unless you count the bags of chips) but you’re fine to bring food in if you want. If you want to make a night of it, there are several places nearby including restaurants of the Russian, Mexican, or African variety. (There’s also a McDonald’s nearby.)

Parking: All parking is strictly street parking, which isn’t plentiful, so take an Uber or a Lyft (or a bus or a cab or walk.)

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.

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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.
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

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