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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:

Picture Yourself At A Dive Bar


At the bar of your choice


Thursday, October 29th

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Picture Yourself At A Dive Bar








Dive Bars need love now!

While bars and restaurants are slowly opening back up, Dive Bars, in particular, are not yet in the position to host the number of people we would bring to a Dive Bar of the Month gathering. But that doesn’t mean we can’t support Dive Bars at all. Because we can!

And now, more than ever, we need to.

As a group of people who love Dive Bars, we can help out those bars by doing the one thing that we do best – DRINK.

Join us, via your photos, on Thursday, October 29th, between 5 and 9 p.m. PST for the first-ever “Picture Yourself In A Dive Bar” event.

Basically, we’ll all be drinking in a Dive Bar that night, just not the same Dive Bar.

HOW IT WORKS: You pick the Dive Bar you want to go to. You pick the people you want to go with you. You pick your drinks (and required food item). Then you take pics of yourself and your friends at the bar and upload them to the Dive Bar of the Month Facebook and/or Instagram pages (we are “DiveBarOfTheMonth on both platforms.) You can also post your pictures on our Meetup page. [Didn’t know we had Facebook and Instagram pages? We do! And we’d love you to join them. Now is a perfect time!]

There’s no Zoom call to check into that night. Just get out and have a couple of drinks at a Dive Bar and post your picture(s) [Please note: Chris says: NO dick pics!] Since this event is location independent, feel free to invite your friends who don’t live in San Diego to join in as well! All Dive Bar pictures are welcome!

Why are we doing this on a Thursday night instead of our regular Wednesday night? Because a lot of bars aren’t open 7 days a week yet, so a Thursday means more bars are likely to be open for you to choose from. Pick your favorite bar and go have a drink (or two!)

Not sure what bars are open in your area? We’ve put together a list of 16 local bars that are open in some capacity right now (click the button to the left for the list). Of course, you don’t have to choose a bar from this list. Go to the Dive Bar you love best!

We know that not everyone feels like going out in public to drink yet. We hear you! You can still join us in “Picture Yourself In A Dive Bar” by posting a picture of yourself with your favorite drink in your favorite spot in your home. No Dive Bar lovers will be left behind on our watch!

If you do go out, be sure to wear a mask, be safe, be respectful, and tip the hell out of your bartenders and servers!

Does this mean we’ll never drink together again as a Dive Bar group? That’s a hard NO! We are currently looking into ways that we can safely gather together soon. We’ll let you know when we have more details.

Until that happens, please plan on joining us on Thursday, October 29th, to Picture Yourself In A Dive Bar (and share your pics with us!)

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

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