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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:

August Dive Bar

of the Month


Cherry Bomb

2237 First Avenue

Wednesday, August 28

6 p.m.


Our next dive bar adventure starts:








Cherry Bomb

This month, we’re headed to Bankers Hill and one of the darkest and loudest Dive Bars around, The Cherry Bomb!

The Cherry Bomb is located in the corner of a mini-strip mall, between a laundromat and a taco shop. It’s got a Metal vibe, a pool table, jukebox, foosball table, crested geckos (in a cage), full bar, with Bud on tap and other beers bottles. The bartenders pour some of the stiffest drinks you’ll find in town. (Don’t say you weren’t warned!)

It’s a little hard to find – the sign on the building tells you you are in the right place, the sign for the whole mini-strip mall, has the name of the old bar on it, The Boardroom.

The Important Info:
Like all good Dives, the Cherry Bomb is CASH ONLY. And there is an ATM on site.

FOOD: They don’t serve food. But there is a taco shop next door and at 9 p.m. a guy pulls up with a pizza oven and makes incredible pizzas (or so we’ve been told.)

PARKING: There is a small parking lot out front but chances are it will be full, so plan to fine parking on the street. Or better yet, given how strong the drinks are, plan to Uber or Lyft.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 28th!

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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