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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:

May Dive Bar

of the Month


The Lamplighter

817 West Washington Street

Wednesday, May 22nd

6 p.m.


Our next dive bar adventure starts:








The Lamplighter

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Catalina Lounge last month! We had a great time. This month we are headed back to an old favorite – the Lamplighter.

The Lamplighter is dark and neighborly. They have a pool table, digital jukebox, big booths and a big curved bar where they serve Happy Hour specials on both beer and cocktails. They don’t serve food and they are cash only. True traits of a good dive bar.

Plan now to join us on May 22nd at 6 pm for our Dive Bar adventure. If you’re feeling like staying a little later, Karaoke starts at 9 p.m.

The Lamplighter is CASH only!

FOOD: The Lamplighter doesn’t serve food but there are lots of restaurants nearby including Lefty’s Pizza, Harley Gray, Farmer’s Bottega, and the patio on Goldfinch.

PARKING: Parking is street parking only, 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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