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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:

January Dive Bar

of the Month

The Tower Bar

4757 University Ave.

Wednesday, January 30th

6 p.m.


Our next dive bar adventure starts:








The Tower Bar

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Alibi last month! It was great to end the year with a big crowd!

This month we are headed east to a Dive Bar that has no equal – The Tower Bar.

The Tower is hard to miss with it’s festively painted tower that’s hard to miss. It was originally built in 1932 as a drive-in soda fountain, which is interesting because in April of 1964 (as you can see in the picture) someone tried to make it a drive-in bar as well (sadly one patron died when the car hit the building.)

Today the Tower Bar is dark and gritty, chock full of beer and booze memorabilia. They have a full bar with complimentary popcorn (sometimes). There’s a jukebox and a bartop Breath-a-Lyzer. When there’s no band playing there is usually an interesting old movie rolling instead. (There’s no band scheduled for the 30th, so plan for movies!)

Cash or Credit? The Tower happily takes both

FOOD? The Tower doesn’t serve food (other than popcorn) but feel free to bring your own in.

PARKING? There is a small (8 spot) parking lot behind the bar, other than that it is all street parking. Be smart, take an Uber or Lyft or a bus.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 30th.

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.

(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.
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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

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George Gobel

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