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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:

December Dive Bar

of the Month


Live Wire

2103 El Cajon Blvd.

Wednesday, December 18

6 p.m.


Our next dive bar adventure starts:








Live Wire

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and made it out to the Nite Owl last month!

We are closing out the year by going to a long-time favorite dive bar – the Live Wire. Known for its “Cold Beer and Warm Friends,” it’s hard to have a bad time at the Live Wire.

The bar, which just celebrated its 27th anniversary, is a dive bar in all the best ways. It is dark; it has an amazing jukebox, full bar with great prices and pours, dark booths, a pool table, a pinball machine, and great bartenders. Usually, there is a random movie playing on the television and loud music blasting out of the jukebox. It just doesn’t get any better.

Plan now to join us for the last Dive Bar get together for 2019!

Cash or credit? The Live Wire takes both.

Food? Like all good dive bars, the Live Wire doesn’t serve food but you are welcome to bring food in. Luigi’s pizza is just two doors up the street, and Mama’s Bakery and Deli is right around the corner. There are other options nearby as well.

Parking? Street parking only (don’t park in the lot next to the bar!). Definitely think about taking the bus, or an Uber or Lyft.

Thanks for joining us for all the dive bar fun this year. We look forward to hanging out with you all next year as we celebrate our 10th year of Dive Bar of the Month!

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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“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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