Check out a few of my favorite Dive Bars new my hometown. These may not be for everyone, but true Dive Bar lovers, you know who you are.
Chaparral Lanes – Located at 400 W. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773 (909) 592-2772
All bowling alleys have a bar, and in my book they fall under the category of Dive Bar’s. One of my local favorites is the one at Chaparral Lanes. The lounge area is very large and has plenty of TV’s, darts, karaoke as well as pool tables. You can find a satisfactory variety of food offered at the snack bar but it is a bit pricey. Drinks are cheap and as one fan put it “this place is about as divey as it gets without getting trashy.”
Montana’s – Located at 657 W. Arrow Hwy., San Dimas, CA 91773 (909) 592-2211
With a Western flair this is the perfect place for socializing and for those who don’t already know how, you can learn how to do the country line dance while your enjoying one of their ice cold beers. You will need to pay a $10 cover charge, but that is about the only bad thing I can say about this place. No dressing up here just put on your casuals and your good to go. With drinks half the price of some of the surrounding places you will find them to be reasonably priced.
Cheers – Located at 129 E. Arrow Hwy., Glendora, CA 91740 (626) 963-5210
You won’t be walking into anything that resembles the Cheers we have seen on television so keep that in mind. A true definition of a “Dive Bar” you can expect an overly loud jukebox, a men’s room that has pictures of naked ladies, lot’s of NASCAR stuff everywhere and no hard alcohol, beer and wine is all you will find on the menu. With a shady feel to it I will say that it takes a true dive bar lover to enjoy what this place has to offer.
Our Place – Located at 240 E. Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740 (626) 914-0577
If you were going to rate dive bars with star ratings, five being the highest, this place would be rated a three. They don’t offer a lot of extras, you can find a dart board towards the front of the place and a pool table in the back. For you ladies who are particular about the bathrooms you might want to pass this place by. For you football fans this place is Cowboy country. Small but cozy this is another one of those places you need to be a dive bar fan.
There you have an inside view of a few of my drinking holes, I hope that you get a chance to check them out.