9 classic U.S. dive bars

Published On: Jul 03 2013 10:20:30 AM CDT

What makes a classic dive bar? Decades of history and a lot of character.

Dive Bars - Zeitgeist
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Jeffrey Turner

Zeitgeist (San Francisco) -- It's hipsters and yuppies versus bike messengers and Harley bros at this San Francisco beer haven with more than 40 brews on tap. The bloody Mary is praised as the best in the city, if you can manage to grab the attention of an ornery and well-inked bartender.

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