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 - Rose's Lounge
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Rose's Lounge (Chicago) -- Corner bars are ubiquitous in Chicago. But not every corner bar feels like drinking in your grandmother's basement. Rose, who's been running the joint since the late 1970s, can usually be found sitting next to a cluster of ancient tchotchkes under a string of drooping, colored lights.

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