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 - Pinkie Master's Lounge
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Pinkie Master's Lounge

Pinkie Master's Lounge (Savannah, Ga.) -- Legend has it that Jimmy Carter, a friend of Pinkie's, stood on the bar and announced his run for the presidency here. This legendary Georgia haunt still draws politicians, as well as art students and aged regulars. 

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