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 - Earnestine and Hazels
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Earnestine & Hazel's (Memphis, Tenn.) -- Don't mind the haunted jukebox that plays whatever it wants whenever it wants or the two ghosts who like to wander the hallway. The friendly apparitions are just Earnestine and Hazel, two sisters who ran this former dry goods store and brothel a million years ago.

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