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 - Mac's Club Deuce
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Mac's Club Deuce (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- The neon lights outside scream Miami. The black-tiled floors inside scream, "We haven't been waxed since 1926!" These characteristics seem to be celeb bait: Keith Richards and Cameron Diaz have been spotted here.

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