A 'dive bar' is a special place, a place without the frills and fluff, a place where everything is simple. It's got good beer, cheap prices, and an open seat at the bar. If you are looking for a ton of great dive bars, then you need to take a trip to this city in the Show-Me State.

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According to a ranking from shaneco.com, St. Louis, Missouri is one of the 10 best cities in the US for Dive Bars. St. Louis ranks 8th on the list behind San Fransico at number one, followed by, Hartford (Connecticut), Tampa, New Haven (Connecticut), Cincinnati, Cleveland, and New Orleans. On the site they say...

"To find out the best cities to dive-bar hop, we began with a list of 75 of the largest cities in the U.S. We collected data on nine factors sourced from Yelp and compiled them in several categories, including entertainment, parking, and average star ratings."

To see the complete list of great cities for dive bars just click here!

I will say that I don't doubt that every single city on this list has great dive bars...BUT...I think this list is phony... Here is why...

In order to be a great dive bar no one can know about you. So taking "Yelp" reviews as a large part of your data and research is inherently wrong for creating a list of dive bars in my opinion, if it were a list of high-end cocktail bars, then yes Yelp reviews would matter. The only way to find a great dive bar is through word of mouth in your local neighborhood, and this list only focuses on the largest cities, some of the best of the best dive bars are in smaller populated areas. What do you think of the list?

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