There’s something comforting about a no-frills dive bar. Perhaps because there are no expectations; simply come as you are. The often unmarked, nondescript watering holes serve as a place to get away from it all while enjoying a cold one — or to enjoy the familiar face of the person behind the bar. Food? Don’t count on it, but there are a few spots in the Triangle that dial up the game with damn good hot dogs and the ability to ring a well-known pizza joint via a faux red phone for delivery. There’s also a solid music scene intertwined and a new dive bar with a slide (with a no drinking while sliding rule).
In search of your neighborhood dive bar? Check out these 10 vetted options throughout the Triangle so you can find your own version of Cheers.
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