quote:Subjective term obviously, but a dive to me has generally been associated w/ dingy, old(classics), and cheap.
I always thought a dive was some place you could walk into wearing shorts and a t-shirt and get a seat, no reservations.
quote:Oh yeah...when it was all smoking and before the restorations Bathrooms were dirty, place stunk, and the servers were hired from the hippy dwellings right behind the restaurant(and still are) hell I smoked on and off in college and I still couldn't go there to eat. But sure as hell put down some pints.
Well, the original Chimes could be a dive
quote:Like I said, subjective. "Dive bar" has a negative connotation associated with it by most people, and is associated w/ low rent types, like the NELA folk on here.
A local casual spot is a dive.
This is a good thing.