Best of Philly

Best Dive Bar

2016 BEST Dive Bar

Jack’s Famous Bar

The term "dive bar" gets tossed around a lot to describe bars that aren’t even all that dive-y, but Jack’s Famous Bar is the real deal. It’s been open since the end of Prohibition and seems to have been only slightly updated since then. Drinks and food are truly cheap: A mug of Lager will set you back just $1.75, and you should eschew the average cheesesteak for the lip-smacking-good $4.50 hot roast beef.

853 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-634-6616


2014 BEST City Dive Bar

Bonnie’s Capistrano

1503 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The kind of bar where when you put down five bucks and say, “Lager, please,” you won’t have some squirrelly hipster asking, “The Sly Fox, the Sixpoint, or the new one made with goat sweat and sriracha?” Plus: You’ll get $2 in change when your Yuengling is delivered. Read more »