Warped pool tables, doorless bathroom stalls, cheap booze, low-hanging clouds of smoke (Southern Indiana only), a well-worn juke box, sticky floors and no windows—in researching this piece, a new criterion for a Louisville bar to be called a dive became apparent: having its official online presence limited to a MySpace page.Read More
9 of Louisville's Diviest Dive Bars, Mapped
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Third Street Dive
Diviest feature: Name's dig at the adult ExerSaucer one block over.
Magnolia Bar and Grille
Diviest feature: Even for the healthy, a colostomy bag seems like a better option than using the bathrooms.
The Back Door
Diviest feature: Grandma-esque bartenders' willingness to put surly patrons in their place. Would you like a Werther's Original to go with your shut up and sit down?
Diviest feature: Rather than referring to its lack of signage and second-floor location, "hideaway" might be alluding to the number of guys here on the lam from their ladies.
Diviest feature: Name of a beer (Falls City) is more prominent on the sign above the door than the bar's.
Diviest feature: Yelp review that states, "I'm giving it 2 stars, but I actually like the place."
Diviest feature: Bathrooms don't have sinks, so be careful (or use the communal one in the main room).
Diviest feature: The guy at 1:44 in this promotional video.
Steinert's Grill and Pub
Diviest feature: Being in Indiana. Have you been there recently? Gross.
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