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9 of Louisville's Diviest Dive Bars, Mapped

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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Third Street Dive

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440 S 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 587-0706
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Diviest feature: Name's dig at the adult ExerSaucer one block over.

2. Magnolia Bar and Grille

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1398 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 637-9052
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Diviest feature: Even for the healthy, a colostomy bag seems like a better option than using the bathrooms.

3. The Back Door

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1250 Bardstown Rd # 116
Louisville, KY
(502) 451-0659
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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?

4. Hideaway Saloon

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1607 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 485-0114
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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.

5. Outlook Inn

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916 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 583-4661
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Diviest feature: Name of a beer (Falls City) is more prominent on the sign above the door than the bar's.

6. Seidenfaden's

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1134 E Breckinridge St
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 582-9217
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Diviest feature: Yelp review that states, "I'm giving it 2 stars, but I actually like the place."

7. Nachbar

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969 Charles St.
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 637-4377
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Diviest feature: Bathrooms don't have sinks, so be careful (or use the communal one in the main room).

8. Check's Cafe

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1101 E Burnett Ave
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 637-9515
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Diviest feature: The guy at 1:44 in this promotional video.

9. Steinert's Grill and Pub

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401 E. Main
New Albany, Indiana
(812) 945-8827
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Diviest feature: Being in Indiana. Have you been there recently? Gross.

1. Third Street Dive

440 S 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40202
Diviest feature: Name's dig at the adult ExerSaucer one block over.
440 S 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40202

2. Magnolia Bar and Grille

1398 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40208
Diviest feature: Even for the healthy, a colostomy bag seems like a better option than using the bathrooms.
1398 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY 40208

3. The Back Door

1250 Bardstown Rd # 116, Louisville, KY
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?
1250 Bardstown Rd # 116
Louisville, KY

4. Hideaway Saloon

1607 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
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.
1607 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

5. Outlook Inn

916 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
Diviest feature: Name of a beer (Falls City) is more prominent on the sign above the door than the bar's.
916 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

6. Seidenfaden's

1134 E Breckinridge St, Louisville, KY 40204
Diviest feature: Yelp review that states, "I'm giving it 2 stars, but I actually like the place."
1134 E Breckinridge St
Louisville, KY 40204

7. Nachbar

969 Charles St., Louisville, KY 40204
Diviest feature: Bathrooms don't have sinks, so be careful (or use the communal one in the main room).
969 Charles St.
Louisville, KY 40204

8. Check's Cafe

1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217
Diviest feature: The guy at 1:44 in this promotional video.
1101 E Burnett Ave
Louisville, KY 40217

9. Steinert's Grill and Pub

401 E. Main, New Albany, Indiana
Diviest feature: Being in Indiana. Have you been there recently? Gross.
401 E. Main
New Albany, Indiana