I love a dive bar. Can't help myself; I just do. I've picked my poison in dive bars all over the world, each one special in their own way, but my very favorite dive is Memories Lounge in Sarasota, Florida, a gem of an establishment physically adjacent to a liquor store in a strip mall near the airport.
Our Tip Don't go expecting mixologists--this is the diviest of dive bars, the kind of place where old men chain smoke and sing karaoke while drinking $2.50 beers. And that's why we love it.