Dive bars and Internet connections

February 16th, 2007 | Posted by Real Beer

Can a dive bar have Wi-Fi?

Something to think about next time you nurse a beer at your favoirte dive bar.

Don Russell offers his own definition plus lists some Philadelphia standouts.

And, no, he doesn’t think a self-relfecting dive bar should have a wireless Internet connection.

To me, a dive is a place where the drinks are cheap, the atmosphere is dark and comfortable, and there are absolutely no pretensions of trendiness.

There are no candles in the bathroom, no wi-fi and no cover charge. The TV is tuned to the lottery at 7, and the jukebox has Frank, Bruce and the Stones – but only pre-”Some Girls.”

Shouldn’t there also be a Simpsons Happy Hour (the juke box unplugged and patrons asked to order only during commercials)?

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