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Best dive bars in Houston

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Best dive bars in Houston

Dive bars can be polarizing: Either you love their particular brand of cheap, grimy fun or hate it. While the flickering neon signs, $2 shots, and off-key karaoke strike some patrons as endearing, the allure is totally lost on others.

If grizzled patrons, faded pool tables, and tallboys of beer are your thing, you’re going to want to check out this list. Stacker used data from Foursquare to rank the 30 top dive bars in Houston, Texas. Foursquare’s algorithm takes check-ins, rating signals, category matches, tips, and photo trends into account to come up with the best hole-in-the-wall pubs. Click through the list to see the best dives Houston has to offer—and find out whether your favorite gin mill made the list.

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#30. Bayou Sports Bar and Grill

Address: 6011 Addicks Satsuma Road

Foursquare rating: 6.9

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#29. Ruthie's Place

Address: 1829 Richmond Ave.

Foursquare rating: 6.9

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#28. Olde City Pub

Address: 14124 Stuebner Airline Road

Foursquare rating: 7.2

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#27. Tony's Tavern

Address: 12779 Jones Road

Foursquare rating: 7.1

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#26. NJ's

Address: 3815 Mangum Road

Foursquare rating: 7.1

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#25. Hunter's Pub

Address: 10549 S. Post Oak Road

Foursquare rating: 7.2

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#24. Boondocks

Address: 1417 Westheimer Road

Foursquare rating: 7.4

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#23. Horseshoe Lounge

Address: Humble

Foursquare rating: 7.2

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#22. Catbirds Lounge & Patio Bar

Address: 1336 Westheimer Road

Foursquare rating: 7.4

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#21. The Cellar Bar

Address: 3140 Richmond Ave.

Foursquare rating: 7.5

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#20. Warren's Inn

Address: 307 Travis St.

Foursquare rating: 7.5

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#19. Next Door

Address: 2020 Waugh Drive

Foursquare rating: 7.6

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#18. Komodo's Pub

Address: 2004 Baldwin St.

Foursquare rating: 7.6

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#17. Catty Corner Ice House

Address: 895 Wakefield Drive

Foursquare rating: 7.6

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#16. Char Bar

Address: 305 Travis St.

Foursquare rating: 7.8

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#15. Emmit's Place

Address: 4852 Benning Drive

Foursquare rating: 8.0

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#14. Grand Prize Bar

Address: 1010 Banks St.

Foursquare rating: 8.1

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#13. Darkhorse Tavern

Address: 2207 Washington Ave.

Foursquare rating: 7.8

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#12. Shakespeare Pub

Address: 14129 Memorial Drive

Foursquare rating: 8.2

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#11. Big Star

Address: 1005 W. 19th St.

Foursquare rating: 8.2

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#10. Neil's Bahr

Address: 2006 Walker St.

Foursquare rating: 8.3

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#9. Last Concert Cafe

Address: 1403 Nance St.

Foursquare rating: 8.4

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#8. Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club

Address: 5731 Kirby Drive

Foursquare rating: 8.1

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#7. Sassafras

Address: 5022 Pinemont Drive

Foursquare rating: 8.1

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#6. Lola's Depot

Address: 2327 Grant St.

Foursquare rating: 8.1

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#5. D&W Lounge

Address: 911 Milby St.

Foursquare rating: 8.1

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#4. Moon Tower Inn

Address: 3004 Canal St.

Foursquare rating: 8.8

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#3. Lil’ Danny Speedo’s Go Fly a Kite Lounge

Address: 823 Dumble St.

Foursquare rating: 8.2

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#2. Cedar Creek Café, Bar & Grill

Address: 1034 W. 20th St.

Foursquare rating: 9.0

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#1. West Alabama Ice House

Address: 1919 W. Alabama St.

Foursquare rating: 9.0

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