Tell The Post: What’s your favorite D.C. dive bar?

In 2016, Fritz Hahn and Tim Carman traveled across the country to examine the state of the American dive bar — a story that was a finalist for a James Beard Award. Afterward, they turned their attention to their own backyard, looking at what makes some of the D.C. region’s top dives tick, and explaining why some beloved neighborhood spots didn’t quite meet the threshold to be called an authentic dive bar.

Fast-forward to 2024. Old favorites have closed, new hangouts have opened, and we’re turning to you, dear readers: We want to know about your favorite dive bars and, more importantly, why you consider that particular establishment to be a dive. Is it a combination of cheap beers and Christmas lights? The friendliness (or grumpiness) of the regulars? Something else?

To submit, please use the form below. We may publish your response, including your name, in an upcoming story, but we won’t publish your contact information. Thanks for helping us shine a light on the area’s best dives.


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