Results tagged with 'dive bars'
Published May 24, 2012
Lisa Simonson likes dive bars. In fact, the 24-year-old marketing professional by day likes them so much, she works at two of them, while waitressing at a third. "You can sleep when you're dead," she says with a smile. We caught up with Simonson at Mark's Sports Pub, 4035 S. Clement Ave., where she explained why regulars are friendly, funnier and more apt to start a fight when they see a patron who's wet his pants.
Published July 12, 2009
In some Milwaukee neighborhoods, nearly every corner is pegged with a small, local tavern catering to the surrounding community. As such, the connotation of the "dive bar" becomes a hazy one. Usually typified by outdated surroundings, cheap drinks and a crowd of regulars rounding the bar each and every night, "dive bar" has come to mean something specific yet something very vague.