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People of Dives

Admit it. You’ve done it. You’re either mindlessly scrolling through your phone, or dead-eye in front of your desktop. Image after image of people who probably shouldn’t be in public wearing leggings in general, let alone skin-tone ones in which you’re not… 537 more words

Deep Dive

Where the Hell do I go?

It’s actually a lyric from one of my favorite songs (these days anyways…I use the term favorite way too loosely).

“If the Devil don’t want me, where the Hell do I go?” 595 more words

Deep Dive


Bar:  Imbibe

Address:  3101 Central Ave NE

Here’s an oddity: a smoky bar.  Seriously, people smoke in here, legal and everything.  There’s some sort of weird grandfather clause to the indoor smoking ban for cigar bars and retail tobacconists.  380 more words


This is Belize: Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do?

Saturday afternoon, the Texas-based singer Kelly McGuire was commanding the stage at the Dive Bar singing about island life, broken dreams, healing hearts, fresh hopes, sailing away and the joy of a good guitar. 782 more words


Famous Dive Bar hits the skids

It was truth, not legend, that your shoes would stick to the dirty, sticky, old never-been-cleaned carpet at the bar.

Guys wearing running shoes or tie-up dress shoes didn’t notice. 205 more words

You're So Cliche 2/3

Weekends she works at the more-stately bar 5 blocks down the street whose menu has an unfortunately grilled-cheese-shaped hole in it. It was nestled in the basement of a gothic leviathan of a building encrusted with personality-plus gargoyles. 531 more words

Creative Writing 101


259 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours: Mon- Sat: 10:30 AM – 2 AM. Sun Noon – 2 AM.

Cross the threshold, and let the haze embrace you. 377 more words