Round Up: Edmonton’s Dive Bars

You: Running up tabs at every dive, lounge and hotel happy hour from Millwoods to the West end.  

We get you.

Sometimes we like the casual atmosphere of a nightlife classic: the dive bar. The local dive scene provides an array of unique items like the Porn Dog and Combat Juice. Here's a round-up of possibly questionable, but definitely memorable Edmonton dives.

We love the addition of live music and swing dancing to Blues On Whyte. It may be a little rough around the edges, but this classic Whyte Ave stop is always a fabulous time. Just down the street is Filthy McNasty's, a pub that lives up to its name. The real treats are on the menu, from Porn Dogs and Ra-ra-ras-poutine to a Trad cheesecake drizzled with Jäger sauce. Dingy, maybe, but delicious!

Across the river just a block south of Jasper is Hawkeye's Too. Favourite dishes include the pizza, lasagna, and even the wonton soup! It's one half-restaurant, one-half bar with plenty of beer and pool tables to go around. The perfect place for a very casual night out!

Before you know it, you’ll be a regular who really fits in.

Love a good dive bar? So do all these people. Catch more dive bars in this Wednesday’s Weekly Yelp.