Shane Te Pou on the joys of diving in to America's great bars.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the colloquial use of the word "dive" describes a "disreputable nightclub" or "shabby or sleazy bar . . ."

Having read this definition (and notwithstanding the use of the word "disreputable"), I must say that being more than a frequent visitor to America's dive bars, I can truly say I have found my home.

A dive bar has a few essentials: to start, a good range of beers on tap or by the bottle. I'm not talking $15-a-pop craft beers, but

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