Dive bars are not like other bars; it’s one of their greatest charms. It’s also why you need to play by a different set of rules in a dive bar, whether you’re talking to the regulars, ordering drinks, or paying for them. And when it comes to settling up, there’s a right way to do it, and a way that will guarantee your night takes an awkward turn. At best.
Take a tip on dive bar etiquette and learn the best way to take care of your check at a place that has its own special kind of charm—in the form peeling paint, duct-taped booths, and hot dogs behind the bar that are older than you.