Swallow At The Hollow

Washington DC

Though this dive bar’s name has been the butt of many jokes, it’s also remained a North Baltimore institution since it opened in the 1940s. And, seemingly, not too much -- besides the lack of cigarette smoke and a now-digital jukebox -- has changed. But when new management took over, the pub-grub got even better, and the best example is the cheeseburger (which is half-price on Wednesday nights). Your group can wash it down with a cheap pitcher of domestic beer, just like patrons have been doing for decades.