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The Dive Bar

Not Rated.
The Dive BarThe Dive Bar

Taps: 16 / Bottles: 70
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
98
world-class

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.25%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]

34 Green St
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01604-4121
United States
phone: (508) 752-5802

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(Place added by: goz on 03-02-2007)
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Somehow the Dive Bar evaded me for the first 3.5 years or so of my craft beer immersion. Not until I moved recently to the Worcester area did I get around to visiting.

Inside the Dive Bar is well, like a dive bar. Plain, semi-dated decor on the inside with an atmosphere that feels like a classic dive. No fancy things to look at and focus on, just the bar and the patrons really. One TV rests above the bar on which they sometimes play movies, Pulp Fiction this past week. In the summers the atmosphere really becomes fantastic with the OUTDOOR PATIO. In caps because it is my favorite thing about this place. Tons of space and seating in a comfortable outdoor setting, hop plants cascading down the fencing. A great atmosphere for having great beer.

Quality is great. Alec runs both Dive Bar and Armsby Abbey. He knows how to pour his beers and keep everything above standard. The beers always taste fresh and the glasses always promote great head retention. I have never found anything to complain about with quality of the product.

Like the quality, the service follows suit. The bartenders usually know plenty about the beer on draft and available by bottle/can. Servers are quick to get you beer and always helpful if you are staring at the list in question. No snobbery like some similar places can convey.

Selection is always quite nice with the moderate amount of taps present. Last time I visited they had Tart of Darkness and FW Double DBA for the higher end offerings as well as super affordable locals from Jacks Abby, Hoponius Union and Copper Legend, both stupidly fresh. I always expect to find one or two limited things with a great local or solid seasonal selection supporting that.

Prices here are Central MA standards. Usually there are 5-6 beers on draft for $5-6 a pint which is always very nice. The rare and limited drafts usually run around $8-10 which is also about as good as it gets these days.

Dive Bar has become my go to beer destination on any night of the week since I live less than 10 minutes away. Probably my favorite bar in Central MA and something I will miss when I move out of this area.

09-11-2013 15:29:36 | More by cbutova
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The Dive Bar in Worcester, MA
98 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.