Tarpon Springs Staple Named Florida’s Best Dive Bar
There was a time when dive bars were looked down upon for their reputation of being seedy and unsanitary establishments. You can have a cheap drink there after work or find a spot to hang out with friends that doesn’t have a lot of frills if you go there. These days, they are regarded as treasured components of various communities and neighborhoods. Even so, there is a significant amount of allure waiting to be discovered in these unpretentious taverns. Let’s ‘dive’ into Florida’s best dive bar.
Dive bar heaven
If you enjoy visiting off-the-beaten-path locations, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the watering hole that is considered to be the best dive bar in each state. The researchers compiled the list by poring over ratings and reviews on the website Yelp, in addition to consulting websites, social media, and rankings from reputable websites that focus on cuisine. According to the findings of the research, “Many of these were disqualified because they were primarily restaurants, sports bars, or chain operations, or because they were judged editorially to lack essential dive bar characteristics.”
And Florida’s best dive bar is…
According to the roundup, The Boat Club was selected as the greatest dive bar in the state of Florida! And its a super short drive from Tampa. These are the reasons why authors choose this establishment:
“There’s beer and a little wine but no hard booze at what Yelp reviewers hail as a ‘dilapidated, crooked,’ ‘classic Floridian dive bar’ with ‘the wildest ambiance, the best bartenders, the greatest stories.’ Perched above the Anclote River, leaning over it on ‘at least a 20 degree angle,’ it’s ‘jam packed with character.’ As one comment notes, ‘Don’t come here looking for hipsteresque irony; you’ll be eaten alive.'”
The Boat Club, voted Florida’s best dive bar, is located at 1761 Beckett Way in Tarpon Springs.