I LIVED IN VEGAS for four years and went out to dive bars far more nights than I didn’t. There’s one or more on every corner, so a top 13 is an exclusive list. It’s against the dive bar ethos to be too discriminating, so these are listed in no particular order:
1. Double Down Saloon
The DD, self-proclaimed “The Happiest Place on Earth,” is legendary and authentic. It’s dirtier than ever, and the mosh pit will leave you bloody. One look at the men’s bathroom, with only a toilet, urinal, and sink — no stalls, no toilet paper or soap — and you won’t doubt that this icon is still a dive.