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The term “dive bar” used to be quite disparaging. There was a time when to be found in a “dive” was a bad thing, but that sentiment has mostly gone away. Today, people seek out a good dive bar. They represent a warm crowd, low drink prices, friendly staff and some good stories.

These are places you feel comfortable in. Sure, there might be a hint of danger to them, but that only makes them that much more fun. Spending an evening in any dive bar is a great time, but for National Dive Bar Day, we wanted to give you a list of the dive bars we’ve grown to love since we started writing our Bucket List Bars guide back in 2011.

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It's hard to find the perfect gift for Father's Day, but if you're looking for something for a dad that's a bourbon fan, we've got some great ideas for you. We've selected 10 gifts for the bourbon lover, and we think they'd be perfect for Father's Day.

Bootleg Kit

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This Bootleg Kit contains everything you'd need (except alcohol) to age your own whiskey. All your dad has to do is add some moonshine or vodka into the barrel, then add essence and shake. Wait 2 weeks and he'll have a one of a kind barrel-aged whiskey he can serve himself and his friends. Available from $89.95.

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It might be for Saint Patrick’s Day, or it might just be a day of the week that ends in “Y”, whatever the reason, there’s never a bad time to visit an authentic Irish Pub. We’re going to run through five of the oldest and most historic in the United States, right now!

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This Sunday is Father’s Day, your chance to thank dad (or husband) for all the hard work he puts in the other 364 days of the year. It’s also your best chance to make up for all lousy gifts you’ve given him in the past. This year, get him something he’ll actually enjoy – a bottle of bourbon! We’ve put together a short list of five great bourbons guaranteed to put a smile on the old man’s face.

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Prohibition was a dark stain on our wonderful history, and it forced many small bars across the country to close. But luckily, there were an abundance of them that stayed open as speakeasies. So where are the oldest? Well, here are five of the oldest and coolest speakeasies in the United States. Cheers! 

Tommy’s Detroit Bar, Detroit – 1840

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