Dive Bars | Whether its a dark and smoky lair, an old town saloon or a hand-painted haven for punks, a dive bar is a miraculous thing. Especially in Dallas, where the big city lights tend to draw lots of big city folks, dive bars provide that much need low-key atmosphere where no one cares what youre wearing or what youre drinking. Most of the dives in Dallas maintain mellow, blue-collar vibes with a slightly gritty blend of country and rock, and easygoing regulars can often be found perched on a bar stool chatting with the bartender and casually welcoming everyone to come through the front door. A couple of the dive bars in Dallas also serve some delicious food, which is a welcome treat in a world where dives are generally liquor-only hangouts. From the best thin crust pizza in the city to massive, freshly prepared burgers, these haunts seem to have a deep understanding of the "alcohol on an empty stomach is bad" rule.