- 9800 Montgomery Blvd NE
Why are the best dives always in strip malls? Dark and comfy (in the plush, round, vinyl pleather booth sense), strangely friendly, with chill bartender-bouncers. An eclectic jukebox sits among a wash of pool tables, fooze- and pinball. Standard beer selection, but excellent mixes. Beware the bathrooms, unless you’re a 16-year-old tagger at heart.