Pimp My Dive
CHOW’s ultimate product guide for furnishing your dive bar
You’ve got your old building next to a vacant lot and the scoop on how to subvert your city’s antismoking laws. Now it’s time to get the place ready for business. Here’s where to find some of the stuff you’re going to want to furnish the joint with.
Your customers can take a safari adventure from their barstools.
If you have a Budweiser sign and you kill the B-U and the I-S-E-R, leaving the D-W-E, it looks just like the word dive. We think that’s genius.
Darts can be fun, unless you get hit in the head.
Leave these lights up year-round.
Recommended by the owner of the venerable Hell’s Kitchen dive Rudy’s Bar & Grill as the best way to cook free dogs.
Keep your customers entertained and they will stay longer.
Most bars don’t allow loaded weapons. Let customers blow off some steam directed at the joystick.
Every stale pretzel needs a home.
From cockfighting to Condoleezza Rice, everything is better on black velvet.
Your patrons will appreciate that you’ve installed handles to make toilet-hovering easier.
Cover up the stale beer and cigarette smell with a li’l blast of Opium for women.
Candlelight flatters the most haggard of faces.
$27.71 per roll
Create a cozy atmosphere on the cheap.