(TRUE DIVE JOINT)
In a city gentrifying at warp speed, true
dives are a threatened species. But the former Deano's
—now renamed Club Chocolate City—remains untouched. It's shadowed by complaints of drugs and prostitution, qualities that have attracted state regulators. After it's gone, dive-bar connoisseurs will be judged by whether they've been here.
Have you? Time may be running out. (2030 East Madison St, 322-7670. Noon–2 am, 21+.