Top Ten Dive Bars in Palm Beach County
Continuing with our list of the top tier, grimiest joints to have a drink, here are the top ten dive bars in Palm Beach County.
- Top Ten Dive Bars in Broward County
10. The Ugly Mug
About half an hour after the Eastside of Atlantic Avenue shuts down, across town, things are popping at the Ugly Mug.
Open until 5 a.m., this nondescript bar in Delray Beach is one of the city's few after-hours drinking holes. Its clientele consists of two sorts -- in the biz people knocking back a few after their respective shifts and stumbling lushes who had too much to drink hours ago, but refuse to hang it up for the night.
The mugs with sad clown-meets-court jester faces that hang from the ceiling here aren't so much ugly as they are creepy, though maybe a little cool if you're tipsy. Chances are good, if you've ever visited this grubby joint, it was at the tail end of a blackout.
9. Tiki Waterfront Sea Grill
Best watch your step as you make your way into this open-air waterfront haunt. The deck floor is a wee bit shaky. Located in an underdeveloped portion of the Rivera Beach Marina, there is a charming clandestine quality to this thatched roof locale.
It bears resemblance to one of those sketchy places you see in the movies where major drug deals go down. Matter of fact, we'd bet this biker and barfly haven has seen its fair share of illegal activity throughout the years. The food here isn't too shabby though, and the dirt cheap rum punch is said to have a handful of different rums poured inside it. Tiki is your best bet at spotting a dolphin while drinking hard all day long.
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5065 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL