Pictures of Dives

Pictures of Dives
a newsletter of pictures, essays, and stories about dives, bars and neighborhood watering holes
Created 05 Jan 2021
  • Michelin Returns to Rating After A Year Off
    20 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    Welcome back to the Pictures of Dives substack! A substack about drinking, bars, and whatever else is on my mind. If you enjoy reading the substack, consider subscribing (for free!) and sharing it wit...
  • The Summer of Chet
    30 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    I am sure you’ve heard by now that Chet Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks and newly-discovered patron saint of dumb dudes who just want to have a good time, has declared that 2021 is White Boy Summer. As ...
  • Introducing the PoD HoF
    16 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Hello and welcome to the Pictures of Dives substack! No stories or pictures this week but instead I wanted to give some updates on PoD as well as a few shot outs to some people who make PoD the best t...
  • PoD Tournament Challenge
    15 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read
    I tweeted earlier today about doing a ESPN NCAA bracket challenge for substack subscribers and after exporting the substack email list and trying to invite everyone through ESPN’s website… nothing hap...
  • In Defense Of Malört
    09 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Hello and welcome back to the Pictures of Dives Substack! This week my girlfriend @classfrenemy, is taking over the substack to write about Chicago and Jeppson’s Malört As a born-and-raised Chicagoan ...
  • A Tale From An Old Guy At The End Of The Bar
    02 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    I hope people are enjoying PoD ‘O Gold Month on its second day. I am sure we’ll all be sick of this shtick come the end of March. It was way more work tracking down 30 days worth of specific content i...
  • Hanging in Iowa
    23 Feb 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Hello! Welcome back to the Pictures of Dives substack. A blog about bars and really whatever else I feel like talking about. I went to Iowa for a job over the summer and while I was there I popped int...
  • RIP Codmother
    16 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 4 2
    Welcome back to the Pictures of Dives substack! This week guest writer Garrett writes an ode to his favorite bar in Washington DC. PoD will be back next week. There’s a conflict in the city I live in ...
  • I Have No Idea What A Dive Bar Is
    09 Feb 2021 • 6 min read • 1 2
    Welcome back! It’s been crazy cold here in Chicago this week and I am not a fan. We need to drain lake Michigan and kill the elder gods who dwell there, restoring balance and order to this chaos city....
  • In which I project my own failures onto Matt Stafford
    02 Feb 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Hello and welcome to the first of whatever this ends up being. Probably pictures of dives (duh), probably pictures of other, nicer bars, and some other various things in and around Chicago. Maybe a qu...
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