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The Greater Orlando Dive Bar Tour | Bryan Soderlind : Journal

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 16:43 -- rprice

Dive bars have been a fascination of mine ever since I’ve been of drinking age. The kind of bars that are hard to find and so local to an area they are almost intimidating to enter. A conversation a few weeks back with a friend at a local bar got me thinking about going on a true dive bar tour around the Orlando area. The bar we were at was a local hipster enclave frequented by many in my inner circle. My friend began the conversation bemoaning how everyone always comes to this same bar, on the same nights, orders the same thing, and has the same small talk with the same people. The irony of course was that we were in said bar with the same drinks and same people. A great deal of people I know in Orlando only see themselves as having a handful places to go out and have a good time. It would be impossible to keep a tally of the times I’ve heard, “Orlando is so small, everyone knows everyone and goes to the same places, I can’t wait to move to _________”