Generally speaking, nothing ruins a good dive bar like talking about what a great dive bar it is — because then the people who "just love dive bars" show up in droves — but Alice's Tall Texan has long been the exception to that rule. With its neon signs and cowboy wallpaper, you get clued in to the vibe of the place the second you walk in the door. The jukebox is usually blaring out classic country tunes and you're welcome to help yourself to any of the food people bring in and put on the side table for everyone to enjoy. Alice's serves other things — though you won't find any craft beer on tap around here — but it's always smart to go with a frosty fishbowl goblet of Lone Star for $1.25 or Shiner for $2.50.
READERS' CHOICE: Poison Girl