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Dive Bar

Dive_BarDive Bar certainly is aptly named.

 

It’s of course meant to be a play on words for the type of establishment that is perhaps a bit shady, and also, in this case, for its decor, which is marine-like. DB’s Facebook page includes this definition by quote: “A church for down-and-outers and those who romanticize them, a rare place where high and low rub elbows — bums and poets, thieves and slumming celebrities. It’s a place that wears its history proudly,” although it gives no attribution for the quote (it’s from Playboy).

 

The Orange Avenue bar and eatery is hardly a place you’d want to go when you’re dressed up (unless you’re a slumming celebrity), but I visited on my way to a concert, so I was the one who seemed out of place in my sport coat. I didn’t care to sit on the banquette that appeared to be a hard surface with a covering of indoor-outdoor carpeting. (It wasn’t until I was seated at the bar (on a nicely padded barstool, thank you) that I could see the banquette was fashioned out of a pontoon boat sawed in half lengthwise. Clever, but maybe they could add some flotation devices to use as seat cushions.)

 

dive_bar_potbellyThe menu is a basic offering of sandwiches, burgers and “potbellies,” toasted sandwiches that resembled a Reuben. My friend had the roast beef potbelly, which had plenty of meat and slaw but not a lot of distinct flavor.

 

I had the burger, which had a nice, thick slice of tomato, dill pickles, fresh lettuce leaf and melted cheese on the patty, between a toasted bun. The meat was a bit dry, but otherwise it was an OK burger. Neither one of us cared for the waffle-cut fries that came with my burger. They seemed as though they’d been prepared some time ago and were just now being served.

 

Dive Bar isn’t offering anything new or different from what you can find at a dozen or so other downtown nightspots. And it doesn’t do anything well enough -- at least nothing that I sampled -- that would distinguish it, either.

 

Dive Bar is at 63 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. It’s open for lunch and dinner daily, until 2 a.m. Here’s a link to the Dive Bar Facebook page. The phone number is 407-425-9908.

 

 

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