Greensboro Dive Bar Guide

Timeless Carolina Dives

As classic as laid back neighrboorhood corner drinking gets.
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Suds & Duds

Nestled into one of the most livable and college campus-infused parts of the country, Greensboro has all the ingredients to create the comfortable, neighborhood-focused dive bars found throughout the city. The combination of affordable living and warm weather has a tendency to bring out the best in dive bar drinking, Greensboro no exception.

Timeless classics like Walker’s Bar and Westerwood Tavern fill the mold of casual neighborhood spots alongside the sprawling, sometimes (often) packed College Hill Sundries. The timeless love affair of laundromats and alcohol is rekindled in Suds & Duds, only a few steps from Walker’s and anchor to an attractive city block in what was once the neighborhood drug store.

Greensboro has also perfected the slender, strip mall dive bar without sacrificing an ounce of authenticity, both Boo Radley’s and Lawndale Drive-In perfect examples that happen to be about half a block apart. The surroundings in Greensboro make for pleasant drinking and the city’s dive bars live up to that expectation.

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Our Greensboro Dive Bar Recommendations

While we’ve done our fair share of drinking, we haven’t yet hit every Greensboro Dive Bar. The recommendations below are sorted into tiers to help guide your choices depending on how much time you have to explore Greensboro. Where we’ve reviewed a location, a score is given.

SFG Reviews

We’ve been lucky enough to visit the locations below in Greensboro. Each location includes a full review and SFG score to help you decide on how to prioritize your travels.

Suds & Duds

SFG Rating: 8 out of 10
The timeless love affair of laundry and drinking continues.

SFG Recommendations

We have not yet been lucky enough to visit the Greensboro options below, but research, word of mouth and reader submissions have led us to recommend these must-visit options.

College Hill Sundries

Look for the sprawling Pepsi mural and find a sprawling dive inside.
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Westerwood Tavern

Revamped in 2010 but home to drinking since the 1960s.
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Walker's Bar

Classic shotgun-style neighborhood corner dive bar.
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Other Options

Below you’ll find the truly deep cuts, gems in waiting that we have not yet been able to visit. Let us know if you find a particularly potent destination.

Boo Radley's Tavern

2132 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27408
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Jake's Billiards

1712 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27403
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Lawndale Drive In

2156 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27408
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The Bearded Goat

116 E Lewis St, Greensboro, NC 27406
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The Corner Bar

1700 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27403
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