Garth Brooks announced that he'll be playing some dive bars on an upcoming tour starting at the end of the year but hasn't announced where yet. I figured, in case he was looking to come back to the Capital Region, maybe we should help him out!

The term "Dive bar" could mean anything. According to Wikipedia, "Dive bar is a colloquial American term for a disreputable bar or pub. It may also refer to a neighborhood bar where local residents gather to drink and socialize." Which means it's either a not-so-great place where people sometimes go, or a neighborhood place where everyone goes! I didn't define it for you but I did ask on Facebook for your favorite local dive bar and we got a ton of answers! CNN says that Garth Brooks will announce the places he's coming on July 15th and, who knows, maybe it'll be one of these places. (As always, if your favorite dive bar isn't on the list, comment with it to share it!)

  • The Halfway House, Ravena
  • Wally's Driftwood Park, Sacandaga Lake
  • Saluto Pub, Hudson Falls
  • Black Bear Inn, Watervliet
  • Patrick's Pub, Watervliet
  • Meadowbrook Saloon, Fultonville/Glen
  • The Rusty Nail, Little Falls
  • Clancy's Tavern, Saratoga Springs
  • Trotters Bar and Grille, Saratoga
  • The Ruck, Troy
  • Susie's Pub, Albany
  • Philly's Bar & Grill, Latham
  • The Towne Tavern, Sand Lake
  • Mayfield Grill, Mayfield
  • Glad Rag Saloon, Corinth
  • Kennedy's Tavern, Troy
  • Clubhouse, Albany
  • The Klam'r Tavern and Marina, Clifton Park
  • Katie O' Byrnes, Schenectady
  • 20 North, Schenectady
  • Vic's Tavern, Sacandaga
  • Trick Shots, Clifton Park
  • Saratoga Tin & Lint, Saratoga
  • White House, Ballston Spa
  • Silverado Inn, Herkimer
  • Rustic Barn Pub, Troy
  • Elbo Room, Albany
  • Ale House, Troy
  • The Mill Rock, Ballston Spa
  • I-Go-Inn Restaurant & Bar, Northville
  • Dock Brown's, Saratoga Lake
  • Peddler's Bar & Grill, Clifton Park
  • Jays Bar and Grill, Ballston Spa