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30 Historic Dive Bars Across the Country

Cheapism Logo By Douglas Backstrom of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 31: Walk into the Plaza, and you could hear country, rock, or rap blaring from the jukebox. You'll also commingle with a diverse clientele — from doctors to plumbers. But the real interesting draw is how this place got its name: Owners hung the neon sign upside down, and decided to keep it. Thus, Upsidedown Plaza was born.

Upsidedown Plaza | Birmingham, Alabama

Walk into the Plaza, and you could hear country, rock, or rap blaring from the jukebox. You'll also commingle with a diverse clientele — from doctors to plumbers. But the real interesting draw is how this place got its name: Owners hung the neon sign upside down, and decided to keep it. Thus, Upsidedown Plaza was born.

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