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40 Hole-in-the-Wall Bars That Have Survived the Decades

Cheapism Logo By Jeff Rindskopf of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 41: It's almost impossible to define what makes a bar great, but longevity is often an important indicator. To survive and retain a core group of regulars as the surrounding community changes around it, a bar must have something special, even if that something is as simple as friendly service, cheap drinks, or a dazzling view. The following drinking establishments aren't necessarily the fanciest or even the most popular in their respective neighborhoods, but they're reliable and unfussy — and each with something unique to offer that's helped them stay in business over 40 years.
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It's almost impossible to define what makes a bar great, but longevity is often an important indicator. To survive and retain a core group of regulars as the surrounding community changes around it, a bar must have something special, even if that something is as simple as friendly service, cheap drinks, or a dazzling view. The following drinking establishments aren't necessarily the fanciest or even the most popular in their respective neighborhoods, but they're reliable and unfussy — and each with something unique to offer that's helped them stay in business over 40 years.

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