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Dive Bar of the Month: May

Spend your Cinco de Mayo downing warm cervezas at this almost-south-of-the-border dump.

El Uno Bar
 3412 University Ave.
San Diego, California 92104
 

 
You won’t find tap beers or English-speaking staff at this SoCal shit hole, but with a crowd of Mexican cowboys and transvestites, it’s as close as you can get to Tijuana without a passport (or hepatitis vaccination). So order a tiro de tequila and breathe in the atmosphere, which, according to one Yelp reviewer, “smells like urine and blood.” Maybe they’re just using a Tijuana-scented air freshener. 

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