Friday, August 30, 2013

More reasons to join our club

Make a statement

Vintage T-Shirt
When you wear tavern clothing, you are making a statement to the world about who you are. When you wear tavern t-shirts, you are saying that you are not the kind of person who likes to stay at home alone at night. Instead, you love to have a good time and enjoy the company of great friends in your free time. More than that, you also love the adventure of visiting a new dive bar or nightspot from time to time. It is true that your clothing can tell other people a lot about who you are, but you may struggle to find the right clothing that matches your personality.

Join a club that celebrates the bars you've never heard of

If you have been looking for a better way to find the best tavern clothing, consider buying a membership to the Dive Bar Shirt Club. This is a t-shirt of the month club that gives you a new vintage-style shirt each month. The shirts feature a new tavern or nightspot each month, and the venue is carefully selected based on factors like its ambiance, its reputation and more. Furthermore, the shirts are unique. You will not need to worry about bumping into someone else at the local bar who is wearing the same shirt you are.

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Tavern Clothing
Many people who are looking for a great pub or tavern t-shirt to buy want to wear the shirts themselves, but other people may decide that giving the gift of tavern clothing to their cool friends or family members is a great idea. You can purchase a membership to the Dive Bar Shirt Club for yourself or for a friend or family member. This is a great gift idea for those who are difficult to shop for, and most people who care about their appearance and who want to show off their cool, stylish side with casual flair from time to time will love having a new bar shirt sent to them each month. Take time to check out some of the shirts that have been featured through the website in the past months, and you may decide that this is the right option for you.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Your wardrobe needs an upgrade!

T-Shirts from select dive bars across the nation

T-Shirt of the Month Club
If you are looking for a great way to update your wardrobe without any effort required, consider investing in a membership to the Dive Bar Shirt Club. With your membership in the t shirt club, you will receive one new bar or pub t-shirt shipped directly to you every month. You can customize the length of your membership to suit your needs and budget. Pub clothing is great to wear on weekends and for casual nights out with friends, and membership to the Dive Bar Shirt Club can help you always have something cool to pull out of your closet.

Wow your friends and support local bars in your town

Pub clothing can be cool, but you do not want to wear the same pub shirts that all of your friends are wearing. When you purchase shirts at local bars and nightspots, you do run the risk of putting on clothing that others are wearing. One of the great things about the t shirt club from the Dive Bar Shirt Club is that the shirts are carefully selected based on their overall look as well as how cool the nightspot is. These are vintage shirts that others will not be wearing, so you can rest assured that your look will be unique. Furthermore, these shirts are selected from pubs and bars from across the country, and this can give your look an interesting and eclectic style that is all your own.

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Vintage T-Shirts
If you have been looking for a great way to update your wardrobe with cool, casual style or if you simply want to find some great pub clothing to wear, joining the Dive Bar Shirt Club is an ideal solution. You can explore the website today to learn more about some of the other bars and night spots that have been featured through the website in recent months. You can also review the different membership lengths available so that you make a decision that is right for you. You will certainly love how easy it is to get bar shirts through the t shirt club, and you may even decide that this is the perfect gift to give to a close friend or family member.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

What kind of gift do you give somebody who already has it all?

A t-shirt of the month club membership of course!

Dive Bar Shirt Club
If you have been looking for the ultimate gift to give to a hard-to-shop-for person in your life, the gift of membership into the shirt of the month club for the Dive Bar Shirt Club is the ideal solution for birthday gifts, holiday gifts and more. The fact is that many people seem to have everything they want these days, or they may simply seem too cool or hip for most of the things you find in local stores. Vintage t-shirts from dive bars are the ideal solution because you can rest assured that the individual on your shopping list will not have any of these shirts, and they are gifts that even the coolest person you know will love.

Vintage t-shirts from dive bars tell the world that the person wearing them has a certain sense of style and class. These shirts tell others that they have been to some of the coolest nightspots in the country, and they have the shirt to prove it. Each of the shirts available through the shirt of the month club for the Dive Bar Shirt Club has been carefully selected. The bar featured each month truly is a venue to talk about because of its ambiance or other characteristics, but the bars featured are not mainstream. They generally are off the beaten path and may only be known by locals or those infinitely familiar with the area. Bars may be featured that are found in larger and smaller towns across the country.

If you have been struggling to find the ideal gift for someone you care about or want to impress, take time to learn more about the shirt of the month club through the Dive Bar Shirt Club. These vintage t-shirts from dive bars can be sent to the recipient every month for a period of time that you specify. Each month that a shirt is received, the recipient will think fondly of you and will also receive a great new gift. In this way, a membership to the t-shirt club is a gift that can continue to be enjoyed over time.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Drinking and Driving

Think Before You Drink...

When considering all of the awesome localities we have featured in our Dive Bar Shirt Club, we felt like it was an appropriate and important time to reflect on the dangers of consuming too much alcohol and making compromised decisions.

Dive Bar Shirt Club
We are not going to preach about the evils of drinking and driving under the influence, instead we want to take a moment and reflect in what we believe separates a dive bar worthy of being featured on one of our shirts, and which are not.

We think that one of the primary differences is that dive bars are for local communities. It’s where you go after work, on the weekend, to meet friends, to escape your significant other. It’s a place, as the opening of Cheers proclaimed, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”. And unlike bars that are more concerned with class and reputation, dive bars and dive bar patrons knows your limitations and won’t let you risk driving drunk and ruining your life or perhaps the life of another.

It Takes a Village...

At dive bars people are most important. And just as it is the community that creates a dive bar, it is the community that keeps a dive bar operational. Drinking and driving is not a funny manner and something to joke about, and we always urge the members of the Dive Bar Shirt Club to drink responsibly.

T-Shirt Club of the Month Club
The Dive Bar Shirt Club is an organization that sends out a dive bar tee shirt once a month. We feature dive bars that have been submitted to us through either social media platforms, such as a Facebook, or through our website. On our Facebook page, we often highlight submitted dive bars and have plenty of pictures of these different venues.

The concept of the Dive Bar Shirt Club is simple. We like to celebrate the local establishments and the sense of community they share. We are all about working together to promote local bars. Long live the dive bars! Please feel free to submit your local dive bar and we’ll hopefully feature your bar as one of our monthly shirts!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A little about Prohibition

What is a Speakeasy? 

On Facebook on June 25th, we posted the following anecdote of the origin of the term 86:

A speakeasy by the name of Chumley's was located at 86 Bedford Street in New York City. During Prohibition, patrons would enter through a courtyard door for privacy. Moments before a raid, cops would call ahead with a friendly heads-up. The bartender would shout "86 everybody," which meant everybody should scram through the 86 Bedford Street door because the cops would be coming in the courtyard door.

After posting this we started exploring a bit more of the Prohibition culture and times.

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Image courtesy of David Shankbone
Speakeasies are establishments that illegally sell alcoholic beverages. They become famous during the Prohibition Era (1920-1933). During the Prohibition the federal government decided to ban the sale of alcohol, and much like the current War on Drugs was a complete and utter failure.

Speakeasies still invoke an amazing image in the mind, though. Walking through innocuous buildings, descending into basements, a secret knock on a door, a password given to separate patron from police…speakeasies represent a culture and time that was both dangerous and exciting. And everyone knows that alcohol loves danger and excitement!

Take a ride on the White Lightning!

Another effect of the Prohibition was the growth of moonshine culture. Moonshining is illegal distillation, consumption, transportation, and sale of home distilled alcohol. Moonshine usually contains high amounts of alcohol that far exceed federal regulations. During the Prohibition, many moonshiners made bank distilling and distributing their homemade, one-of-a-kind alcohol.

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During the Prohibition the US saw the rise of the classic gangster and organized crime. Famous gangsters included Al Capone, Frank Costello, Carlo Gambino, the Kray Twins Reginald and Ronald, Lucky Luciano, and Johnny Torrio. Now, that the Prohibition is about to celebrate the 100th anniversary of being signed into law, the names of Al Capone and the speakeasy culture has passed, but lives on in our histories, films, and imaginations.

We are relieved to live in a time when it is not illegal to consume alcohol. We glorify the bar with our Dive Bar Shirt Club shirts. We are excited to remember the history of our nation and to reflect upon the similarities between the Prohibition and the continuing War on Drugs.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Origin of the Dive Bar

Origin of the Dive Bar

T-Shirt Club
Dive Bar Shirt Club is named after the term, “dive bar” obviously. While it may seem like an easy enough term to understand, the origins of the words “dive bar” compared to that of just “bar” or “pub” has its roots in history. Incidentally, a “pub”, according to Wikipedia, is a public house and is the center of a community. This the primary difference between a dive bar, a bar, and a pub, is the imagined class and location.

Just what is a dive bar?

A dive bar is also known as an informal bar or pub, and are often referred to as neighborhood bars. Yes, that does make Paddy’s from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia a dive bar. The primary difference between a dive bar and a formal bar will be directly tied to its appearance. While a dive bar will be informal, locally run, and cater almost exclusively to locals, bars are different in that they usually offer entertainment such as local bands, DJs, or even comedic acts. The primary difference between a dive bar and a bar, according to us, is whether or not we’ll feature a dive bar on a monthly shirt or not.

A club like no other

T-Shirt of the month club
Writing specifically of dive bars, in August of 2010 Playboy describe dive bars as, “A church for down-and-outers and those who romanticize them, a rare place where high and low rub elbows—bums and poets, thieves and slumming celebrities. It’s a place that wears its history proudly.”

At Dive Bar Shirt Club we know that dive bars are an essential part of the fabric and culture of American life, much like the fabric and culture of our shirts. It may not be the focal point of a community like a pub, and it may not be considered a place of high class, but they are places where people of a community meet and enjoy a drink and possibly a meal at the end of the day.

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Dive Bar Shirt Club welcomes and honors the traditions and locations of dive bars featuring new dive bar shirt every month made exclusive to our patrons alone. Join today to start receiving your limited edition drive bar shirt club shirts!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Support your local dive bar!

Support your local dive bar and have a beer!

bar shirts
We know that dive bars are everywhere. They are as American as apple pie. No town is complete without a dive bar, and no one in a dive bar is complete without being featured as one of our bar shirts. At Dive Bar Shirt Club we feature a new dive bar every month. We pour over pictures and submissions for our bar shirts as we pour beer and enjoy a good drink. Our bar shirts are made for everyone that enjoys spending time with friends, having a drink, and enjoying the atmosphere of a local dive bar.

The genesis for the club began with the realization that many dive bars do not advertise at all. They are known by word of mouth alone. We realize that there are a lot of great places in our nation that many people will never get to experience, and we wanted to share in those experiences. This is why we started a club to feature dive bar t shirts. It lets us know where to go when we are visiting a new town, it lets us know what to expect. Dive bar t shirts should be part of the very fabric of any establishment, and we are proud to be able to offer our dive bar t shirts in our club.

Joining the club is as easy as 1...2...3!

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Our easy to use website makes ordering simple, and our recurring pricing means that once you have joined our club you don’t have to worry about reordering the next month, we’ll send it to you automatically. Also we know that you hate commitments. We do too. So feel free to cancel anytime. There is no minimum agreement. We just want to share our passion for dive bars and dive bar tee shirts with you.

If you want to feature your local pub on our site, be sure to submit pictures either on our site or on social media. Include a message about why you think we should use your dive bar, and we’ll let you know if we choose your bar so that you can let everyone know so that they can order tee shirts from us as well.

Thanks for your business, and we look forward to seeing you at the dive bars!