Scoundrel’s Field Guide is a love letter to the dive bars, the street food, the little things that make experiencing a new place unique. There are a million resources for the big tourist attractions, the fantastic restaurants, the ritzy cocktail bars…but there aren’t many resources for the things that real people who actually live in these cities and towns experience every day.
Every review on this site is written from personal, on-the-ground experience. We are not a content aggregator scooping up bits and pieces of ‘best of’ lists from around the web. And we are not a crowdsourced review site built for people who like to complain about a bartender’s attitude. Every image, every word comes from real life moments spent in these amazing places.
There is no more authentic way to really experience life in a given city than to visit a tiny, neighborhood bar on a Tuesday and see where the night leads.
And that’s really the point of this travel guide. Authenticity. There is no more authentic way to really experience life in a given city than to visit a tiny, neighborhood bar on a Tuesday and see where the night leads. Real people don’t dine on a rooftop terrace overlooking some monument. Tourists do that. Real people share community with friends at a bowling alley bar, a late night gyro cart, a local spot with cold High Life and a pool table.
Over time, our content will evolve, and we will do our best to pick out the best venues each city has to offer, from dive bars to greasy spoons to street fairs. But our heart will always be the dive bar, and so that’s where our journey begins.
If you have suggestions on the best, most authentic places in your city, please drop them into the form below. Our mission is to be the travel guide for real people, not tourists. And we’ll do our best to live up to that lofty standard. We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we will.
In the meantime, I’ll take a Black Label.
For general inquiries or to submit your favorite dive (no matter how far flung), fill out the form at right and we’ll respond as fast as we’re able.