Sometimes you just want to go where everyone knows your name...or at least where the beer is cheap.

Our very non-scientific poll happened on Facebook.  We asked the question, "What's the best dive bar in Southwest Michigan?  Here are some of your answers.

#5.  RJ's Sports Bar & Grill in Portage.

Jenny Blue had this to say about RJ's,

RJ'S / Waltz kinda like Cheers everyone knows your name and love the wood paneling 😉

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8118 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002


#4.  CJ’S Pub in Kalamazoo.

Mikey Burks recommends CJ's Pub on Facebook.

amazing place to hang out but even better place to eat and drink afterwards

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1027 Schuster Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49001


#3.  Duck Inn-Waddle Out Lounge in Kalamazoo

Brittany C from Kalamazoo had this to say in her 5 star yelp review about Duck Inn,

Nice small hole in the wall. Quaint little booths and tables with a small bar. Great bar tender mixed my drinks quite well! I always order a captain n coke first as a test on how the bar tender pours, and I wasn't disappointed in the least.

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3214 Brookfield Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49048


#2.  Green Top Tavern

Jamie P had this to say in their 5-star yelp review,

If you're into cheap (affordable) drink menus and a very tasty food menu that is simple but well executed and very reasonably priced, you should find yourself at The Greentop Tavern!

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250 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007


#1.  Louie’s Trophy House

Joe Wolf gave us his vote in the comments on our facebook post, "Louie’s Trophy House. Opened in 1918."

Tom from Utica had this to say in his 5-star review on TripAdvisor,

One of the oldest bars in Kalamazoo. It is an unassuming diamond in the rough. GREAT food and good service. Fabulous chili

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629 Walbridge St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Some honorable mentions that received a lot of mentions didn't make the top 5:

Village Hide-A-Way in Vicksburg, Larry's Pub in Gobles and Lefty's in Coldwater.