I personally wouldnt call this a "dive bar". Sure it looks pretty bad on the outside but everytime i've been there its pretty much the same type of crowd...kinda like what you might find at The Local except with live music. This isnt a bad thing, but definitely not a dive bar crowd. Personally, though, I wouldnt want to be walking around this area after dark but maybe thats just me. Anyway, theres a small area to watch live bands play, a couple of pool tables, 5 or 6 different beers on draft. It seems to start getting pretty busy at about 12am, but in my experience the bands seem to go on early...like around 9 pm. I would definitely recommend going here, especially since they are moving to a new location soon.
Pros: good crowd
Cons: sketchy area