What’s your fa­vorite still-stand­ing dive bar?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Nation & World - By Dan Sweeney [email protected]­tinel.com, 954-356-4605 or Twit­ter @Daniel_Sweeney

It’s a sign of the times. Hol­ly­wood’s oldest bar will soon close, with a pot dis­pen­sary set to take over the space.

Strat­ford’s opened in

1938 and has been at its cur­rent lo­ca­tion on Hol­ly­wood Boule­vard just east of

I-95 since 1944.

In 2017, Ernie’s in Fort Laud­erdale closed, as did Maguires Hill 16, the lat­ter a par­tic­u­lar kick in the gut. The year be­fore that saw the pass­ing of Mac Klein, the 101-year-old owner of Mac’s Club Deuce in Mi­ami Beach, though that dive still stands in proud de­fi­ance of the sur­round­ing South Beach glitz. Across MacArthur Cause­way, Mi­ami’s then-oldest bar, To­bacco Road, was de­mol­ished in 2014.

Point be­ing, South Florida’s booze scene ap­pears to be los­ing its in­sti­tu­tions.

Do you have a fa­vorite still-stand­ing dive bar? Let us know by email­ing [email protected]­tinel.com. Your re­sponse could be used in a fu­ture story — we get enough re­sponses, we’ll even map them out.

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