Greensboro is not the largest city in the state and ratings report it isn’t the coolest, but according to Yelp, Greensboro can boast of having the best “Dive Bar” in the state of North Carolina.

Yelp named the Westerwood Tavern at 508 Guilford Ave. as the Best Dive Bar in the Tar Heel state.

Dive bars, according to Yelp, are “typically well-worn bars that offer an inexpensive, simple selection of drinks and are often considered ‘hole-in-the-walls.’”

On Yelp, the operators of these down-to-earth establishments can self-identify themselves as dive bars.

Westerwood Tavern has 28 reviews on Yelp and an overall five-star rating.

A few of the reviews that helped Westerwood win the coveted best dive bar in North Carolina award include:

“Dive bars have a tendency to look intimidating to me when I first walk in and ruin my perception of the establishment, but this is not and was never the case at Westerwood. I haven’t been to a bar with a more welcoming atmosphere. By your 3rd or 4th time here, the bartenders start to recognize you and call you by name. I’ve never seen anyone get into a negative confrontation here, which is saying a lot because sometimes at dive bars you get those pretty often.

“They run daily specials, like everything is a dollar off on Wednesdays, karaoke on Friday nights, there’s a $3 shot day (what day of the week it is escaping my mind right now), and they have a moderately expansive draft selection. But let’s face it, no one goes to a dive bar for draft beer.

“An all-around great establishment, and I can’t wait to come back once everything opens back up #IMissWesterwood

“Brian S.”

“The best dive bar in Greensboro.  It’s nothing fancy but they have the nicest staff ever and I always feel welcome there.  The prices are fair and the patio is a great place to sit at night. Go for karaoke night – you won’t regret it.

“Christopher C.”