NYC Bar: McSorley's Old Ale HouseWhere: 15 East 7th Street How Cheap: 4 beers for $10 Why It's Great: Tons of history. Everyone from Abe Lincoln to John Lennon have had a drink here, and Woody Guthrie, according to the web site, "inspired the union movement from a table in the front."
San Francisco Bar: Elbo RoomWhere: 647 Valencia Street How Cheap: No cover charge, and cheap drinks of every kind Why It's Great: Pinball machines, video games, and great music every night.
Honolulu, Hawaii Bar: The Hideaway BarWhere: 1913 Dudoit Lane How Cheap: $1 beers during the Power Hour. Why It's Great: Killer jukebox, and a classic surf-side dive bar in the best sense of the word.
Los Angeles Bar: Prince O' WhalesWhere: 335 Culver Blvd How Cheap: Buy a burger and two beers for $7. Why It's Great: Regular live music, and perfect mix of sports bar and neighborhood pub.
Boston Bar: The Silhouette LoungeWhere: 200 Brighton Ave (between Allston St & Higgins St) How Cheap: $2-4 beers and unlimited free popcorn. Why It's Great: A good mix of hipsters and townies, with free darts for everyone!
Houston, Tex. Bar: Big Star BarWhere: 1005 W 19th Street How Cheap: Beers are usually $2-5 dollars. Why It's Great: Crazy decorations and great outdoor seating, topped off with an excellent juke box.
Chicago Bar: The CornerWhere: 2224 N Leavitt St (between Palmer St & Lyndale St) How Cheap: Some beers, like Pabst Blue Ribbon, go for $1.25. Why it's Great: Sociable bartenders and clientele, good show variety on TVs, and incredibly dog-friendly.
Washington, D.C. Bar: Red DerbyWhere: 3718 14th St NW (between N Spring Rd & N Quincy St) How Cheap: All beers between $2-6 dollars. Why It's Great: Great selection and live shows.
Miami Beach Bar: Zeke's RoadhouseWhere: 625 Lincoln Road How Cheap: All beers are $4. Why It's Great: Over 100 of those cheap beers to chose from, plus a laid-back vibe miles apart from the usual Miami club scene.
Aspen, Colo. Bar: Hunters BarWhere: 430 E Cooper Street How Cheap: $3-6 beers during Happy Hour, from 3-6pm. Why It's Great: Good food and a basement set-up with comfy seating.
From the New York City bar scene to the pub crawls in Chicago, it can be hard to find an affordable place to get a few beers without breaking the bank.
Even when you do find a dive bar, the beers are often mediocre, and the food (if any) warmed over at best.
If you live in an expensive city like New York, N.Y., San Francisco, Calif. or Honolulu, Hawaii, the balance between a cheap bar and a good night out can seem impossible to find. In each of the ten most expensive cities in the U.S., however, are ten great bars that are also some of the cheapest in the city.
Check out the best, cheapest bars in America's ten most expensive cities. From McSorley's Old Ale House in NYC to Prince O' Whales in Los Angeles, Calif., we'll tell you where to find them, how cheap they get, and what makes these bars the best.
Click on through, and happy bar-hopping!