Local bar dives into first place in Lincoln's Number One Dive Bar Contest
W.C.'s South Sports Bar was just awarded Lincoln's Number One Dive Bar.
Ground Zero, an entertainment section in a Lincoln newspaper, looked at establishments in the area that could be considered dive bars and came up with a sixteen bar bracket. Residents could then vote on which bar they thought should win.
Chuck Cheever, the owner of W.C.'s, said in round one it was just a handful of votes that pushed them closer to first place. In the third and final round, he says they won by a long shot. Cheever said he gives credit to his dad for originally purchasing the bar back in the eighties.
"My dad decided to buy a bar. So in February in 1985 he bought it and I've been here running it for him," Cheever said. "He passed away a couple years ago so we're just keeping his name and tradition alive."
W.C.'s South Sports Bar owner also wanted to thank the customers who continue to support the bar.