David had salvaged his life, but that had cost him almost everything else. Everything was gone other than access to what little money he had saved and the clothes on his back. He was forced to live it all behind. His family was gone.
What can I say? It's definitely a locals' hangout and a bonafide dive bar. The beer is cold and comes in bottles. It's the kind of place you probably won't get stabbed as long as you're not a jerk, but you might get tossed out the door by the patrons if you're rude to the bartender.