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Best dive bars in Boston

Dive bars can be polarizing: Either you love their particular brand of cheap, grimy fun or hate it. While the flickering neon signs, $2 shots, and off-key karaoke strike some patrons as endearing, the allure is totally lost on others.

If grizzled patrons, faded pool tables, and tallboys of beer are your thing, you’re going to want to check out this list. Stacker used data from Foursquare to rank the 25 top dive bars in Boston, Mass. Foursquare’s algorithm takes check-ins, rating signals, category matches, tips, and photo trends into account to come up with the best hole-in-the-wall pubs. Click through the list to see the best dives Boston has to offer—and find out whether your favorite gin mill made the list.

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#25. Side Bar Food & Spirits

Address: 14 Bromfield St.

Foursquare rating: 5.8

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#24. Sullivan's Tap

Address: 168 Canal St.

Foursquare rating: 5.9

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#23. Mary Ann's

Address: 1937 Beacon St.

Foursquare rating: 5.8

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#22. The Red Hat

Address: 9 Bowdoin St.

Foursquare rating: 7.3

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#21. Porters Bar and Grill

Address: 173 Portland St.

Foursquare rating: 7.4

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#20. The Avenue

Address: 1249 Commonwealth Ave.

Foursquare rating: 8.0

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#19. Intermission Tavern

Address: 228 Tremont St.

Foursquare rating: 6.4

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#18. Tom English's Cottage

Address: 118 Emerson St.

Foursquare rating: 6.3

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#17. The Model Cafe

Address: 7 North Beacon St.

Foursquare rating: 6.3

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#16. Bull and Finch Pub (Cheers Beacon Hill)

Address: 84 Beacon St.

Foursquare rating: 8.3

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#15. Lucky's Lounge

Address: 355 Congress St.

Foursquare rating: 8.3

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#14. Beacon Hill Pub

Address: 149 Charles St.

Foursquare rating: 6.4

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#13. Anchovies

Address: 433 Columbus Ave.

Foursquare rating: 9.0

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#12. Bukowski Tavern

Address: 50 Dalton St.

Foursquare rating: 8.2

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#11. Jacques Cabaret

Address: 79 Broadway

Foursquare rating: 7.0

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#10. Bushwood Cocktail Club

Address: 131 Broad St.

Foursquare rating: 6.9

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#9. Murphy's Law

Address: 837 Summer St.

Foursquare rating: 6.9

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#8. Corner Cafe

Address: 87 Prince St.

Foursquare rating: 7.0

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#7. The Corner Pub

Address: 162 Lincoln St.

Foursquare rating: 7.1

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#6. Silhouette Lounge

Address: 200 Brighton Ave.

Foursquare rating: 7.0

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#5. The Drinking Fountain

Address: 3520 Washington St.

Foursquare rating: 7.3

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#4. Peggy O'Neils

Address: 1310 Dorchester Ave.

Foursquare rating: 7.5

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#3. The Tam

Address: 222 Tremont St.

Foursquare rating: 7.5

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#2. Biddy Early's

Address: 141 Pearl St.

Foursquare rating: 7.9

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#1. DeLux

Address: 100 Chandler St.

Foursquare rating: 8.7

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