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  • Best dive bars in Boston
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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
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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
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    #24. Sullivan's Tap

    Address: 168 Canal St.

    Foursquare rating: 5.9

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  • #23. Mary Ann's
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    #23. Mary Ann's

    Address: 1937 Beacon St.

    Foursquare rating: 5.8

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  • #22. The Red Hat
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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
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    #21. Porters Bar and Grill

    Address: 173 Portland St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.4

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  • #20. The Avenue
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    #20. The Avenue

    Address: 1249 Commonwealth Ave.

    Foursquare rating: 8.0

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  • #19. Intermission Tavern
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    #19. Intermission Tavern

    Address: 228 Tremont St.

    Foursquare rating: 6.4

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  • #18. Tom English's Cottage
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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
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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)
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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
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    #15. Lucky's Lounge

    Address: 355 Congress St.

    Foursquare rating: 8.3

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  • #14. Beacon Hill Pub
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    #14. Beacon Hill Pub

    Address: 149 Charles St.

    Foursquare rating: 6.4

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  • #13. Anchovies
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    #13. Anchovies

    Address: 433 Columbus Ave.

    Foursquare rating: 9.0

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  • #12. Bukowski Tavern
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    #12. Bukowski Tavern

    Address: 50 Dalton St.

    Foursquare rating: 8.2

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  • #11. Jacques Cabaret
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    #11. Jacques Cabaret

    Address: 79 Broadway

    Foursquare rating: 7.0

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  • #10. Bushwood Cocktail Club
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    #10. Bushwood Cocktail Club

    Address: 131 Broad St.

    Foursquare rating: 6.9

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  • #9. Murphy's Law
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    #9. Murphy's Law

    Address: 837 Summer St.

    Foursquare rating: 6.9

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  • #8. Corner Cafe
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    #8. Corner Cafe

    Address: 87 Prince St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.0

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  • #7. The Corner Pub
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    #7. The Corner Pub

    Address: 162 Lincoln St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.1

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  • #6. Silhouette Lounge
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    #6. Silhouette Lounge

    Address: 200 Brighton Ave.

    Foursquare rating: 7.0

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  • #5. The Drinking Fountain
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    #5. The Drinking Fountain

    Address: 3520 Washington St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.3

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  • #4. Peggy O'Neils
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    #4. Peggy O'Neils

    Address: 1310 Dorchester Ave.

    Foursquare rating: 7.5

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  • #3. The Tam
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    #3. The Tam

    Address: 222 Tremont St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.5

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  • #2. Biddy Early's
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    #2. Biddy Early's

    Address: 141 Pearl St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.9

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  • #1. DeLux
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    #1. DeLux

    Address: 100 Chandler St.

    Foursquare rating: 8.7

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