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Best dive bars in Boston

  • 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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