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The Best Dive Bars In Boston, Massachusetts
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The Best Dive Bars In Boston, Massachusetts

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Updated: 26 November 2016
Boston is best known for its no-frills attitude, New England pride, and its young college scene. Dive bars in Boston are popular for all these reasons. Take a look at the best dives in Boston, Massachusetts, and be sure to check them out next time you find yourself in the area.

Silhouette Lounge

This rough and ready neighborhood bar is a hit among young professionals and college students. The Silhouette Lounge is famous for its darts and free popcorn, giving the real dive bar experience to all its customers.

200 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA USA

(617) 206-4565

Mary Ann’s

Mary Ann’s is a popular place for Boston College students to hit post-football game for some snacks and beers. This place has got an attitude and is a great example of that Boston no-frills attitude we all love. The prices are unbeatable, and it is always a guaranteed good time.

1937 Beacon St, Boston, MA USA

Beacon Street © Kelly Sikkema
Beacon Street | © Kelly Sikkema

Wally’s Café

Wally’s is a unique dive bar that hosts local jazz bands and singers to entertain their customers while they enjoy time with their friends. Be sure to check out Wally’s for nightly performances by students and up-and-coming artists in the Boston area.

427 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA USA

(617) 424-1408

Being Introduced to Wild Turkey Rye © Matt Lucht/ Flickr
Being Introduced to Wild Turkey Rye | © Matt Lucht/ Flickr

The Tam

This dive bar is in the heart of the theater district. It is no-nonsense, rough around the edges, and cash-only. It is the perfect spot for drinks with coworkers after a long day at work and a great place to start your weekend. Be sure to check it out.

222 Tremont St, Boston, MA USA

(617) 482-9182

Boston Dusk © Walknboston
Boston Dusk | © Walknboston

Crossroads Irish Pub

Crossroads Irish Pub is a great place to socialize not only with your friends, but also to meet people around you. This Irish-themed pub is equipped with games, televisions, fantastic pizza and wings. This spot is not to be missed for an authentic Boston experience.

495 Beacon St, Boston, MA USA

(857) 233-5943