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Introducing the first Boston T bar map

The T is great and all -- it gets you where you need to go inexpensively and (occasionally) on time, all while you take in a vivid tapestry of confused tourists, college students, and crazy people. But you know what's even better than riding the MBTA? Drinking at bars! Here are our picks for the choicest watering holes within a 10-minute stroll of each T stop.* You can also check out a blown-up version of our map here.

*For some stops, there wasn't a convenient imbibing option nearby. Did we miss one? Disagree with a pick? Let us know in the comments.

Red Line

Alewife: Jasper White’s Summer Shack
Davis: The Burren
Porter Square: Toad
Harvard Square: Russell House Tavern
Central Square: The Field
Kendall Square: Meadhall
Charles/MGH: Beacon Hill Pub
Park Street: Highball Lounge
Downtown Crossing: Silvertone Bar & Grill
South Station: Trade
Broadway: The Cornerstone
Andrew: Sports Connection Bar & Grill
JFK/UMass: The Banshee

Braintree Branch:
North Quincy: Assembly
Wollaston: Sully’s Lounge
Quincy Center: Clash of the Ash
Quincy Adams: --
Braintree: --

Ashmont Branch:
Savin Hill: Savin Bar + Kitchen
Fields Corner: The Blarney Stone
Shawmut: --
Ashmont: Ashmont Grill

Blue Line

Wonderland: --
Revere Beach: Bill Ash’s Lounge
Beachmont: --
Suffolk Downs: --
Orient Heights: --
Wood Island: Cosmopolitan Lounge
Airport: --
Maverick: Eddie C’s Bar
State Street: The Black Rose
Government Center: The Kinsale
Bowdoin: The Red Hat

Orange Line

Oak Grove: Bobby C’s
Malden Center: Exchange Street Bistro
Wellington: Not Your Average Joe’s
Sullivan Square: Tavern at the End of the World
Community College: Old Sully’s
North Station: Sullivan’s Tap
Haymarket: The Grand Canal
State Street: The Black Rose
Downtown Crossing: Silvertone Bar & Grill
Chinatown: Q Restaurant
Tufts Medical Center: Jacob Wirth
Back Bay: The Salty Pig
Massachusetts Avenue: Wally’s Café
Ruggles: Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
Roxbury Crossing: The Crossing Bar
Jackson Square: Brendan Behan Pub
Stonybrook: Bella Luna & The Milky Way Lounge
Green Street: Coco’s Lounge
Forest Hills: JJ Foley’s Fireside Tavern

Green Line

Lechmere: Courtside
Science Park: --
North Station: Sullivan’s Tap
Haymarket: The Grand Canal
Government Center: The Kinsale
Park Street: Highball Lounge
Boylston: Teatro
Arlington: Parish Cafe and Bar
Copley: MET Back Bay
Hynes Convention Center: Bukowski Tavern
Kenmore: Eastern Standard

Green Line: B

Blandford Street: Cornwall’s
BU East: --
BU Central: The Dugout Cafe
BU West: --
St. Paul: Sunset Cantina
Pleasant Street: Paradise Rock Club
Babcock Street: T’s Pub
Packards Corner: White Horse Tavern
Harvard Avenue: Wonder Bar
Griggs Street: Shanghai Social Club
Allston Street: --
Warren Street: Harry’s Bar & Grill
Washington Street: Tasca Restaurant
Sutherland Road: --
Chiswick Road: Bluestone Bistro
Chestnut Hill Avenue: Roggie’s
South Street: Moogy’s
Boston College: --

Green Line: C

St. Marys : O’Leary’s
Hawes: --
Kent: --
St. Paul: Takusan Sushi
Coolidge Corner: Hops N Scotch
Summit: The Regal Beagle
Brandon Hall: Corrib Pub
Fairbanks: The Fireplace
Washington Square: Washington Square Tavern
Tappan: The Publick House
Dean: Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar
Englewood: --
Cleveland Circle: Mary Ann’s

Green Line: D

Fenway: Yard House
Longwood: --
Brookline Village: Stoli Bar & Restaurant
Brookline Hills: --
Beaconsfield: --
Reservoir: Cityside
Chestnut Hill: Del Frisco’s Grille
Newton Centre: Deluxe Station Diner
Newton Highlands: O’Hara’s Food & Spirits
Eliot: --
Waban: Waban Kitchen
Woodland: --
Riverside: BOKX 109 American Prime

Green Line: E

Prudential: 5 Napkin Burger
Symphony: Ginger Exchange
Northeastern University: Conor Larkin’s
Museum of Fine Arts: Punter’s Pub
Longwood Medical Area: The Squealing Pig
Brigham Circle: The Mission Bar & Grill
Fenwood: Soulfire
Mission Park: --
Riverway: --
Back of the Hill: --
Heath: The Haven

Silver Line

South Station: Trade
Courthouse Station: Lucky’s Lounge
World Trade Center: Rosa Mexicano
Silver Line Way: Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall
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1. Russell House Tavern 14 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Named for the 19th century Harvard furniture dealer that first occupied the building, RHT is a two-floored pub/resto from the owners of Grafton Street/Temple Bar slinging a New England-heavy menu of modern American "artisanal fare" and craft beers.

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2. Meadhall 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

This loungy, semi-industrial beer castle plates upscale lunch-thru-late night vittles (from an egg-topped steak tartare w/ anchovy vinaigrette to a signature VT turkey, bacon & avocado club), and pours over 100 draughts (including Peak Hop Noir, Wee Heavy Scottish Ale, McChouffe Brown, Hoptical Illusion, and Storm King Stout) in a 32-table (plus upstairs lounge) space.

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3. Beacon Hill Pub 149 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

A well-loved dive bar with everything you could ask for: cheap drinks, a jukebox, and foosball. Pull up a stool and have yourself a $3 'Gansett tall boy, neighbor!

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4. Silvertone Bar and Grill 69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108

The Silvertone sports quality food and prices, as well as a rich list of housemade cocktails, wines, and variety of beers on tap and in bottles and cans.

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5. Sports Connection Bar & Grill 560 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127

This no-frills, $2.50-a-beer dive bar is the perfect place to cool your heels or get to know some locals in the area after hopping off the train. And of course, when you're in-season, you can catch a few of your favorite teams while the jukebox drones in the background.

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6. Sully's Lounge 28 Chesnut St, Boston, MA 02169

A cold, cold draft beer = the perfect end to a hectic day at this spacious dive. Yep, it's a locals kind of bar with only a handful of drafts on tap, plus a slight wariness against tourists -- but of course, hook anyone up with one of the aforementioned drafts and you'll be sure to make friends quickly.

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7. Savin Bar + Kitchen 112 Savin Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

A second offering from the folks behind the suspiciously close (as in right across the street) McKenna's Cafe, SBK's a warmly lit, two-floor, 40-table neighborhood watering hole slinging craft cocktails/New American eats in the shuttered C.F. Donovan's (a

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8. Ashmont Grill 555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

This neighborhood grill joint boasts a sweet patio and fresh takes on American classics.

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9. Cosmopolitan Lounge 276 Bennington St, Boston, MA 02128

This is a true hole-in-the-wall night club, sans velvet rope, plus a Spanish flair. Expect there to be Latin songs coming from the speakers, and if you're not really into that sort of music, console yourself with the fact that there's no cover and the drinks come pretty cheap.

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10. Old Sully's 56 Union St, Boston, MA 02129

Once you leave this locals' haunt, if you're not convinced of it's charm, you're probably the only one. The throwback pub-like atmosphere charmed even Ben Affleck who shot it in his film The Town, the Irish-influenced accents of the characters matching up with the Irish-American heritage of the venue.

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11. Sullivan's Tap 168 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114

Sullivan's Tap is a Bruins bar with plenty to offer. Boasting the "Longest Bar In Boston", Sully's is stacked with pool tables, pop-a-shot hoops, and arcade games to keep you entertained well after the game.

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12. Jacob Wirth 31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

Jacob Wirth is a German-American restaurant where you can enjoy a mixed grill of schnitzels and wursts alongside burgers and a great selection beers to wash it all down.

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13. The Salty Pig 130 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

Helmed by Executive Chef Kevin O’Donnell and Sous Chef Michael Lombardi, The Salty Pig delivers big flavors backed by a great selection of beers on draft and quirkily-named cocktails. Do yourself a favor and order a make-your-own charcuterie platter -- don't worry if you are having trouble getting started, the staff will lend you a helping hand with your picks.

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14. Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen 604 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Found in the space formerly known as the Stork Club (... and Circles... and Bob's Southern Bistro), this friendly South End neighborhood bar/resto from the guys behind the original Bob's is slinging hearty grub like barbecued steak tips alongside a long list of house cocktails, like their Chicken Martini (Tito's with apple and orange liqueurs, a splash of lemon, and topped with Hennessy).

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15. Bella Luna and the Milky Way Lounge 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Now found at the Haffenreffer brewery, this band-name-sounding resto/music/gaming venue features a sandwich-, pizza-, and pasta-heavy Italian menu, American craft beers, and seasonally shifting cocktails.

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16. J.J. Foley's Fireside Tavern 30 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA 02130

$2 drafts, a telephone booth, and a World Cup '94 pinball machine might make you feel like you've stepped into some basement-bar of years past -- but nope, it's modern day J.J Foley's Fireside Tavern.

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17. The Courtside Restaurant & Pub 291 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141

East Cambridge's favorite karaoke dive hides the mic on Sundays when the Chicago Sports Club of New England floods the joint to watch da Bears on 12 high-defs, meaning the only singing you'll hear will be fans homaging "I'm Jimmy Mac and I'm here to say..."

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18. Highball Lounge 90 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108

Located in the Nine Zero Hotel, Highball Lounge is a retro-looking spot where you can enjoy small bites like Korean fried chicken nuggets alongside unique cocktails while playing the type of board games you would find in your parents' old basement (which is coincidentally, and awesomely, the very space the Highball is trying to emulate).

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19. MET Back Bay 279 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

MET is a classier joint, with high-end cuisine and a quality cocktail program -- that said, they've got an American Ham and Cheese Bar as well as a Crafty Mary design-your-own menu that will make anyone feel at home.

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20. Bukowski Tavern 50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115

Ditch Newbury and the bastions of distraught twenty-something foreigners asking you what happened to Armani Cafe, and hit up this bastion of barley to take down a peanut butter burger while making a sizeable dent in your Dead Author's Card, a running tally of all the beers you have to drink within six months to earn a spot in their exclusive mug club.

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21. Eastern Standard 528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

This big, classy, gourmet American joint specializes in good, strong cocktails and classic fare like salmon and oysters.

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22. Cornwall's 654 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

Cornwall's has a dozen different burgers, a huge beer list (25 drafts and 35 bottles), 24 different delicious appetizers, and a pool table, which adds up to about all the reasons you could possibly need to stop by.

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23. Shanghai Social Club 1277 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA 02134

This pre-War-China-themed lounge feels like one part opium den and one part Chinese restaurant.

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24. Roggie's Brew & Grille 356 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA 02135

Head downstairs at this longtime Cleveland Circle Steelers standby, and you'll be greeted by 52 draft beers (Roggie's Barracuda Ale, Leinie's Sunset Wheat), multiple flatscreens, and select $1.50 beers, which really, you should do every time if they're available.

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25. Hops N Scotch 1306 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

Aside from being one of the most cleverly named bars ever, Hops N Scotch also boasts dual floors of Southern grub, craft beer, and a vast array of other boozables that'll have you calling the place Home Sweet Home.

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26. The Regal Beagle 308 Harvard St , Brookline, MA 02446

Spawned by the Three's Company fans behind Church, RB aims to give off the same upscale "neighborhood joint" vibe the Beagle gave Jack, Chrissy, and Janet, slinging creative American comfort food and "inspired" cocktails.

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27. Barcelona Wine Bar 1700 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445

Now welcoming Catalan-philes in Washington Square's former American Craft, Barcelona Wine Bar's a rustic Spanish small platery that's -- not unlike middle school dances whenever NEXT's "Too Close" comes on -- heavy on the wood and designed to "recreate the feel and the look of an evening on the Ramblas".

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28. Yard House Fenway 126 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

This Cali-based brew house brings 142 taps and casual grub to a space rocking a massive island bar and rows of booths set beneath a long wall of colorful, Dali-esque mod art. Get fatter on half racks of smoked pork spare ribs w/ spicy bbq sauce & creamed corn, or Korean beef short rib tacos w/ spicy green papaya salad and lemon Sriracha aioli, then get sauced-er with choice drafts served four ways: shorty, goblet, pint, and half yard.

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29. Del Frisco's Grille - Chestnut Hill 33 Boylston St., Suite 3370, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Located in The Street and overlooking Hammond Pond, Del Frisco's in Chestnut Hill is headed by Executive Chef Layne Coppell of Legal Sea Foods, serving up delicious regional fare like Berkshire pork meatballs and East Coast fish tacos.

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30. Deluxe Station Diner 70 Union St, Newton, MA 02459

Found in Newton Centre's historic train depot, DSD's a sophomore offering from the folks behind W'town's iconic Deluxe Town Diner, slinging a "unique dinering" experience (and breakfast all day) in an 1880-esque, industrial-themed 90-seater.

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31. 5 Napkin Burger 105 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02199

Thick, juicy, satisfying burgers define the pragmatically named establishment, alongside a selection of salads, sides, and sandwiches that round out the menu. The solid beer selection and reasonable prices make 5 Napkin a no-brainer.

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32. Ginger Exchange at Symphony 250 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

The Ginger Exchange's second outpost is located at Symphony Hall, is serving up pork belly bao baos, and has a huge brew selection. Any questions?

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33. Soulfire II 737 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

One thing the world needs more of is quality BBQ. Knowing this, Soulfire branched out to this second location ensuring that its famous pulled pork sammies, ribs, and mouthwatering sauces are spread adequately to the masses.

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34. The Haven 2 Perkins St, Boston, MA 02130

The Haven brings a slice of Scotland to Jamaica Plain in the form of a dual-room, 45 seater, serving craft beers and traditional fare from across the pond like vegetable bridie, haggis with neeps, and white pudding sassitch and mash.

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35. Trade 540 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Trade's industrial/wooded interior is quite the sight to behold until your meal arrives and you forget all about it. Award-winning chef Jody Adams features a menu of internationally inspired chow and specialty craft drinkables, wines and beer.

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36. Lucky's Lounge 355 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

During the early days of the Fort Point renaissance, Lucky’s opted for out-of-the-way-no-sign-having coolness in this red, plush '50s-esque lounge. Even cooler: there’s FREE shuttle service to Lucky's from anywhere in South Boston!

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37. Rosa Mexicano 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210

Grab some shade behind the foliage of Rosa's Seaport Blvd patio whilst you take down their signature (since "When Doves Cry" topped the Billboard charts!!) frozen pomegranate margarita made with silver tequila and pomegranate juice.

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38. Harpoon Beer Hall 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

This German-style beer hall from the Harpoon Brewing Company holds 300 brewthusiasts and offers a view of the skyline (when you're not looking into the bottom of your glass wondering where all your delicious beer disappeared to).

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