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Boston's 5 best dive bars

Published On 10/01/2013 Published On 10/01/2013
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Erik Christensen
Erik Christensen
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Yelp User Kyle W
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1. Sullivan's Tap 168 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114 (North End)

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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2. The Tam 222 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 (Chinatown)

A quintessential Boston dive, The Tam delivers heavy-handed pours that are perfect for beginning, ending, or completely forgetting your night out on the town. $3 'Gansett cans and the complete lack of a men's room door complete the vibe.

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3. Croke Park/Whitey's Pub 268 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127 (South Boston)

Croke Park/Whitey's Pub is an unassuming and unmarked bar in South Boston. This Irish dive serves up dirt-cheap draughts and a notoriously friendly local clientele.

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4. Cantab Lounge 738 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 (East Cambridge)

Cantab Lounge is a Central Square dive with a country vibe. If the Tuesday bluegrass isn't your scene, come back on Wednesday for the Underground Poetry Slam.

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5. Sligo Pub 237A Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144 (Somerville)

Sligo Pub is a narrow, no-frills Davis Square dive. The pub features cheap beers, a jukebox, and patrons' carvings on every wood surface.

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