Florida Atlantic University
Years: Late '80s-2011
Yep, that looks like Florida alright. Pimps 'n Hoes parties like the one pictured above were much of the dive bar's bread and butter, as well as a solid seafood selection and what one Yelper claims to be "the best salad in the world!!! OMG". The joint closed in 2011 after a fire burned it to the ground, but even had the 50 firefighters on the job succeeded at quelling the flames, the bar was apparently several months late on their rent and facing eviction, possibly at the hands of a particularly intimidating pimp asking for his money.
Rudy’s Bar and Grille
Just about every student to ever step into a Yale classroom had their name etched into the wooden walls of Rudy's. The gritty dive was tended by the same barkeep for over 50 years, until the owners packed up shop and moved to a new location with more Belgian beers and less charm, leading many locales to mockingly refer to it as New Rudy's.
Boston College and Boston University
It was called a house for a reason. Unlike most bars, with a logical structure, Our House twisted and turned, like you were essentially in that Disneyland Haunted Mansion ride, but a bar. What’s this over here? Oh, it’s a room with Buck Hunter and another game. How about in here? Oh, those are random couches and a foosball table. It was a mess, but it was a grand mess, and living over in the Allston Commonwealth Ave area meant going to watch The Simpsons, or play trivia, or order those really weirdly cheap Brubakers, which smelled like sour milk from the outside, but tasted fine for $2 for 20oz. The burger was really good too. There is still Our House East, which is on Gainsborough over by Northeastern, but it’s not the same. After all, it looks like a real bar.