There are few things more crucial in this world than the neighborhood dive. Everyone deserves an unpretentious space with bartenders who call themselves bartenders (and not something that sounds like an advanced degree was necessary to secure the gig) and who sling $3 beers and strong drinks that won’t cut into rent budgets. Drinkers aren’t always looking to sip on a finely crafted Sazerac — sometimes a ‘Gansett will do just fine.
Boston has lost quite a few of its best dive bars in recent years, but some of those have returned under new ownership and others are still going strong. Here are 14 of the best dive bars to check out in and near Boston.
See also: Greater Boston’s best Irish pubs and sports bars.Read More