Recommendations for old school/divey/gritty Boston spots - restaurants and bars (w/ or w/o food)
- southernwayfarer Aug 24, 2011 10:11 AM
Trying to get off the beaten path with a couple of guests coming into town. I'd like to show them some of old school Boston. Looking for recs for old school/divey/gritty Boston spots. They don't have to be divey or gritty, really looking for a strong sense of place that might make up for shortcomings (if any) in the food. The two places I have on the tentative list are Rinos and Bell Isle Seafood. Thanks in advance.
The Erie Pub, Dorchester
The Banshee, Dorchester (sort of fits the bill)
Biddy Early's, The Financial District
Mr. Dooley's, The Financial District
Intermission Lounge, Theatre District (far better than Jacob Wirth's)
The Blackthorn, South Boston
Flann O'Brien's, Jamaica Plain
Brendan Behan Pub, Jamaica Plain
Murphy's Law, South Boston
There are probably a few hundred or more places. You could almost throw a rock and hit one.
Jacob Wirth Restaurant
31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
141 Pearl St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02110
837 Summer St, Boston, MA 02127
Brendan Behan Pub
378 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The Twelve Bens, JJ's Irish Bar (not to be confused with JJ Foley's), The Sevens, Harp & Bard, Dot Tavern, Aces High, The Connection, Sullivan's Pub, that no name pool bar across from Laboure Center in South Boston, The Playwright, The Green Dragon, Bell In Hand (oldest bar in America) etc...we could keep going until Christmas. And they're all "old school Boston" that caters to the poster.
Harp & Bard Restaurant
1099 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
840 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
315 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122