Dive bars in and around Boston
1310 Dorchester St., 617-265-8846
This pub features "a dance floor and frat house style lounge on one side and an old timer's haunt on the other," O'Neil says. Though there are plenty of dives to choose from in Dorchester, you might be drawn to this one for the weekend DJs, the video games, and the "surprisingly decent food."
Also nearby: The Dot Tavern