Dive bars in and around Boston
"Time hasn't affected them," O'Neil says of the haunts. "Many of them still look like they did 40 years ago." Dive bars are also an endangered species, disappearing from the city's imbibing landscape, he adds — a few places even closed while he was writing the book.
We asked O'Neil about some of the neighborhood joints he uncovered on his suds-fueled adventure . . .