My dad was a dive bar guy. He drank Bud heavy and smoked Marlboro reds. He was pretty hard core.

There is something oddly comfortable about a dive bar. It's welcoming and non-judgmental. The beer is super CHEAP and super COLD.

What is a Dive Bar?

The definition of a dive bar can mean something different to different people. Labeling one's establishment a dive bar can be offensive to the owner even though the intention is to be complimentary.

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Biddy Early's Facebook

A dive bar is typically a small, unglamorous, eclectic, old-style drinking establishment with inexpensive drinks; it may feature dim lighting, shabby or dated decor, neon beer signs, packaged beer sales, cash-only service, and local clientele.

The #1 Dive Bar in Massachusetts

Biddy Early's in Boston

Biddy Early's on Pearl St. was named best dive bar in the state, again according to Yelp.

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Who was Biddy Early?

Born to poor farmers in 1798, Biddy Early became famous in her native country of Ireland.

For good, bad or indifferent, she became known in most of Ireland in her lifetime. As the years went by and talks of her cures and wisdom spread. People really did come from miles around to visit Biddy for a cure of an ailment for a family member or an animal. They would come to have a ‘piseog’ (an evil spell or curse) removed from them or their family.

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"The Best Damn Dive Bar in Boston". Biddy's is open until 2 a.m. every night.

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