Northeast Life: Boston Dive Bars

Northeast Life: Boston Dive Bars

September 30, 2013 1 By admin
It
should come as no surprise that Boston is a very historical city…in
fact it’s not uncommon to run into Ben Franklin on the street (he’s
camera shy…and charges $5 for a picture…lame). I snatched one of him
anyway…

As someone who appreciates History, I always try to soak up all the cobblestone-y, New England-y goodness that is Boston….

Because
of the history factor, The Green Dragon emerged as my favorite go-to
bar in the city when I first moved here. Not only has it been around
since 1773, but it was the spot where the Boston Tea Party was planned,
AND where Paul Revere left for his midnight ride. My friends roll their
eyes when we’re halfway through a round of drinks and I get all
sentimental…’but guys, Paul Revere drank RIGHT HERE‘.  I think it’s pretty cool…
Besides
the historical greatness that is The Green Dragon, I find that
it’s always a good time on a Friday or Saturday night. In fact, I used
to go so often that my friends and I know the bouncers and bartenders by
name (let it be known that if you bake a bouncer a cookie, you will
forever get into their bar for free…).

The crowd is generally on the older side, but drinks are well priced,
and there is always a live band (and they are always playing the
greatest hits of the 80’s and 90’s). There is also rarely a line
compared to the neighboring bars (probably because the crowd and music
are old…but I prefer a good rock-out to Bryan Adam’s Summer of ’69
over David Guetta’s newest remix…I’m a very old 23 raised on Guns and
Roses, Aerosmith and Hootie).

Is the Green Dragon a place to meet a future boyfriend…no.
Is it a place to take your friends to impress them…definitely no.
Is it a place to rock out and dance your socks off to the live band until you’re kicked out the door…you betcha!

And if the British ever decide to
attack again, there are plenty of revolutionary weapons on the wall to
defend yourself! Now, go make Pauly R proud!

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Today’s guest post comes from Jacky who writes the blog Keep Clam and Blog On. Jacky is a Northeast blogger living in New York who loves all things British, traveling and big comfy sweaters