Boston >Bars & Clubs > Mary Ann's
1937-1939 Beacon St, Boston, MA | Directions 0213542.335882 -71.149354
Neighborhoods: Commonwealth, Allston-Brighton, Cleveland Cir.
Charmingly Disgusting – When I first went to Mary Ann's I was appalled. The place smells like diarrhea, and they took my license number for some reason when I first walked in. However, it became one of my favorite places over time. I'm a big fan of dive bars, and this one is by far the diviest. Instead of serving food, they have a vending machine in the corner. The bathrooms are similar in space to those on an airplane. And it turns out it ALWAYS smells like diarrhea. But, the price is right, $3 for a tall boy.
i always have a good time here. – this is your typical college bar. it can be pretty dirty. i'm too old to go here, but no one seems to mind. the bud and but light pints are cheap, and i can drink a lot of beer.
Boston College's beloved dive bar is where upperclassmen gather to get completely ripped. – In Short
Undergrads are notoriously poor, which is probably why the Bud and Bud Light drafts are dirt cheap. All drafts are served in plastic pints (these youngsters can't be trusted with real glasses). As for that odor, let's just call a spade a spade--it often smells like a fraternity house. Dress like a preppy college kid and you'll be fine: cargos, baseball hat, T-shirt. And leave your good shoes at home, the beer puddles will muck 'em up.
Mary Ann's – I know it looks tired, I know that MA's seems like your run of the mill bar, and yes - all the rumors are true, but there is another side to the place. This is not just Boston College's Cheers, it is the neighborhood bar. The bartenders are some of the best guys I've ever met, and the jukebox is one of the best in the city.
Don't be so quick to knock this spot, there is much more to it than meets the eye.
The greatest place on Earth – The greatest place to get bombed for your birthday, before a Sox game, on a Thursday at 10pm, on a Friday a 4pm, and on a Saturday at 11am. Just stay away from the guys playing Golden Tee in the corner. They are territorial.
Even your cheapest friend can be Daddy Warbucks for the night buying rounds at $1.50 a Busch Light. Man up!
PS - Play #1704, #1709, and #1812 on jukebox. Best dollar you will ever spend.
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