Bukowski Tavern

50 Dalton St (btwn Belvidere & Boylston), Boston, MA 02115
Open until 2:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
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  • "Be careful when you spin the wheel of beer -- you might end up with a $16 beer! Ask..." (3 tips)
  • "Best craft beer selection anywhere!" (12 tips)
  • "... why people call it a dive bar. It's the classiest establishment around...." (7 tips)
  • IFC

    Good overall dive bar--good food, service, and bartender as well as a wide beer selection. What more could you ask for?

    IFC · July 6, 2011
  • BostonTweet

    Every Monday through Friday Bukowski Tavern on Dalton Street flips $1.99 burgers and hot dogs from 11:30am until 8pm. Bukowski also has one of the best craft beer selections in the Back Bay.

    BostonTweet · July 29, 2010
  • Ashley S.

    If a bar serves a bottle of beer that is 25 dollars it's safe to say they are not a dive bar. So stop calling this place one.

    Ashley S. · September 30, 2011
  • Untappd

    A dive bar with a killer beer selection. Belly up to the bar and spin the wheel of beer if you dare. You drink what beer it lands on. :)

    Untappd · August 20, 2011
  • Boston.com

    Not sure what you want? Spin the beer wheel, cross your fingers, and hope that you land on Port Brewing’s Shark Attack or Ommegang’s Duvel Rustico, rather than Coors Light. You’re stuck with it. Read more

    Boston.com · December 12, 2012
  • Nicholas Adam O.

    Best dive bar in Boston!

    Nicholas Adam O. · January 10, 2011
  • Frank A.

    Burger with peanut butter is fantastic!

    Frank A. · February 12, 2010
  • Matt K.

    Not a dive, one of the best beer selections out there. The rough edges are just there to scare off the weak.

    Matt K. · December 22, 2011
  • DigBoston

    The Weekly Dig visited Bukowski Tavern!Check out the review: Read more

    DigBoston · July 1, 2010
  • Josh A.

    This bar rules..it's cash only with an atm in the front walkway! They literally have 99 bottles of beer on the wall. This is a hidden jem in Beantown!

    Josh A. · December 9, 2009
  • Eddie W.

    There is a highly contested turf war for the mayor ship here. Don't get caught in the crossfire.

    Eddie W. · January 15, 2012
  • Steve D.

    Go to Bukowski's and get the Delerium Tremens. Named for the shakes you get from alcohol withdrawal, it features pink elephants on the bottle and 9% alcohol in it. Belgian.

    Steve D. · May 3, 2009
  • Eddie W.

    Try the beer!

    Eddie W. · June 18, 2012
  • Garrett M.

    Cash only bitches

    Garrett M. · February 3, 2012
  • Ashley S.

    21+ at all times. All day. Every day.

    Ashley S. · December 15, 2011
  • Al S.

    Don't spin the beer wheel. That shit is for amateurs.

    Al S. · May 12, 2012
  • Benjamin S.

    I don't know why people call it a dive bar. It's the classiest establishment around. Burger special ftw!

    Benjamin S. · August 10, 2011
  • John G.

    It costs a dollar to ask the bartender a question

    John G. · May 15, 2013
  • Jeff R.

    This place is a fucking shit hole, if you love shitty bartenders and hate yourself, this is your place

    Jeff R. · July 9, 2012
  • Davey B.

    The tangerine urinal mats are divine.

    Davey B. · June 16, 2012
  • Jack M.

    Tip Ashley. She gives it all to charity.

    Jack M. · October 21, 2011
  • fattyftw

    Cash only but there's an ATM. sweet potato fries are amazing (when drunk) but will run you $5 more than regular ones.

    fattyftw · June 8, 2011
  • Red D.

    Cash Only for the uninitiated.

    Red D. · June 19, 2009
  • Matt K.

    Here is a tip: leave a big one.

    Matt K. · May 5, 2013
  • Maggie J.

    Do a handstand in the bar and win a free meat beer!!

    Maggie J. · October 3, 2012
  • SippinPabst

    Did you drink a PBR on Draft? Its not a "cheap" beer, but a "good value". :)

    SippinPabst · January 31, 2012
  • Adam B.

    Peanut butter burger is strange but best thing on the menu by far. Get crunchy PB!

    Adam B. · September 21, 2012
  • Garrett M.

    Just the tip

    Garrett M. · February 23, 2012
  • Avin N.

    dive-y and awesome. tons of good beers on tap. surprisingly good food. get the $1 burger + fries.

    Avin N. · November 16, 2011
  • Chris N.

    Best craft beer selection anywhere!

    Chris N. · September 6, 2011
  • Nick S.

    Wouldn't even let us in the door. Bouncers are total d bags.

    Nick S. · March 12, 2011
  • Christopher S.

    Great hot dogs!

    Christopher S. · January 5, 2010
  • Carmen

    Eat the sweet potato fries.

    Carmen · October 19, 2009
  • Matthew S.

    Really good turkburgs!

    Matthew S. · 2 weeks ago
  • James A.

    Fantastic range of local, regional, national and international craft beers. Comfortable, friendly diveyness. Great tater tots.

    James A. · March 12
  • Paul B.

    Best pub inside a parking lot ever

    Paul B. · March 12
  • CJ B.

    Don't come here looking for cheap beer.... $14 pitchers of PBR. Otherwise a neat establishment, reminds me of something out of Star Wars. Lots of good beer selection!

    CJ B. · March 30, 2013
  • John S.

    This place sucks. Go here only if you're a loosah.

    John S. · September 1, 2012
  • Sasha 🐻 Z.

    Be good people and generous tippers. This place deserves some respect.

    Sasha 🐻 Z. · August 28, 2012
  • Jake S.

    You might feel like a sardine, but this is one of the hidden spots if you are a craft beer fan. Order something off of the list that you wouldn't normally and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Jake S. · April 17, 2012
  • Brew York

    Our favorite beer bar when we're in Boston. Pleasantly divey with great bar food and a staff that knows their craft beer better than anyone. Can't decide on a beer? Spin the wheel!

    Brew York · January 3, 2012
  • seamus k.

    Spin for a beer. Waitress spins, you drink...and pay.

    seamus k. · April 23, 2011
  • Kate M.

    Be careful when you spin the wheel of beer -- you might end up with a $16 beer! Ask for a few spins.

    Kate M. · April 9, 2010
  • Eric B.

    Take a break from work for lunch, order a buck burger or hot dog and enjoy what's on tap.

    Eric B. · November 2, 2009
  • Paul B.

    Great Tater Tots and beer

    Paul B. · March 11
  • Katie P.

    Only in Boston a few times a year but make a point to go here, it's just that damn good. Awesome beers and delicious food. And hooks for purses at the bar. Do it!

    Katie P. · December 27, 2013
  • Joaquin C.

    Cool spot to hang with the homey's

    Joaquin C. · October 17, 2013
  • Tim S.

    Try the White Trash Poutine Tots. They are truly as addictive as the menu claims.

    Tim S. · October 14, 2013
  • Connor T.

    Shitty, I love it

    Connor T. · August 29, 2013
  • Sarah Y.

    All burgers and hot dogs are available veggie style at no extra cost! I got the Bukowski Mad Dog veggie style and it was delicious. Overall a solid bar. Won't find drunken college types here.

    Sarah Y. · August 25, 2013

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