Bukowski Tavern

50 Dalton St (btwn Belvidere & Boylston), Boston, MA 02115, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
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  • 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 Sorrondeguy · September 30, 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
  • 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
  • Nicholas Adam O.

    Best dive bar in Boston!

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

    Burger with peanut butter is fantastic!

    Frank Auer · 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 Karolian · 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 Aarons · 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 Davis · May 3, 2009
  • Eddie W.

    Try the beer!

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

    Cash only bitches

    Garrett May · February 3, 2012
  • Ashley S.

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

    Ashley Sorrondeguy · 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 Smith · August 10, 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
  • John G.

    It costs a dollar to ask the bartender a question

    John Genelli · 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 Rennie · July 9, 2012
  • Davey B.

    The tangerine urinal mats are divine.

    Davey Bassface · June 16, 2012
  • Jack M.

    Tip Ashley. She gives it all to charity.

    Jack McNamara · October 21, 2011
  • Red D.

    Cash Only for the uninitiated.

    Red Daze · June 19, 2009
  • Matt K.

    Here is a tip: leave a big one.

    Matt Karolian · May 5, 2013
  • Maggie J.

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

    Maggie Jennings · 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 Besvinick · September 21, 2012
  • Garrett M.

    Just the tip

    Garrett May · February 23, 2012
  • Avin N.

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

    Avin Narasimhan · November 16, 2011
  • Chris N.

    Best craft beer selection anywhere!

    Chris Norris · 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 Scott · January 5, 2010
  • Carmen

    Eat the sweet potato fries.

    Carmen · October 19, 2009
  • Matthew S.

    Really good turkburgs!

    Matthew Sullivan · March 31, 2014
  • James A.

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

    James Allen · March 12, 2014
  • P B.

    Best pub inside a parking lot ever

    P B · March 12, 2014
  • P B.

    Great Tater Tots and beer

    P B · March 11, 2014
  • Joaquin C.

    Cool spot to hang with the homey's

    Joaquin Contreras Fábrega · October 17, 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 Yim · August 25, 2013
  • 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 Bare · March 30, 2013
  • John S.

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

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

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

    Sasha 🐻 Zaliznyak · 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 Smith · 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 king · 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 McCulley · 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 Baxter · November 2, 2009
  • 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 Pritchard · December 27, 2013
  • Tim S.

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

    Tim Snyder · October 14, 2013
  • Connor T.

    Shitty, I love it

    Connor Treffiletti · August 29, 2013