Beacon Hill Pub v Coogan’s [Shite Sixteen Round 1]

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The Shite Sixteen kicks off with our first round the week of March 18. The polls close at 11:00 p.m. the evening that the match-up is posted, and we encourage you to throw your votes around and lobby as hard as you want in the comments. Seriously. Be shameless.

Today’s Round 1 Match-Up: (4) Beacon Hill Pub v (5) Coogan’s


Beacon Hill Pub (As defended by Dave): The magic factors that go into making a dive bar that homely place you like to call home all come through in glorious fashion. Absurd quarter-driven games in the back? Yep, especially if you feel like taking some aggression out on a punching machine. Cash only? No other way. Defaulting to cheapest beers and Busch Lights is the way to go to this place that champions memories of dive bars past. Oddly running into everyone you know from college, especially that one person who you do your best to avoid anywhere else in town? Well, if you went to BC, BHP is kind of an unofficial retirement community, a place where they put Mary Ann’s graduates out to pasture. And that is why it is incredible.

Coogan’s (As defended by Alex D.): As you know, Massachusetts has a ban on Happy Hour Liquor Specials. Who needs Happy Hour when no matter what time of the day you head to Coogan’s you can be guaranteed a $1 draught beer. This place has the best of both worlds TVs with every sport game for the guys and a huge dance floor for the girls. This dive bar is not your typical tiny windowless joint. In the heart of downtown Boston, this gem allows you to hang out with a large group of friends and still have plenty of room to move around assembling spontaneous dance offs in various corners of this bar. Coogan’s is truly a dive bar because they do not have an official Facebook page, however if you do a quick search for the bar, you will find photos tagged of patrons. I think these tagged photos truly give a new meaning to a picture is worth a 1000 words…

Shite Sixteen Round 1

  • (4) Beacon Hill Pub (78%, 36 Votes)
  • (5) Coogan's (24%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

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