We continue into our second round of the Shite Sixteen. In these match-ups, opposing writers will be telling us why the other bar doesn’t deserve dive status. Vote for the bar, regardless of its flaws, that you think should move ahead. Polls close at 11 p.m.
Today’s Round 2 matchup: Punter’s Pub v Murphy’s Law.
Punter’s Pub (as argued by Dave): All I need to know about Punter’s is that it offers food through a hole in the wall, and by having such a system, it spikes any opportunity to rely on bags of potato chips from a vending machine or the ability to order pizza to the bar. Sure, this likely invokes many memories for Colleges of the Fenway and Northeastern alums alike, but given it’s location, that’s probably about it.
Murphy’s Law (as argued by Alex D.): Murphy’s Law has an excessive 6 windows, offering light to its patrons who are just as likely to be tourists chasing the end of Gone Baby Gone as they would a cheap beer. It can’t compete with the stained glass of Punter’s, making sure no light enters or exits this triangle facility allowing you to share a “Big Bertha” at any time of day. There is an absolute difference between being on the main drag coming across from Seaport as there is in the city streets south of The Fenway, and Murphy’s, in all of its charm, is just not all that special of a dive.
Shite Sixteen Round 2
- (2) Punter's Pub (88%, 59 Votes)
- (3) Murphy's Law (12%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 67