Why hasn't Biddy Early's been canonized as a dive bar yet? Due to its proximity to the Financial District, the place might've had a bit too much yuppie elbow-rubbing for true dive status. But then Occupy Boston landed on its doorstep, drawing legions of protesters (and the drunk reporters who covered their actions) night after night, bringing in the perfect mixture of scruffy activists and ink-stained worker bees. Clientele aside, what might've clinched Biddy's Best Dive Bar win no doubt stems from the 2 am closing time, the friendly family-run atmosphere, and a weekly dart night that lures characters from all across the city.
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