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The Waltham
298 Shawmut Ave.

Located in the "tony" South End, this place has survived. The ceilings are low, the lighting is bad, the regulars look like they have been going here for thirty years, they serve cheap beer in cans, the bartender takes care of the patrons if they have had too much, the felt on the pool table is too smooth, to shoot pool you need a "short stick" to make shots from one side of the table, and it smells like, well, it smells just like a dive should smell. -- Comm. Ave.


this becomes a great dive bar because of its large lunch crowd . . .where on certain fridays you will lucky to even get in the front door!

Posted by goose on January 2, 2004 02:01 PM

I used to frequent this place when I lived right across the street. Great little dive bar... the people were very cool... not a place to take your girlfriend if she has any class. Great to swill a couple down though, and shoot a game of pool. I'll definitely be dropping in when I visit home again.

Posted by Rob Jussaume on February 24, 2005 02:40 AM

What is the "tony" South End???

Posted by Guest on May 19, 2005 01:25 PM

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