Oldest Bars in Boston

Oldest Bars in Boston

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Boston's been around a while, which means people have been drinking in Boston for a while, which means there are a bunch of amazing old bars that remarkably haven't been destroyed in the aftermath of an uncountable number of crushing sporting defeats.

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    While it may not be the oldest bar in the city (established in 1890), Amrheins is home to the oldest hand-carved bar in all of America as well, as the first draft beer pump in Boston (they probably thought it was just a fad).
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    A staple to this day (going strong since 1882), this landmark continues to roll through history and collect artifacts along the way.
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    Founded in 1868, this German-American restaurant is one of the oldest in the city (okay, the second oldest). Just across the street from it's original location, the spot landed itself in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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    Open to ye olde hungry guests since 1826, this spot is the oldest running restaurant in not just Boston, but the United States.
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    The Town Crier's job was to shout the big news across town, and the original proprietor of the Bell in Hand shouted about the Boston Tea Party, the Declaration of Independence, the impending Battle of Bunker Hill, and of course, the defeat of the British.
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    Founded in 1780, The Warren Tavern stands in its original location, nestled in the center of Charlestown, where it was rebuilt after the British Army had burned the town in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
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    Established in 1714, this is a spot where Paul Revere held meetings with the other big-name Sons of Liberty; Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, Daniel Webster, et al.
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