Dive bars in and around Boston
If "M.C. Escher designed a dive bar," it would look like TC's lounge, with its odd layout and staircases to three separate levels, O'Neil says. During the day and early evening, you might find older patrons sitting on the stools, watching "Seinfeld" — later in the night, Berklee students and twenty-somethings take over. There are posters of bikini-clad women on the walls, yellowed, smoke-stained ads and photos clinging to the ceiling, and various games including a punching machine and Big Buck Hunter.