These are the top 10 bars in Boston, according to check-in data

Making weekend plans just got easier.

Boston, MA 020712 Bartender Joe Staropoli (Cq) works the bar at Drink in the Fort Point Chanel area on February 7, 2012. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe staff)/ G
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When it comes to picking a bar in Boston, there’s a few ways to go about it: you can take suggestions from friends, who will likely recommend the same places they always do. You can sift through online reviews. Or, you can rely on cold-hard data to show you where people are going.

Thanks to data from check-in app Swarm, we were able to find out which bars people were checking into the most last weekend. Swarm is an app from Foursquare lets users check in when they visit locations like restaurants, bars, and museums. The app also offers users recommendations based on those check-ins


10. Barcelona Wine Bar
525 Tremont St, South End

Foursquare score: 8.98

Customers talk about the wine, tapas, and date night appropriateness.

9. Sonsie
327 Newbury St, Back Bay West

Foursquare score: 8.85

Customers talk about the martinis, romantic atmosphere, and people-watching opportunities.

8. The Banshee Bar
934 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

Foursquare score: 8.17

Customers talk about the friendly staff, trivia, and soccer games playing on TVs.

7. Warren Tavern
2 Pleasant St, Thompson Square

Foursquare score: 8.76

Customers talk about the beer, the clam chowder, and the fact that George Washington and Paul Revere once drank here.

6. Drink
348 Congress St, Seaport District

Foursquare score: 9.04

Customers talk about the fancy cocktails, trendiness, and talented mixologists.

5. Mr. Dooley’s
77 Broad St, Financial District

Foursquare score: 8.32

Customers talk about the Guinness, great value, and Irish breakfasts.

4. Bostonia Public House
131 State Street, Financial District

Foursquare score: 8.11

Customers talk about the cocktails, seafood, and wine.

3. Bukowski Tavern
50 Dalton St, Back Bay

Foursquare score: 8.31

Customers talk about the beer (specifically the PBR) and the poutine.

2. The Four’s
166 Canal St, Downtown

Foursquare score: 8.41

Customers talk about the sports vibe, athlete-named menu items, and beer.

1. Pour House Bar & Grill
907 Boylston St, Prudential

Foursquare score: 8.13

Customers talk about the Bloody Marys, happy hour, and brunch options.

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