The Drinking Fountain

Dive Bar
3520 Washington St (btwn Rossmore & Williams)
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7335

Stepping into Drinking Fountain is like taking a step back in time. The regulars are locals, rather than college kids. The drinks are a lot stronger than anything you've ever had. It is also one of Esquire Magazine's best dive bars. Everyone talks to everyone, and bartenders are probably over-generous, but it is always a good time.


  • You can bring in food from Burritos Pizzaria! No problemo.
  • Try the Jameson on the rocks
  • The neighborhood vibe
  • One of the few authentic dives left in Boston.
  • Be sure to order an awesome burger at The Hidden Pearl when drinking here!
  • Check out Drinking Fountain as seen on Best Bars in America
  • Get there early to play pool, before the regulars take over. The X-Rated martini is highly recommended.
  • If you hate getting hit on when you go out, Drinking Fountain is the spot for you. Order the X-rated Martini if youre looking to get crazy; its exactly what it sounds like.
  • naked lady hunt, keno, & scratch tickets! oh. and booze!

Nearby places

3496 Washington St (at Williams St.)
144 South St (btwn Boynton & Hall)