Mr. Bing’s is the dive bar you pass a thousand times and never think to go in. Until one day you finally do, and it’s pretty much what you imagined, but with a better liquor selection. It’s dark, filled with regulars, and the music always loops back to Creedence Clearwater Revival. It’s a good spot to stop by for a drink after a long day, or before starting to bar hop around Columbus Avenue or Chinatown.

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