Hey, if you roll into Old Sully’s in Charlestown and decide now’s a good time to dredge up Deflategate, at full volume, well, let’s just say you’re taking your chances. Same goes if you post up in Buck Foston’s (best bar name ever?) in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and try to get a “Yankees Suck!” chant going. These are some of the more obvious tips, like avoiding religion and politics. But there are other rules of thumb when it comes to testing the conversational waters in a dive bar. Check ’em out above to help ensure your night at the dive bar is a blast—and not the opposite.