Bars in Boston

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Bars in Boston

Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
21st Amendment
Named after the amendment that ended Prohibition, this convivial...
Bars Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Alley
Several watering holes, packed into one cozy cul-de-sac opposite...
Bars Boston
 
Beantown Pub
Right on the Freedom Trail, this is the only pub in Boston where...
Bars Boston
 
Bell in Hand Tavern
The country's oldest continuously operating pub (founded 1795)...
Bars Government Center
 
Black Rose
Very much like a Dublin pub, the Black Rose is decorated with...
Bars Government Center
 
Bond Restaurant and Lounge
One of the hottest bars in the city, the stylish Bond belies...
Bars Boston
 
Boston Beer Works
This is a "naked brewery," with all the works exposed—the tanks...
Bars The Fenway
 
Boston Beer Works
Located near the TD Garden, this BBW branch serves up the same...
Bars Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Bukowski Tavern
This narrow barroom has a literary flair and more than 100 brews...
Bars Back Bay
 
Burren
Your true-emerald Irish music pub pulls in devoted locals and...
Bars Somerville
 
Cactus Club
One of the few places in Boston that make a decent margarita...
Bars Back Bay
 
Cambridge Brewing Company
This collegial, cavernous microbrewery has been the haunt of...
Bars Cambridge
 
Champions Sports Bar
This bar calls all sports fans (rabid, yet civilized) with 40...
Bars Back Bay
 
Cheers
This pub was dismantled in England, shipped to Boston, reassembled...
Bars Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Cheers
This outpost in Faneuil Hall was established in 2001 by popular...
Bars Government Center
 
Chez Henri
Enjoy a hip after-work scene at this Franco-Cuban restaurant...
Bars Cambridge
 
Clerys
Open-windowed, multiroomed Clerys can be your neighborhood bar...
Bars South End
 
Club Café
This smart multiroom club-cum-restaurant for Boston gays, lesbians...
Bars South End
 
Dante
The Royal Sonesta Hotel houses Dante, a restaurant whose sleek...
Bars Cambridge
 
Delux Café & Lounge
This unpretentious, cozy bar on a quiet corner attracts old-timers...
Bars South End
 
Doyle's Cafe
Truly an institution since 1892—and the first pub to put Sam...
Bars Jamaica Plain
 
Drink
Perhaps the most exciting cocktail lounge to open in recent years...
Bars Boston
 
Druid
You can feel like you're in Dublin here, with well-poured pints...
Bars Cambridge
 
Felt
Dress to impress; once past the velvet ropes, you will encounter...
Bars Boston
 
Fours
Just outside the TD Garden, the Four's, all for sports, has a...
Bars Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Franklin Café
Like its sister South End gastropub, Franklin is known equally...
Bars Boston
 
Franklin Café
This neighborhood institution is known for great martinis, microbrews...
Bars South End
 
Fritz Lounge
This gay sports bar is popular with the local after-work crowd...
Bars South End
 
Good Life
This creative bar mixes exotic martinis and fresh-juice cocktails...
Bars Boston
 
Green Dragon Tavern
Less rowdy than its Faneuil Hall neighbors, this now-Irish bar...
Bars Government Center
 
Grendel's Den
This quintessential grad-student hangout is low-lit and brick-walled...
Bars Cambridge
 
Harp
Find a crowded, rollicking atmosphere at this drinking hole just...
Bars Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Hennessy's
Arguably the best Irish pub in town, Hennessy's guarantees that...
Bars Government Center
 
Hong Kong
A rowdy party destination since 1989, the Kong's packed with...
Bars Government Center
 
Independent
In Somerville's Union Square, this comfortable neighborhood bar...
Bars Somerville
 
J.J. Foley's Bar & Grill
This family-owned, century-old, no-frills Irish pub mixes blue-collar...
Bars Boston
 
John Harvard's Brew House
A convivial gathering place for the neighboring Ivy Leaguers...
Bars Cambridge
 
Jose McIntyre's
Satisfy your double craving for a margarita and a Guinness—or...
Bars Government Center
 
Kinsale
Deconstructed in Ireland piece by piece, the Kinsale was reassembled...
Bars Boston
 
Kitty O'Shea's
The bar and fireplace here, as well as the stained-glass windows...
Bars Government Center
 
Last Hurrah
The mahogany club chairs and silver-tray service might make you...
Bars Boston
 
Limelight Stage + Studios
Sing privately or go big time: bold karaoke patrons belt out...
Bars Boston
 
Living Room
On the edge of the North End, this upscale bar and lounge is...
Bars The North End
 
Lucky's Lounge
This is a subterranean dive with gritty charisma. Live cover...
Bars Boston
 
Middlesex Lounge
The minimalist design of a New York lounge combined with the...
Bars Cambridge
 
Noir
Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn would feel at their ease in...
Bars Cambridge
 
Oak Long Bar & Kitchen
This flagship bar in the 1912 Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel had...
Bars Back Bay
 
Orleans
This bar in Davis Square has floor-to-ceiling windows. The lounge...
Bars Somerville
 
The Plough and the Stars
This genuine Irish pub has doubled as a bohemian oasis for 40...
Bars Cambridge
 
Rattlesnake Bar and Grill
Half a block off the Public Garden, this lively bar-resto has...
Bars Back Bay
 
River Gods
This award-winning bar themes its decor on pagan Celtic lore...
Bars Cambridge
 
Ruby Room
This spot in the Onyx Hotel, true to its name, throbs with vibrant...
Bars Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
RumBa
In the InterContinental hotel, RumBa highlights two disparate...
Bars Boston
 
The Sevens Ale House
This vintage bar is an easygoing alternative to Beacon Hill's...
Bars Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Sonsie
The crowd spilling through French doors onto the sidewalk café...
Bars Back Bay
 
Sunset Grill & Tap
In the heart of student heaven, The Sunset looks, at first glance...
Bars Allston
 
Temple Bar
The chef here emphasizes house-made everything (including condiments)...
Bars Cambridge
 
Top of the Hub
At 52 floors up, this in-the-clouds lounge has incomparable views...
Bars Back Bay
 
Warren Tavern
Massachusetts' oldest watering hole, rebuilt in 1780, was frequented...
Bars Charlestown
 
West Side Lounge
Hip patrons haunt this low-key bar for its amiable ambiance...
Bars Cambridge
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