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  • 1. Beantown Pub

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Right on the Freedom Trail, this is the only pub in Boston where you can enjoy a Sam Adams lager while pondering the grave of that Founding...Read More

  • 2. Beehive

    South End | Music Clubs

    An underground bohemian bistro featuring delicious food, libations, and live music nightly, the Beehive is nestled under the historic Cyclorama...Read More

  • 3. Caffe Vittoria

    North End | Cafes–Nightlife

    The glorious matriarch of North End cafés, glistening with marble-topped tables, mirrors, and shiny machines, lets you glimpse la dolce vita...Read More

  • 4. Cantab Lounge

    Music Clubs

    This place hums every night with live bands cranking out rhythm and blues, soul, funk, rock, or bluegrass. The theme-driven bar hosts open-mike...Read More

  • 5. Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

    South End | Cafes–Nightlife

    This longtime neighborhood soul-food and jazz hangout still looks spiffy, and features real Southern cooking and live bands nearly nightly at...Read More

  • 6. Doyle's Cafe

    Jamaica Plain | Bars/Pubs

    Truly an institution since 1892—and the first pub to put Sam Adams on tap—this friendly, crowded neighborhood Irish pub is a political as well...Read More

  • 7. Drink

    South Boston | Bars/Pubs

    This area favorite lounge in a brick Fort Point Channel warehouse offers a short beer, wine, and food list, but no cocktail menu. Patrons rely...Read More

  • 8. Jacque's Cabaret

    Theater District | Cabaret

    There's nothing traditional about Jacque's Cabaret, an institution for more than 60 years. Nightly drag-queen shows draw bachelorette parties...Read More

  • 9. Middle East & ZuZu Restaurant & Nightclub

    Music Clubs

    This nightclub has balanced its kebab-and-falafel menu with three ever-active performance spaces to carve its niche as one of New England's...Read More

  • 10. Middlesex Lounge

    Bars/Pubs

    For those looking to avoid the ubersceney clubs of Boston's Theater District, the Middlesex is a welcoming, laid-back club for all sorts of...Read More

  • 11. Sonsie

    Back Bay | Bars/Pubs

    The crowd spilling through French doors onto the sidewalk café in warm weather consists of trendy cosmopolitans, fun-loving professionals, local...Read More

  • 12. Sunset Grill & Tap

    Allston | Bars/Pubs

    In the heart of student heaven, the Sunset looks, at first glance, like any neighborhood hangout. But venture inside and you'll be bowled over...Read More

  • 13. The Burren

    Bars/Pubs

    Your true-emerald Irish music pub pulls in devoted locals and all fans of craic (enjoyable environment). Enthusiastic staff and professional...Read More

  • 14. The Sevens Ale House

    Beacon Hill | Bars/Pubs

    Serving beer and wine, this classic dive bar is an easygoing alternative to Beacon Hill's tony stuffiness, with its dark tones, simple bar setup...Read More

  • 15. Toad

    Bars/Pubs

    Bands, beers, and burgers sum up this amiable little Porter Square club attached to Christopher's. The bar is maple, the toads ceramic. Nightly...Read More

  • 16. Wally's Café

    South End | Music Clubs

    A rare gem for jazz and blues fans, Wally's Café, founded in 1947, is the oldest continuously operating family-owned jazz club in America. Patrons...Read More

  • 17. Warren Tavern

    Charlestown | Bars/Pubs

    This venerable Colonial-era watering hole, rebuilt in 1780, was frequented by Paul Revere; even George Washington had a few drinks here. Today...Read More

  • 18. 1369 Coffeehouse

    Cafes–Nightlife

    Quirky characters rub elbows with book-writing professors and tweeting students at this Cambridge institution devoted to espresso and cold-brewed...Read More

  • 19. 21st Amendment

    Beacon Hill | Bars/Pubs

    Named for the amendment that ended Prohibition, this convivial pub across from the State House draws legislators, lobbyists, and neighborhood...Read More

  • 20. Alden & Harlow

    Bars/Pubs

    This subterranean haunt adjacent to Brattle Theater provides fascinating pre- or postmovie dining with provocative locally sourced, rustic American...Read More

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