Party Earth Review Hearty plates, classic Negronis, and cheap, cold domestics all get equal attention at basement bar Silvertone Bar & Grill, a cozy Downtown hangout that seeks to emulate a perfect combination of old and new. Opened in 1997, the venue sports pin-up girls and irreverent family photos as décor, while the menu ... read full review of Silvertone Bar & Grill
Party Earth Review Winner of numerous accolades including Boston Magazine’s Best Beer Selection, Sunset Grill & Tap attracts hordes of animated students from the nearby Boston University, Berklee, and Harvard campuses, making the bar a quintessential college hangout. Adorned with walls of beer bottles and the requisite mishmash of neon signs ... more
Party Earth Review So close to Fenway that cheers echo on its outdoor patio, Cask’n Flagon leads a double life as rowdy sports bar for red- and blue-clad regulars on game nights and sloshy dance club on weekends. For those not lucky enough to score tickets, the venue features an impressive number of flat-screen TVs over the bar and sprinkled ... more
Party Earth Review Catering to fans of the local art and music scene, Good Life is an upscale multilevel club that draws a different crowd almost every night of the week, from rockers looking for live rock, funk, and blues bands and alternative types showing up for the underground DJs, to business people searching for a slightly sexier venue ... more
Party Earth Review Boston is far from an island paradise, but unpretentious seafood joint Summer Shack brings a bit of the tropics – and a whole lot of shellfish – to Beantown. Located near Fenway, Symphony Hall, and the Hynes Convention Center, the venue caters to a wide array of patrons, from diehard Sox fans to busy ... read full review of Summer Shack
Party Earth Review Inside the historic Omni Parker House Hotel – reportedly the birthplace of the Boston cream pie circa 1867 – The Last Hurrah transports its classy patrons back in time with vintage chandeliers, drinks served on silver trays, and overstuffed leather couches ideal for settling in for cocktails and conversation. Through the ... more
Party Earth Review Despite only being around since 2005, The Asgard has a homey vintage vibe thanks a whole mess of Ireland-imported décor and furnishings, some of which date back nearly two centuries. Of course, the local MIT regulars are probably more interested in the extensive craft beer list and the cheap wings than where the lampshades ... more
Party Earth Review Established in 1976 when Bobby Orr was kicking butt for the Bruins, The Fours is an energetic bar whose focus on sports and proximity to TD Garden brings in crowds of sports fans and concert-goers alike. A décor largely consisting of dark wood furnishings and a collection of pennants, photos, autographed jerseys, and hockey ... more
Bostonians don’t mess around with their beer or their nightlife, and the bars and clubs in Boston revolve mostly around the endless Irish pubs full of salty regulars and post-grads who get together to down pints of Guinness and home-grown micro brews, talk Pats, and dump quarters into the jukebox.
The plethora of universities in the area means that droves of students from Boston College, MIT, Boston University, and Harvard show up during the week to sing karaoke and play trivia, and then again on the meat-market weekends to rock out to cover bands and Top 40 hits in the venues around Faneuil Hall and Allston. Luckily, Boston’s T – the subway system that runs until 1am – covers most of the city, making it the “designated driver” for wasted partiers.
While beer may reign supreme, patrons in the mood for a higher-end experience and a more exclusive vibe will still find a smattering of Boston bars and clubs, with chic hotel haunts and chichi lounges in Downtown, the Leather District, or Back Bay – but high-end clubs and venues are decidedly not the defining characteristic of this beer-guzzling, blue-collar town.