Bars and Clubs in Boston

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  • Club / Restaurant / Sports Bar

    Joshua Tree - Club | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review A wayward bro walking the streets in hipster-heavy Allston can rejoice thanks to the sports and pitcher-pounding paradise that is Joshua Tree. When the game’s on, college kids covered in athletic gear down pints and keep their eyes fixed on the flat-screens running above the island bar, while larger groups venture over ... more

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  • Bistro / Lounge / Pub

    The Regal Beagle - Bistro | Lounge | Pub in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Named for the neighborhood joint frequented by the characters in the TV show Three's Company, the Regal Beagle gives Brookline residents an equally homey bar to call their own. Nestled among the many shops and restaurants in Coolidge Corner, this mellow single-room bistro provides a comfy and dependable place for area professionals ... more

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  • Irish Pub / Irish Restaurant

    The Green Briar - Irish Pub | Irish Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review A few hours at The Green Briar is kind of like being surrounded by family and friends who all happen to agree that international sports should be on the TV, Guinness should be in the glass, and bangers should be on the plate. Speckled with native flags, antique fiddles, and black-and-white pictures of patrons past, the ... more

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  • Cocktail Bar / Hotel Bar / Lounge

    minibar - Cocktail Bar | Hotel Bar | Lounge in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Despite the prevalent stereotype that hotel bars are soulless affairs only intended for temporary guests, the historic Copley Square Hotel’s minibar has become a go-to for plenty of chic locals looking for a chill spot to start the night. In the post-work hours, trendy Back Bay professionals claim the dark ... more

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  • Bar / Café / Restaurant

    The Franklin Café - Bar | Café | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review A quaint and lively destination for fashionable city diners, the Franklin Café attracts an animated clientele of affluent locals, stylish couples, and trendy hipsters. With space for only forty people, the venue maintains a comfy yet chic atmosphere, backed up by dim lighting, red mirrored walls, and black leather booths ... more

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  • Bar / Restaurant

    Silvertone Bar & Grill - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    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 ... more

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Browse Boston Bars and Clubs by Category

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.

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