Bars and Clubs in Boston

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  • Lounge / Nightclub

    Underbar - Lounge | Nightclub in Boston.

    Party Earth Review With a state-of-the-art sound system, scintillating go-go dancers, and a striking clientele, Underbar promises a party that only gets better as the night wears on. Though the beachy décor of seashell-encrusted pillars and wavy blue linoleum walls may verge on the cheesy, the place nonetheless packs in crowds of high-energy ... more

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  • Bar / Restaurant

    Forum - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Right in the thick of always-booming Boylston Street, slick and trendy Forum provides a sexy respite from the hustle and bustle of one of Boston’s busiest thoroughfares. During the week, sophisticated 9-to-5ers still in ties and heels unwind at the large center bar, sipping craft cocktails or signature “fusions” like the ... more

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  • Bar / Restaurant

    Back Bay Social Club - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Styled to imitate the quiet, dim café’s that were popular in Manhattan in the 1960s, Back Bay Social Club draws a mix of creative college students looking for conversation and older corporate types on the hunt for vintage cocktails. Located directly across the street from the Hynes Convention Center, the bar features a ... more

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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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  • Café / Gay Bar / Gay Club / Lounge

    Club Café - Café | Gay Bar | Gay Club | Lounge in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Tucked between the South End and Back Bay, Club Café is a buzzing hetero-friendly gay hotspot perfect for high-energy evenings with a vibrant crowd. Early evenings see well-dressed couples sliding into the upholstered booths in the warm red and brown lounge for a bite to eat before heading in to see what’s happening in ... more

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  • Club / Sports Bar

    The Greatest Bar - Club | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review The Greatest Bar’s self-glorifying moniker may sound pompous, but the regular jersey-clad clientele would be quick to point out that there’s no place for modesty in Titletown. Located down the street from the TD Garden – home of the Bruins and Celtics – this cavernous venue features several levels, each with a different ... 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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    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

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