Party Earth Review Sports fans looking for rowdy camaraderie will find a congenial and boisterous crowd at the Brighton Beer Garden, a typical sports bar complete with an impressive array of big screen televisions that provide every patron with a perfect view of the game. The frat party experience begins once guests walk through the large ... read full review of Brighton Beer Garden
Party Earth Review With its inflation-resistant beer prices, delightfully tacky décor, and homey low-key interior, it’s easy to see why the Silhouette Cocktail Lounge has become an Allston institution where college students, blue-collar workers, and local hipsters can mix freely in an unpretentious, come-as-you-are environment. A bit rough ... more
Party Earth Review An upscale bohemian bar and eatery featuring live jazz, The Beehive is a South End staple popular with music lovers, young professionals, and artistic types looking for sophisticated fun. Located in the Boston Center for the Arts building, the split-level venue boasts a shabby chic décor featuring distressed white brick ... more
Party Earth Review Long lines of eager partiers and a small sign may be the only indications there’s a party going on in Down Ultra Lounge, but the sophisticated singles and fratty hard-bodies making their way down to the subterranean nightclub know they’re in for an energetic and drunken night of nonstop grooving and boozing. The mass of ... 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 ... read full review of Cask'n Flagon
Party Earth Review Although Upstairs on the Square is only a few steps above Winthrop Square, its cupcake pink walls, gold chandeliers, and endless fresh flowers transport patrons far from the college town below. After ascending the leopard-striped staircase, preppy grad students and sophisticated professionals unwind with a fancy cocktail ... more
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 It’s hard to stand out in a city known for its sports bars, but Game On! manages to do just that, not only due to its location just feet away from the hallowed ground of Fenway, but also because of its out-of-control drinking scene that has made it one of the city’s premiere watering holes. Every kind of sports enthusiast ... 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.