Party Earth Review Boasting one of the motliest music scenes in town, The Middle East is a versatile entertainment complex and nightlife magnet for hipsters, college students, and the music obsessed. Divided into four areas, the venue’s main space is known as “The Corner,” a festive red and yellow bar and dining room featuring acoustic acts ... read full review of The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Party Earth Review Stylish and sexy, Noir is a vibrant nightspot that exudes a smoky 1940s atmosphere befitting its evocative name. Once past the red beaded curtains, the clientele of swanky fashionistas and finance types slink into a dark and moody nook where businessmen lean against the curved white marble bar to eye the elegant model-types ... more
Party Earth Review A stone’s throw from Harvard University, Tommy Doyle’s is a multi-level pub popular with area students for its live Irish music and DJs, sports packages, and trivia nights. The ground floor, its walls lined with vintage beer signs and Gaelic knickknacks, is the cozy main area where hoodie-clad college kids and kickback ... more
Party Earth Review An Irish pub, soccer hub, and dance club all united under the enormous wooden phoenix perched out front, The Phoenix Landing pulls a seamless Jekyll and Hyde act as it transforms into each incarnation throughout the day. Framed jerseys, antique Guinness signs, flat-screens, and leprechaun statuettes dress the walls and ... more
Party Earth Review A sports bar for the trendy set, Stats Bar & Grille offers just what the name says – scores, drinks, and grub – all in an uncluttered setting that puts the focus squarely on the flat-screens that dominate the walls and the bar in the center of the main room. During dinner hours, laid-back jersey-wearing fans and Southie ... read full review of Stats Bar & Grille
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 Amid Dorchester’s garden variety collection of dingy pubs, dbar is a diamond in the rough – or maybe a sweet fruit in a field of rutabagas. Although it transforms into a hopping gay club later in the evening, this classy venue offers a mixed and mellow dinner scene, with dapper patrons of all sexual persuasions settling ... more
Party Earth Review Partiers looking for more than just a bar in the Allston area should head to Wonder Bar, a versatile venue that combines cool hangout with a rowdy club experience. Scattered couches and tables in the lower level lounge provide plenty of chill-out space for the after-work groups looking to blow off steam over fancy drinks ... 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.