Bars and Clubs in Boston

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  • Historic Bar / Hotel Bar / Lounge / Restaurant

    The Last Hurrah - Historic Bar | Hotel Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    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

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  • Club / Irish Pub / Sports Bar

    Tommy Doyle's - Club | Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Boston.

    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

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  • Seafood Restaurant / Tiki Bar

    Summer Shack - Seafood Restaurant | Tiki Bar in Boston.

    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 ... more

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  • Irish Pub / Restaurant

    The Asgard - Irish Pub | Restaurant in Boston.

    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

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  • Bowling Alley / Nightclub / Pool Hall / Sports Bar

    Jillian's/Lucky Strike/Tequila Rain - Bowling Alley | Nightclub | Pool Hall | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Bowling alley, pool hall, and raucous nightclub all in one, Jillian’s is a three-story playground popular with young professionals, sports fans, students, and clubbers alike. Bowling enthusiasts will want to make a beeline for Lucky Strike on the top floor, a bowling alley fitted out with a mix of modern and 50s furnishings ... more

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  • Hotel Bar / Lounge

    Alibi - Hotel Bar | Lounge in Boston.

    Party Earth Review It may be hard to believe an old slammer for drunks could attract Boston's crème de la crème, but Alibi, located on the first floor of the recently converted Liberty Hotel, does exactly that. Once filled with public drunks as the Charles Street Jail, Alibi now caters to the city’s upper crust, from politicians like John ... 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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