Bars and Clubs in Boston

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  • Beer Garden / Dive Bar / Live Music Venue / Restaurant

    Charlie’s Kitchen - Beer Garden | Dive Bar | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review A neighborhood institution for over forty years, Charlie’s Kitchen is a laid-back hangout that’s hard to miss and always happening. An extensive beer list, burgers and fries, and a cheerful atmosphere draw a loyal clientele of locals, blue-collar workers, and funky young professionals, who all pack into the bright and bustling ... more

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  • Bar / Gastropub

    Canary Square - Bar | Gastropub in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Even the most tattooed of Jamaica Plain’s routinely plaid-clad denizens can tire of swilling PBR, and that’s where Canary Square comes in. This cozy gastropub attracts much the same crowd of hipsters, artists, and laid-back pals as the authentic and popular Brendan Behan's Pub up the street, but pumps up the food and alcohol ... 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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  • Bar / Restaurant / Tavern

    Post 390 - Bar | Restaurant | Tavern in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Posh partiers in search of an upscale but cozy nightspot should head to Post 390, a warm and welcoming tavern whose outgoing clientele, open kitchen, and creative cocktails make for a great night out. Housed in a former Post Office annex, the venue features a revolving glass door that gives way to a candlelit décor of textured ... 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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  • 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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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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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

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    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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