Bars and Clubs in Boston

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  • Restaurant / Sports Bar

    Common Ground - Restaurant | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Student-friendly Allston may be packed with all-too-similar “bar and grill” venues, but Common Ground stands out from the herd with its unique and extensive beer list, solid food, convivial neighborhood bar vibe, and a slightly older and more upscale clientele. The crisp cream-colored walls and dark wood trim, combined ... more

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  • Bar / Restaurant / Wine Bar

    Sonsie - Bar | Restaurant | Wine Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Popular with a diverse mix of successful young professionals, corporate executives, and cultured tourists, Sonsie serves up a menu of first class food and seasonal cocktails in a chic and airy environment. Cozy nooks full of chocolate brown leather chairs and sofas provide space for patrons to chat over signature cocktails ... more

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  • Bar / Restaurant

    Craigie On Main - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Thanks to rave reviews from the likes of GQ and Boston Magazine, Craigie On Main is now a favorite for foodies, grad students, and curious tourists looking for great food and a unique opportunity to see master chefs at work. The brainchild of chef Tony Maws, the sleek restaurant specializes in a “nose to tail ... more

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  • Hotel Bar / Lounge / Restaurant

    Clink - Hotel Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Patrons looking to do time in a relaxed lounge and restaurant can head to Clink, a unique venue in the lobby of the Liberty Hotel that once housed the Charles Street Jail. Situated under a series of spotlighted guard catwalks, the intimate space features exposed brick, arched windows, and large iron chandeliers that create ... more

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  • Bar / Lounge / Restaurant

    The Brahmin - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Maybe the only place in town with both crystal chandeliers and tater tots, The Brahmin is an elegant 20s-style speakeasy with one foot firmly planted in modern day. Named for the wealthy, politically prominent families of neighboring Beacon Hill – the illustrious “Boston Brahmins” – this shabby chic bar is a jumble of high ... 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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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:

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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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