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 ... read full review of The Asgard
Party Earth Review Descending into The Lower Depths generally isn’t a good thing, unless, of course, it’s referring to Boston’s funky craft beer bar. Located a few blocks from Fenway, the venue surges with Sox fans two hours before and after games, but the regular crowd is composed of hipsters, artists, and free thinkers who congregate beneath ... more
Party Earth Review Although there are plenty of bars around Fenway Park, none of them offer a view quite like Bleacher Bar. Tucked under the Green Monster’s bleachers, the one-time batting practice room is now a classy Sox bar with a wall-spanning window that looks directly out onto center field. Tourists and crowds of Boston University students ... more
Party Earth Review Despite the prevalent stereotype that hotel bars are soulless affairs only intended for temporary guests, the historic Copley Square Hotel’s minibar has become a go-to for plenty of chic locals looking for a chill spot to start the night. In the post-work hours, trendy Back Bay professionals claim the dark ... more
Party Earth Review An upscale lounge with four levels offering distinctly different social atmospheres, Market is a popular spot where college students, financial types, and local celebrities meet to drink, dance, and hook up. The first floor consists of several small spaces, including a main room with a black and red motif, dramatic chandeliers ... read full review of Market (MKT)
Party Earth Review Without question, Royale Boston is one of the hottest Beantown clubbing spots, playing host to hordes of young singles looking for fun. The elaborate main floor, whose carved moldings and crystal chandeliers hark back to the venue’s past as an opera house, is fitted out with an ultra-modern sound system and ... more
Party Earth Review If variety is the spice of life, then Middlesex Lounge and its impressive selection of international DJs are adding some serious flavor to the Cambridge area. Patrons shouldn’t be fooled by the tiny bar and modest high-ceilinged lounge that doubles as a mellow local eatery by day – at 10pm, the line starts forming, the ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked away in a residential area, Trina’s Starlite Lounge is a laid-back spot with a touch of punkish zing. The ultra-chill hipsters and art students filing past the basic black-and-brick exterior will find a lively front room, where helpful bartenders behind the stainless steel bar mix up innovative cocktails with names ... 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.