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... ... read full review
1 Bennett Street
Boston, MA 02138
Red Line: Harvard
Cambridge / Somerville, Boston –
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 sipping cocktails with names like Scarlet Street and White Heat.
Black leather booths and candlelit tables provide a polished ambiance for the sophisticated groups who flock in to enjoy after-work sips or a lively night on the town.
Dramatic red lighting adds intrigue to the mix as flirty guests start small dance parties, cozy up in the corners, or – in the warmer months – wander out to the spacious patio to enjoy drinks and conversation under the stars.
Although a high-definition projector is on hand to show Boston sports and old movies, the venue’s Mad Men Sundays are better suited to its theme and clientele, with enthusiasts of the hit show packing in dressed to the nines in 1950s style.
Sleek and sultry, Noir provides a chill and chic night out for the fashionable set.
Noir has a really creative selection of signature drinks that play on the film noir genre. The most popular is the LA Confidential, a mix of Stoli peach, Cointreau, peach nectar, and champagne – though the Black Dahlia mix of 42 Below vodka, triple sec, pomegranate juice, blackberries, and lemon is a definite must!”
Sociable mix of hotel guests, graduate students, fashionistas, and business and finance types, late 20s to 30s.
Ambient music and random mixes from iPod playlists. High definition TV/projector plays old movies, Boston sports, and Mad Men during Mad Men Sundays.
Occasional special events include book readings, photo contests, and parties around major holidays.
Menu of small plates including toasted nuts, wasabi peas, artichoke and parmesan dip with French bread, as well as flatbreads, fresh salads, and sandwiches. Kitchen closes at 11pm.
Happy Hour M–Th 5–8pm and Sa–Su 5–11pm features a rotating menu of snacks.
Snacks $3–$13, salads, sandwiches, and flatbreads $7–$12. Beer $7–$9, wine $10–$22, cocktails $9+.
Nice casual to dressy: work attire, little black dresses, blazers and slacks. Vintage 1950s attire for Mad Men Sundays.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the busiest scene. Although there is rarely a line early on, patrons looking for a final hour of drinking do line up starting at 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, when most other bars close.
Rialto, a restaurant located a floor above Noir in the Charles Hotel, has the same trendy atmosphere and clientele.