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... ... read full review
Omni Parker House Hotel
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Green, Red Lines: Park Street; Blue, Green Lines: Government Center; Blue, Orange Lines: State Street
M–F 11:30am–1am (Kitchen closes at 10pm), Sa 6pm–1am (No food service)
Downtown / Financial District, Boston –
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 decades, the cozy joint has seen scores of notable figures pass through its doors, including Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the old-money Boston crowd, and lots of local politicians.
Shiny wooden two-tops fill the oak-paneled room, perfect for dapper couples and sharply attired confidants to hold low conversations over martinis and lobster rolls, while larger groups settle in on tufted chairs by the windows overlooking the Freedom Trail.
While a handful of young professionals might hang out at the bar to catch the game, the majority of patrons prefer to chat with friends as bow-tied waiters deliver rounds from the extensive whiskey and scotch list.
The crowd can surge at any given time depending on who is staying at the hotel, but the vibe is usually calm, making this venue a great spot for sneaking in a relaxing day drink or starting a weekend off nice and slowly.
Guests won’t find raucous parties at The Last Hurrah, but the high-end cocktails and swanky-meets-historic ambiance is certainly something to cheer about.
Classy hotel guests, business types, politicians, discerning young professionals, couples, and urbane groups of friends, late 20s to late 40s+.
Ambient Sinatra or light jazz. Couple of TVs tuned to sports at the bar.
Classic American fare with a New England spin, including pot pies, meatloaf, and lobster rolls.
Venue faces a section of The Freedom Trail, a famous path that winds through Downtown and leads to sixteen significant historic city sites.
Appetizers/salads $7–$17, sandwiches $14–$22, entrées $15–$17, desserts $7–$9. Beer $6–$8, wine $8–$11/glass or $30+/bottle, cocktails $7.50–$12.50, whiskeys and scotch $8–$29+.
Casual to dressy: dark jeans, collared shirts, suit jackets, refined dresses, high heels, glittery accessories.
Early in the week to day drink in style and watch the busy pedestrian traffic, or any night to enjoy the ambiance and decadence of a bygone era with a revolving cast of fellow patrons.
Parker’s Bar (60 School Street) is Omni Parker House’s second bar, located a half floor up from The Last Hurrah. The venue shares Hurrah’s vintage flair, but bigger tables and an expanded food menu make it the more casual of the two.