The Place

Club / Restaurant / Sports Bar
The Place The Place in Downtown Boston is a casual sports bar by day and a rowdy DJ-driven club at night. Drop in to this sloppy Boston club at Party Earth. Boston United States 42.358988 -71.054286
2.88 5
The Place - Club | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Boston.
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Party Earth Review If the fist-pumping Jersey Shore crew ever relocated to Boston, odds are good The Place would be on their frizzy-haired radar. In fact, they’d fit right in amid the kids in low-cut shirts and barely-there skirts who show... ... read full review

  • T Stop:

    Blue Line: Aquarium; Orange Line: State; Green Line, Blue Line: Government Center

  • Phone:

    617-523-2081

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  • Hours:

    M–F 4pm–2am, Sa–Su 11am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Place Review

The Scene

The Place in Downtown Boston is a casual sports bar by day and a rowdy DJ-driven club at night. Drop in to this sloppy Boston club at Party Earth.

If the fist-pumping Jersey Shore crew ever relocated to Boston, odds are good The Place would be on their frizzy-haired radar. In fact, they’d fit right in amid the kids in low-cut shirts and barely-there skirts who show up for nightly DJs and large cocktails.

Chiefly a sports bar earlier in the day, the venue draws young professionals from the Financial District eager to peel off their ties and catch a game on TV, or just munch on a few wings and bob their heads to the classic rock playlist.

Any semblance of calm goes out the door promptly at 10pm, however, when the mostly college-aged – and universally raucous – crowd gets down to business slurping shots and bumping and grinding on the tiny dance floor.

Wall-mounted monitors flash snapshots of groups from weekends past, as party girls pose for pictures by the glowing bar that constantly changes colors in the center of the room.

Visitors who need to cool off, meanwhile, can head back to the DJ platform where a VIP booth provides a spot for tipsy bros to order bottles and shout out song requests.

Delightfully lowbrow and chaotic, The Place is the downtown place to watch someone get on base or fall on his drunken face.

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Tip from Lucas:

Sports and Gatorade go together like peanut butter and jelly. That’s why the signature Gatorade shot, comprised of Three Olives DUDE vodka, water, and sour mix, proves that The Place is a sports bar worth its salt. It may not have quite as many electrolytes, but it’s sure to keep you hydrated…at least until it drops you to the floor.

  • Crowd

    Wild frat boys and sorority sisters, loud bros, college kids, and after-work financial types catching the game over a few too many drinks, early to late 20s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Nightly DJ spins Top 40, club mash-ups, and R&B hits after 10pm. Playlist of 80s pop and rock classics in the early evening. Numerous flat-screens tuned to sports.

    Nightly showcase at 1:45am (times vary) featuring an eleven-minute video recounting some of Boston’s best sports moments.

    Seasonal theme nights on Wednesdays when bartenders and customers alike don items like sexy Santa gear in winter and skimpy beachwear in summer.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Standard American bar fare including sliders, pizzas, mac and cheese bites, and chicken parmesan sandwiches.

  • Prices

    Cover $5/F–Sa. Appetizers $6–$8, sandwiches/pizzas $8–$10. Beer $3–$7, wine $6.50, cocktails $6–$9, bottle service $200+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: baseball caps, hoodies, Ed Hardy t-shirts, dark jeans, flashy tops, tight skirts, animal print dresses, pumps.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Mondays for a booming post-work crowd trying to forget it’s only Monday, Wednesdays for the seasonal theme night, or Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest (and usually youngest) dance crowd.

  • Close By

    Down the block from The Place, McFadden’s (148 State Street) is another sports bar that becomes a crazed dance space late into the night and draws a similar crowd.

The Place User Reviews

Average rating:
Wicked Single
Denise A. May 23, 2013
If you've seen the god awful but intriguing tv show "Wicked Single" based out of Boston, you'll catch a glimpse of the cast partying there with their RBV's - Red Bull Vodka. The Place may have gotten a little popularity out of it, but some things never change. Don't kid yourself, there's always bars that turn a blind eye to fake IDs and underage hotties, and this bar is one of them. Regardless of the usual young crowd, you'll still catch that sketchy old guy or embarrassing old lady bouncing around. The dance floor's pretty small, and with house club music and hip hop beats that they play, you get a mixture of people grinding all over each other or sloppy make out sessions. The girls that are paid to dance there may have hot bodies, but I don't know what they were thinking when getting dressed for the night. If you're cool enough or happen to know someone who knows someone, you'll get to hang out in the small bar lounge apart from the main bar (take a left when you walk into through entrance). It's tiny with some couches, but much calmer. If I'm forced to say something great about The Place, they have a really nice women's bathroom.
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