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
2 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109
Blue Line: Aquarium; Orange Line: State; Green Line, Blue Line: Government Center
M–F 4pm–2am, Sa–Su 11am–2am
Downtown / Financial District, Boston –
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard American bar fare including sliders, pizzas, mac and cheese bites, and chicken parmesan sandwiches.
Cover $5/F–Sa. Appetizers $6–$8, sandwiches/pizzas $8–$10. Beer $3–$7, wine $6.50, cocktails $6–$9, bottle service $200+.
Casual: baseball caps, hoodies, Ed Hardy t-shirts, dark jeans, flashy tops, tight skirts, animal print dresses, pumps.
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.
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.