Party Earth Review Partiers looking for more than just a bar in the Allston area should head to Wonder Bar, a versatile venue that combines cool hangout with a rowdy club experience. Scattered couches and tables in the lower level lounge... ... read full review
186 Harvard Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
Green Line (B): Harvard Avenue
Allston / Brighton, Boston –
Partiers looking for more than just a bar in the Allston area should head to Wonder Bar, a versatile venue that combines cool hangout with a rowdy club experience.
Scattered couches and tables in the lower level lounge provide plenty of chill-out space for the after-work groups looking to blow off steam over fancy drinks, as gaggles of animated bachelorette and birthday party guests are whisked off to sectioned areas with their dedicated waitresses, bottles, and mixers.
Although there is a well-populated dance floor in the lounge, the wildest action takes place upstairs when throngs of preppy college kids and young professionals in their finest dancing gear show up later on to get down to DJs or live bands.
As the night progresses, the heady combination of music, booze, and girls dancing on tables turns Wonder Bar into a seething mass of grinding bodies, as both floors overflow with dance fiends and drunken pick-up lines.
Anyone who craves a crazy club scene without the door anxiety will find it at Wonder Bar.
Mix of artsy and preppy college students, young professionals, bachelorette and birthday groups, service industry types, and artists, early 20s to early 30s.
Underground Electronic Night on Tuesdays. Trend Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays feature DJs spinning a mix of Top 40 and old-school jams. Nintendo Wii and game night on Sundays.
Occasional live music during the week. Art shows last Sunday of every month.
Menu of American bar fare including wings, quesadillas, turkey sandwiches, and BBQ chicken pizza. Various specials M–Th. Homemade chocolate chip cookies occasionally served late-night. Kitchen open until midnight.
Cover charge $5/F, Tu and $8/Sa. Appetizers $4–$9, entrées $6–$8. Beer $3–$7, wine $6+, cocktails $6–$9, bottle service $200+.
Nice casual: guys in polos, vintage t-shirts, khakis, and jeans, and girls in heels and dresses or nice tops with jeans or skirts.
Saturdays for a big crowd looking to get wasted and dance.
Tavern in the Square (161 Brighton Avenue) is a neighborhood restaurant and sports bar that also features trivia and local DJs.