Party Earth Review It may be hard to believe an old slammer for drunks could attract Boston's crème de la crème, but Alibi, located on the first floor of the recently converted Liberty Hotel, does exactly that. Once filled with public drunks... ... read full review
215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Red Line: Charles MGH; Green Line: Science Park
Beacon Hill, Boston –
It may be hard to believe an old slammer for drunks could attract Boston's crème de la crème, but Alibi, located on the first floor of the recently converted Liberty Hotel, does exactly that.
Once filled with public drunks as the Charles Street Jail, Alibi now caters to the city’s upper crust, from politicians like John Kerry to Hollywood actors taking a break from set.
Attractive young professionals fill the space after work, eager to relax with friends at the candlelit tables or lounge on the russet couches. Details like the bluestone floors, bare brick walls, and barred windows recall the venue’s darker past, topped off by an original cell door that leads to the dimly-lit bar.
Alibi's theme creates a nostalgic atmosphere spiced with temptation and seduction, perfect for the well-dressed doctors and lawyers who show up to mingle with groups of flirtatious women or cozy up on cushy sofas late into the night.
An outdoor patio keeps guests cool in the summer as they share animated conversation over powerful cocktails such as the Walk of Shame and Jailbait, while affluent business types indulge in bottle service beneath the gaze of celebrities like Hugh Grant, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and others, complete with the charges against them and their "alibis.”
Despite its upper-crust clientele, Alibi is refreshingly unpretentious with a cheeky sense of humor – a good mix for a place that once punished public intoxication, but that now gleefully encourages it.
Chic fashionistas, attractive young professionals, Beacon Hill yuppies, trendy tourists, and off-duty doctors from area hospitals, mid-20s to late 30s.
Ambient old-school hip-hop, funk, classic rock, punk, and dance music.
Small bites, pizza, and grilled burgers and hot dogs provided by Scampo, the Liberty Hotel restaurant. Bottle service required for table seating after 9pm Th–Sa. The venue stops admitting new patrons around midnight.
Small bites $5–$25, burgers and hot dogs $8–$14, pizza $15–$25. Beer $4–$9, wine $9–$17, specialty drinks $10–$13, champagne $80–$540/bottle, bottle service $280+ and a minimum of six people.
Dress to impress: Manolo Blahniks, Gucci dresses, and nice tops and jeans for women, and Armani suits, polos, and button-downs for men. Dress code Th–Sa prohibits athletic wear, baseball caps, shorts, sandals, and sleeveless shirts for men.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the busiest scene, though patrons should expect a line starting around 9:30pm.
Clink, located upstairs in the Liberty Hotel, is an upscale and stylish restaurant with the same décor and clientele as Alibi.