An Tain

Dive Bar / Irish Pub / Restaurant
An Tain An Tain in Boston's Financial District is a killer dive with some of the cheapest beer in town. Check out this great Boston haunt at Party Earth. Boston United States 42.358333 -71.053102
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An Tain - Dive Bar | Irish Pub | Restaurant in Boston.
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Party Earth Review An Tain’s name may refer to a famous tale of Irish mythology, but fierce bloody battles and royal courtship are a far cry from what patrons find at this Boston dive – though the beer prices may well be worth an epic poem... ... read full review

  • T Stop:

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

  • Phone:

    617-426-1870

  • Hours:

    M–F 11am–2am, Sa–Su 6pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth An Tain Review

The Scene

An Tain in Boston's Financial District is a killer dive with some of the cheapest beer in town. Check out this great Boston haunt at Party Earth.

An Tain’s name may refer to a famous tale of Irish mythology, but fierce bloody battles and royal courtship are a far cry from what patrons find at this Boston dive – though the beer prices may well be worth an epic poem or two.

Located on the fringe of the Financial District, the small venue sees a line of young execs filing in at five, ready to ditch their ties and get busy forgetting they have a job by tossing back shots of whiskey and reverting to their college days.

A pair of dart boards, TVs blaring sports, framed jerseys, and fist-pumping rock classics on the stereo add to the frat party atmosphere, to say nothing of the daily dollar drafts that pour freely till closing.

Locals slugging bottled beer and clad in anything but Yankees caps – seriously, it’s a house rule – dominate the well-worn booths lining the orange walls early in the week, when live acts ranging from comedy routines to cover bands take the stage in the glow of neon beer signs.

Fridays and Saturdays around 10pm, meanwhile, see the tables cleared out and a wild DJ-led dance party rockin’ to Top 40 and club hits – at least for the patrons who aren’t too sauced to stand.

Cheap, unpretentious, and a dive to its core, An Tain is a great place for anyone looking for a few budget-friendly rounds or a night out they probably won’t remember.

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Tip from Lucas:

An Tain is that rare joint with a Dr. McGillicuddy’s machine – and that’s because the bar claims to sell more of the minty, coma-inducing liqueur than any other in New England. Order a round of shots and you’ll be a regular in no time!

  • Crowd

    College kids demonstrating frat boy antics, young accountants decidedly off the clock, average Joes, and anyone looking to drink on the cheap, early 20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Open mic nights, comedy acts, and cover bands on Tuesdays and Thursdays, DJs spinning Top 40 and club hits on Fridays and Saturdays, and a playlist of rock classics in the early evenings throughout the week.

    Two dart boards. Golden Tee arcade game.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Assorted fried fare, bar snacks, and American diner dishes including quesadillas, potato skins, cheeseburgers, and deli sandwiches.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $5–$7, soups $3–$5, salads $5.50–$8, sandwiches $7–$9, entrées $10–$12. Beer $1–$6, wine $7–$12, cocktails $6–$8+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, hoodies, sneakers, baseball hats, jerseys, tank tops.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any early evening during the week for a jovial crowd looking to shake off the day, or Fridays and Saturdays to groove to the DJ and watch the inebriated attempt to dance.

  • Close By

    Biddy Early’s (141 Pearl Street) runs a shot-of-the-day special that’s one of the cheapest in town.

An Tain User Reviews

Average rating:
Good Times For You and Your Wallet
Moss L. May 14, 2013
An Tain is located in the Financial District of Boston, and although not one of Boston's most popular bars, it is still an excellent place for friends to go after class or a long day of work. With drink specials constantly present, you and your friends will always be able to get one more drink before you leave, without having to make those constant ATM trips. When the weather is nice, the warm breeze fills the bar and the view of the sun hitting the trees not only lifts your spirits, but provides a cordial and heart-warming sense of belonging. An Tain not only provides excellent drink specials and delicious food, it ensures interactive service, and constant fun and excitement.
Drink, game, and party with friends in the heart of the Financial District
William D. Feb 11, 2013
An Tain is a hidden Gem on India Street. While it may not be the type of bar that builds a line outside, indoor cornhole or full size Jenga attract a younger crowd looking to drink and party with friends. It fills quickly with a boisterous crowd of young people looking for drinks at reasonable prices in a fun filled atmosphere. Its an excellent venue to start out a night or have a night of hard drinking fun.
Good cheap fun!
Jayson M. Sep 5, 2012
Oh An Tain. An Tain is a bit of a bipolar beast. During the week, this is where you do with the dudes to sling $1 buds and talk about sports, pork chops, and boobs. Anything else would be too high-brow. Women are like endangered species here for the most part, except for the kind of women who could probably destroy me in an arm wrestling competition. God, I love those meaty gals. Weekends you usually gotta pony up a cover ($5) and the place packs with barely-of-drinking age kids.If you had a dollar for every time you saw a backwards-capped dude fist-pump to the music you would totally have like hundreds of dollars. Which would buy you An Ton amount of beer at An Tain. See what I did there? It’s called poetic license. The fist-pumping dude told me I’m a genius. Also, if you ever need to buy crack, there’s usually some bedraggled dude slinging it just across the street.
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