Party Earth Review Despite its upscale Charles Street address, Beacon Hill Pub goes for the dive bar vibe, stoking its gregarious, fratty atmosphere by offering some of the cheapest pints in Beantown. A magnet for the local college crowds... ... read full review
149 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Red Line: Charles/MGH
Beacon Hill, Boston –
Despite its upscale Charles Street address, Beacon Hill Pub goes for the dive bar vibe, stoking its gregarious, fratty atmosphere by offering some of the cheapest pints in Beantown.
A magnet for the local college crowds and twenty-somethings looking to get plastered, the large bar serves its drinks in plastic pint cups as a safety precaution, since loss of motor skills is inevitable at this Boston landmark.
Despite the pub’s seedy atmosphere, patrons settling in on the diner-style swivel chairs at the giant twin bars are more likely to bump up against smooth-shaven, polo-shirted guys and giddy sorority girls than the leather jacket and handlebar mustache set or world-weary bar flies.
Although blaring rock music helps maintain the party atmosphere, those in need of more entertainment can try their luck at Pop-A-Shot or Buck Hunter along the back wall, write snarky comments on the chalkboard, or make a game of spotting the lip-locked preppy singles in the dark corners.
Like any good dive, Beacon Hill Pub takes cash only, though patrons are sure to be paying for their fuzzy memories well into the next day.
Preppy college students, frat and sorority types, recent grads, and young professionals, mostly 20s.
Dartboards, photo hunt, video games, Pop-A-Shot, and foosball.
Cash only. Vending machine with snacks.
Beer $2+, wine $4+, cocktails $7.
Anything goes, from jeans and t-shirts to button-downs and slacks.
Fridays and Saturdays to either start or end the night.
King & I Thai (145 Charles Street) is right next door. Great place to stop beforehand for a good, cheap, fast meal.