Party Earth Review Friendly and down-to-earth, The Sevens Ale House is the quintessential Boston pub whose welcoming ambiance draws a crowd of hip young professionals and seasoned locals alike. A tiny space fitted out with vintage... ... read full review
77 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Red Line: Charles/MGH
Beacon Hill, Boston –
Friendly and down-to-earth, The Sevens Ale House is the quintessential Boston pub whose welcoming ambiance draws a crowd of hip young professionals and seasoned locals alike.
A tiny space fitted out with vintage beer ads and newspaper articles recounting factoids about the bar’s history – more than 60 couples have met at The Sevens and later married! – the pub offers a relatively calm atmosphere in the early evenings when solo drinkers and Beacon Hill barflies stop in to linger over a few cold pints or hunker down over a menu of stout sandwiches, bar appetizers, and New England specialties.
The place gets livelier as the night wears on, as roving bands of twenty-something locals pack in against the back wall to play darts or crank classic rock and guilty pleasure pop songs on the jukebox.
Busy nights see the small space get pretty cramped, but the easygoing crowd doesn’t seem to mind as preppy finance types and artsy downtowners stand shoulder to shoulder to watch a Sox game or down a few pints of Harpoon IPA.
Armed with a great beer selection and a laid-back vibe, The Sevens keeps this stylish downtown neighborhood feeling a little more like home.
Beacon Hill yuppies, beer aficionados, young professionals, finance types, groups, and solo drinkers, 20s to 30s+.
Jukebox with mostly rock, pop, and blues. Darts.
Basic bar menu including salads, soups, and deli sandwiches.
Appetizers $8, salads and soups $4–$10, sandwiches $8–$10. Beer $3–$6/draft or $12–$15/pitcher, wine $4–$8/glass or $20–$35/bottle.
Casual: mostly jeans, T-shirts, and sneakers, with some professionals in button-downs and dress pants.
Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest crowds, or any time for a Red Sox game.
Cheers (84 Beacon Street), the bar whose iconic awning was used for the TV series, is just a few blocks away and offers a similar pub vibe.