Reviewed by Billy K.
"My Advice/My Take: I like this bar/restaurant. The tile floor, wood paneling walls, occasional red paint, and the few arcade games make it rowdier tha ..." more
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
Party Earth Review Located on the fifty-second floor of the Back Bay Prudential Center, Top of the Hub lives up to its name by offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Boston skyline to its clientele of upscale young professionals, chic couples, and jet-setting tourists. A warm brown and cream décor is set off by expansive windows on ... more
800 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02199
Party Earth Review Named for the neighborhood joint frequented by the characters in the TV show Three's Company, the Regal Beagle gives Brookline residents an equally homey bar to call their own. Nestled among the many shops and restaurants in Coolidge Corner, this mellow single-room bistro provides a comfy and dependable place for area professionals ... more
308 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Party Earth Review Southern hospitality may be hard to come by up North, but Redbones BBQ brings it to Boston in spades. Popular with artsy college kids and young professionals, the restaurant – adorned with old photos of barbecues, homemade signs, and autographed snapshots of R&B singers – sees a good crowd at lunch as lively groups fill ... more
55 Chester Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Party Earth Review Despite only being around since 2005, The Asgard has a homey vintage vibe thanks a whole mess of Ireland-imported décor and furnishings, some of which date back nearly two centuries. Of course, the local MIT regulars are probably more interested in the extensive craft beer list and the cheap wings than where the lampshades ... more
350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Party Earth Review A lair of Mexican spirits and Latin beats, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is a sultry sunken lounge with a drink list almost as long as Nabokov’s namesake novel – albeit much easier to read. Trendy young professionals fill the dimly lit space after work, settling in on the main bar’s scarlet chairs ... more
271 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
Party Earth Review Styled to imitate the quiet, dim café’s that were popular in Manhattan in the 1960s, Back Bay Social Club draws a mix of creative college students looking for conversation and older corporate types on the hunt for vintage cocktails. Located directly across the street from the Hynes Convention Center, the bar features a ... more
867 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
Party Earth Review Even the most tattooed of Jamaica Plain’s routinely plaid-clad denizens can tire of swilling PBR, and that’s where Canary Square comes in. This cozy gastropub attracts much the same crowd of hipsters, artists, and laid-back pals as the authentic and popular Brendan Behan's Pub up the street, but pumps up the food and alcohol ... more
435 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Party Earth Review Tucked into the basement of an unmarked brick building, Lucky's Lounge is a cool little hideaway where the unusual mix of hipsters and business types can get a taste of Rat Pack glam. Early evenings draw a well-dressed and easygoing crowd of bankers, brokers, and business people, who slide into the red banquettes in the ... more
355 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Party Earth Review Patrons looking for a bit of classy southern charm amid Allston’s sloshy frat bars can head to Deep Ellum, a Texas-themed venue with an impressive selection of exotic microbrews and bar food. Named for an influential Texan arts district, the bar handles the southwestern theme with a light touch, giving a cowboy hat nod ... more
477 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02135
Party Earth Review Posh partiers in search of an upscale but cozy nightspot should head to Post 390, a warm and welcoming tavern whose outgoing clientele, open kitchen, and creative cocktails make for a great night out. Housed in a former Post Office annex, the venue features a revolving glass door that gives way to a candlelit décor of textured ... more
406 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Brunches in Boston vary as much as the neighborhoods. There are the more sophisticated ones in Back Bay, the cleverly themed ones in the Financial District, the live music ones in the South End, and more.
Back Bay brunches are ideal in those early days of summer before the sun and humidity creep into town. That's because Back Bay brunch, at its best, is served on a breezy patio space where the mimosas are free-flowing. With so much outdoor patio space, this neighborhood is perfect for people-watching and also the most likely place to spot a celebrity in Boston out for an early weekend bite to eat.
South End brunches are some of the most colorful in all of Boston, with themes like pajamas and live jazz. Once considered unsafe and run-down, the neighborhood is now fabulously chic, gorgeously redeveloped, and filled with hidden gems. The brunches here are filled with locals rather than out-of-town visitors and tourists, and the folks in this neighborhood would prefer to keep it that way.
The more inexpensive spots in town tend to attract a mostly collegiate crowd, so don't be surprised to see pajama pants and academic institution-labeled hoodies on most of the kids in these places. Still, sometimes a heaping plate of eggs, bacon, and toast at 1pm are just what the doctor ordered – at any age.