Party Earth Review Flash’s Cocktails is to the Back Bay what a frizzy-haired aunt in rainbow tights is to her traditional family: she doesn’t really fit in, but they love her anyway. Though the simple brick façade blends in with the surrounding ultra-modern bars, the 1950s-style neon sign alludes to this carefree hangout’s vintage edge. The ... more
310 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Party Earth Review The Greatest Bar’s self-glorifying moniker may sound pompous, but the regular jersey-clad clientele would be quick to point out that there’s no place for modesty in Titletown. Located down the street from the TD Garden – home of the Bruins and Celtics – this cavernous venue features several levels, each with a different ... more
262 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
Party Earth Review There’s no shortage of classy martini bars and high-end restaurants in this neck of Boston, but those hungry and low on cash – or just high on alcohol tolerance – head straight for The Pour House. Plastered with antique beer and gas station signs, bumper stickers, hanging mannequins, and a chaotic mélange of random stuff ... more
907 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
Party Earth Review A spirited and ultra-feminine mélange of classic French and Jazz Age styles, Cuchi Cuchi, named for Charo’s trademark expression, is a charming and slightly kooky cocktail bar popular with fun-loving bachelorettes and birthday girls. Bejeweled and feathered hostesses dolled up like flappers and showgirls usher the animated ... more
795 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Party Earth Review An upscale bohemian bar and eatery featuring live jazz, The Beehive is a South End staple popular with music lovers, young professionals, and artistic types looking for sophisticated fun. Located in the Boston Center for the Arts building, the split-level venue boasts a shabby chic décor featuring distressed ... more
541 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Party Earth Review A sports bar for the trendy set, Stats Bar & Grille offers just what the name says – scores, drinks, and grub – all in an uncluttered setting that puts the focus squarely on the flat-screens that dominate the walls and the bar in the center of the main room. During dinner hours, laid-back jersey-wearing fans and Southie ... more
77 Dorchester Street
South Boston, MA 02127
Party Earth Review Located in the middle of Boston’s bustling Faneuil Hall area, Ned Devine’s is a mild-mannered pub and restaurant by day and an amped-up party destination on weekend nights. Tucked away in the corner of the busy Quincy Market building, this three-level local haunt is a convenient spot to grab a quick drink after browsing ... more
1 Faneuil Hall Market Place
Boston, MA 02109
Party Earth Review Amid Dorchester’s garden variety collection of dingy pubs, dbar is a diamond in the rough – or maybe a sweet fruit in a field of rutabagas. Although it transforms into a hopping gay club later in the evening, this classy venue offers a mixed and mellow dinner scene, with dapper patrons of all sexual persuasions settling ... more
1236 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
Party Earth Review Featuring local rock, blues, and soul musicians every night, Cantab Lounge’s upstairs/downstairs set-up attracts an eclectic cross-section of pub crawlers, college kids, and music lovers. Early in the week, patrons will find a pretty chill atmosphere as a laid-back crowd of blue-collar regulars congregates at the ground ... more
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Reviewed by Alyssa G.
"The great selection of food here was what caught my attention. If you're looking for something more than a muffin or bagel from Starbucks, then stop b ..." more
33 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109
Party Earth Review Boasting over fifty handcrafted ales, lagers, pilsners, and stouts, Fenway-based Boston Beer Works keeps a steady flow of Red Sox and craft beer fans on tap. During baseball season, the conveniently located venue hosts rowdy hordes of jerseyed pilsner pounders who gather in the Dugout, the smaller bar and dining area, or ... more
61 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Being a college town, Boston does a good job of catering to crews of pals heading out to enjoy an evening in the city. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, groups in Boston made up of coeds, post-grads, and young professionals roam the streets in search of fun.
The Quincy Market vicinity and Fenway neighborhood are particularly alluring areas for Boston groups, with a host of bars, clubs, and other venues that cater to collective outings. The Emerald Necklace park system that spreads throughout the city – and includes Boston Common and the Public Garden, as well as the Back Bay Fens and Franklin Park – provides lots of outdoor space for ball games, picnics, and outdoor concerts.
Many restaurants in the Back Bay and Waterfront neighborhoods are particularly good for groups in Boston, as they feature family-style seating and a lively atmosphere perfect for a gathering of friends or coworkers.
Many Boston museums also encourage groups to come out and mingle. Events like ICA's First Fridays, the Isabella Stewart Gardner's Gardner After Hours series, and the MFA's First Fridays, give groups of Bostonians a chance to meet other art-loving intellectual types.