Traditionally home to working-class Irish families, the South Boston Waterfront gained popular attention following the release of movies like Good Will Hunting, Gone Baby Gone, and The Departed, though the district has been undergoing a slow gentrification for years which, while slightly diminishing the neighborhood’s heritage, has made it more appealing as a residential option.
Named after the Fort Point channel, adjacent Fort Point is primarily a commercial strip of land that runs alongside The Charles River – Boston’s central waterway that cuts through much of the city before meeting the Atlantic Ocean.
The area’s proximity to both the oceanfront and to Downtown have attracted more young professionals, and with them have come new beachside bars, cafés, and restaurants, sometimes to the chagrin of longtime residents who face rising housing prices and an influx of outsiders.
Party Earth Review Situated in the basement of a building on Congress Street, Drink is a little bar with a big reputation. A no-nonsense sign stating “Welcome to Drink” greets the spirited creative young ... more
348 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Party Earth Review A warm-weather destination for throngs of stylish city dwellers, Tia’s On the Waterfront is a popular spot for shaking off the winter doldrums and celebrating the return of ... more
200 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02109
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 ... more
355 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210