Bars and Clubs in Boston

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    Eastern Standard - Cocktail Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review With a sophistication that belies its position just outside the Kenmore train station, Eastern Standard is an upscale restaurant whose high-energy atmosphere, innovative cocktails, and delicious food pairings attract a diverse crowd of well-dressed business professionals, groups of girlfriends, college faculty, and travelers ... more

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    Upstairs on the Square - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Although Upstairs on the Square is only a few steps above Winthrop Square, its cupcake pink walls, gold chandeliers, and endless fresh flowers transport patrons far from the college town below. After ascending the leopard-striped staircase, preppy grad students and sophisticated professionals unwind with a fancy cocktail ... more

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    Bleacher Bar - Sports Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Although there are plenty of bars around Fenway Park, none of them offer a view quite like Bleacher Bar. Tucked under the Green Monster’s bleachers, the one-time batting practice room is now a classy Sox bar with a wall-spanning window that looks directly out onto center field. Tourists and crowds of Boston University students ... more

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    Summer Shack - Seafood Restaurant | Tiki Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Boston is far from an island paradise, but unpretentious seafood joint Summer Shack brings a bit of the tropics – and a whole lot of shellfish – to Beantown. Located near Fenway, Symphony Hall, and the Hynes Convention Center, the venue caters to a wide array of patrons, from diehard Sox fans to busy ... more

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    TT the Bear's Place - Bar | Music Venue in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Cambridge has long been considered Boston’s musical hub, and TT the Bear’s Place has been a thriving mainstay since 1989, with past performers including the Black Keys, Smashing Pumpkins, Damien Rice, and Peaches. Twenty-something hipsters from nearby Harvard and MIT pack the black box bar adorned with Christmas lights ... more

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    The Green Briar - Irish Pub | Irish Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review A few hours at The Green Briar is kind of like being surrounded by family and friends who all happen to agree that international sports should be on the TV, Guinness should be in the glass, and bangers should be on the plate. Speckled with native flags, antique fiddles, and black-and-white pictures of patrons past, the ... more

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Bostonians don’t mess around with their beer or their nightlife, and the bars and clubs in Boston revolve mostly around the endless Irish pubs full of salty regulars and post-grads who get together to down pints of Guinness and home-grown micro brews, talk Pats, and dump quarters into the jukebox.

The plethora of universities in the area means that droves of students from Boston College, MIT, Boston University, and Harvard show up during the week to sing karaoke and play trivia, and then again on the meat-market weekends to rock out to cover bands and Top 40 hits in the venues around Faneuil Hall and Allston. Luckily, Boston’s T – the subway system that runs until 1am – covers most of the city, making it the “designated driver” for wasted partiers.

While beer may reign supreme, patrons in the mood for a higher-end experience and a more exclusive vibe will still find a smattering of Boston bars and clubs, with chic hotel haunts and chichi lounges in Downtown, the Leather District, or Back Bay – but high-end clubs and venues are decidedly not the defining characteristic of this beer-guzzling, blue-collar town.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

    Boston Beer Works - Brewery | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Boston.

    20s / Bar Food

    The Fours - Restaurant | Sports Bar in Boston.

    30s / After Work

    Sunset Grill & Tap - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    30s / 80s Music

    Lucas Likes: Beer Sports Rowdy Casual Anything goes Bar Flirty

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    Storyville - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Ambient / Blazers

    Post 390 - Bar | Restaurant | Tavern in Boston.

    Affluent / Ambient

    Top of the Hub - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    30s / Affluent

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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  3. Jonah

    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    Charlie’s Kitchen - Beer Garden | Dive Bar | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Boston.

    80s Music / Artists

    TT the Bear's Place - Bar | Music Venue in Boston.

    20s / 80s Music

    Trina’s Starlite Lounge - Dive Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Alternative Country / Alternative Music

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    Cuchi Cuchi - Cocktail Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    Grendel's Den - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Alternative / Artsy

    Club Café - Café | Gay Bar | Gay Club | Lounge in Boston.

    70s Music / 80s Music

    Sunset Grill & Tap - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    30s / 80s Music

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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Explore Boston Bars and Clubs by Neighborhood

Cambridge / Somerville

Tommy Doyle's - Club | Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Boston. more bars in Cambridge / Somerville

Back Bay

Storyville - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston. more bars in Back Bay

Downtown / Financial District

Bond - Cocktail Bar | Hotel Bar | Restaurant in Boston. more bars in Downtown / Financial District

Allston / Brighton

Wonder Bar - Bar | Lounge | Nightclub | Restaurant in Boston. more bars in Allston / Brighton

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