Bars and Clubs in Boston

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

    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

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    Tommy Doyle's - Club | Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review A stone’s throw from Harvard University, Tommy Doyle’s is a multi-level pub popular with area students for its live Irish music and DJs, sports packages, and trivia nights. The ground floor, its walls lined with vintage beer signs and Gaelic knickknacks, is the cozy main area where hoodie-clad college kids and kickback ... more

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    The Butcher Shop - Restaurant | Wine Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review A tribute to the sausage-slung shops of old-world Europe, The Butcher Shop is a warm and stylish wine bar and eatery that attracts a diverse and amiable clientele of oenophiles, music school hipsters, and in-the-know tourists looking for upscale fare and a relaxed vibe. Patrons peering into the large front windows of the ... more

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    Deep Ellum - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    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

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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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    minibar - Cocktail Bar | Hotel Bar | Lounge in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Despite the prevalent stereotype that hotel bars are soulless affairs only intended for temporary guests, the historic Copley Square Hotel’s minibar has become a go-to for plenty of chic locals looking for a chill spot to start the night. In the post-work hours, trendy Back Bay professionals claim the dark ... more

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Browse Boston Bars and Clubs by Category

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:

    Bleacher Bar - Sports Bar in Boston.

    All Ages / Bar Food

    Game On! - Sports Bar in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    Joshua Tree - Club | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Bar Food / Baseball

    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:

    Alibi - Hotel Bar | Lounge in Boston.

    Affluent / Bottle Service

    City Bar - Cocktail Bar | Hotel Bar in Boston.

    Burgers / Button-downs

    Storyville - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Ambient / Blazers

    Bond - Cocktail Bar | Hotel Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Bottle Service / Burgers

    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:

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

    Alternative Country / Alternative Music

    Lizard Lounge - Bar | Lounge | Music Venue in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    Middlesex Lounge - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    20s / Alternative

    Toad - Bar | Live Music Venue in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    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:

    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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