Bars and Clubs in Boston

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    The Last Hurrah - Historic Bar | Hotel Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Inside the historic Omni Parker House Hotel – reportedly the birthplace of the Boston cream pie circa 1867 – The Last Hurrah transports its classy patrons back in time with vintage chandeliers, drinks served on silver trays, and overstuffed leather couches ideal for settling in for cocktails and conversation. Through the ... 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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    The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub - Bar | Club | Lounge | Middle Eastern Restaurant | Music Venue in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Boasting one of the motliest music scenes in town, The Middle East is a versatile entertainment complex and nightlife magnet for hipsters, college students, and the music obsessed. Divided into four areas, the venue’s main space is known as “The Corner,” a festive red and yellow bar and dining room featuring acoustic acts ... more

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    Wonder Bar - Bar | Lounge | Nightclub | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Partiers looking for more than just a bar in the Allston area should head to Wonder Bar, a versatile venue that combines cool hangout with a rowdy club experience. Scattered couches and tables in the lower level lounge provide plenty of chill-out space for the after-work groups looking to blow off steam over fancy drinks ... more

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    Stats Bar & Grille - Restaurant | Sports Bar in Boston.

    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

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    Brendan Behan's Pub - Bar | Irish Pub in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Anyone looking for an authentic taste of Dublin in the heart of Jamaica Plain should head to Brendan Behan’s Pub, a laid-back neighborhood watering hole where it’s all about friendly chitchat and good beer. Dimly lit with a constant soundtrack of indie hits and rock classics, the tiny bar offers over twenty-five draft beers ... 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:

    Game On! - Sports Bar in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    Market (MKT) - Club | Lounge in Boston.

    20s / 30s

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

    20s / Bar Food

    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:

    Post 390 - Bar | Restaurant | Tavern in Boston.

    Affluent / Ambient

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

    Bottle Service / Burgers

    Sonsie - Bar | Restaurant | Wine Bar in Boston.

    Affluent / Ambient

    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:

    Paradise Rock Club and Lounge - Bar | Club | Music Venue in Boston.

    Alternative Music / Anything goes

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

    Alternative Country / Alternative Music

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

    80s Music / Artists

    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:

    The Burren - Irish Pub | Irish Restaurant | Live Music Venue in Boston.

    Alternative / Bar Food

    The Corner Tavern - Pub | Restaurant | Tavern in Boston.

    After Work / Artsy

    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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