Bars and Clubs in Boston

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    RumoR - Club in Boston.

    Party Earth Review From early week house parties to gay nights to Top 40 mash-ups that bump everyone (who can get in) into the weekend, RumoR is a theater district staple for an international crowd of young clubbers. Run by the same folks behind Cure, District Lounge, and the adjoining Venu, the club features two dance floors featuring blocky ... more

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    The Phoenix Landing - Club | Irish Pub | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review An Irish pub, soccer hub, and dance club all united under the enormous wooden phoenix perched out front, The Phoenix Landing pulls a seamless Jekyll and Hyde act as it transforms into each incarnation throughout the day. Framed jerseys, antique Guinness signs, flat-screens, and leprechaun statuettes dress the walls and ... 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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    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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    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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    Alibi - Hotel Bar | Lounge in Boston.

    Party Earth Review It may be hard to believe an old slammer for drunks could attract Boston's crème de la crème, but Alibi, located on the first floor of the recently converted Liberty Hotel, does exactly that. Once filled with public drunks as the Charles Street Jail, Alibi now caters to the city’s upper crust, from politicians like John ... 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:

    The Greatest Bar - Club | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Arcade Games / Balcony

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

    20s / Bar Food

    Game On! - Sports Bar in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    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:

    Top of the Hub - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    30s / Affluent

    Post 390 - Bar | Restaurant | Tavern in Boston.

    Affluent / Ambient

    Alibi - Hotel Bar | Lounge in Boston.

    Affluent / Bottle Service

    City Bar - Cocktail Bar | Hotel Bar in Boston.

    Burgers / Button-downs

    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:

    Great Scott - Bar | Music Venue in Boston.

    20s / 80s Music

    The Lower Depths - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    20s / Alternative Rock

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

    Alternative Country / Alternative Music

    Middlesex Lounge - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    20s / Alternative

    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

    Lucky's Lounge - Bar | Live Music Venue | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Acoustic / Artists

    The Franklin Café - Bar | Café | Restaurant in Boston.

    30s / Affluent

    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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