Bars and Clubs in Boston

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    Cantab Lounge - Dive Bar | Live Music Venue in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Featuring local rock, blues, and soul musicians every night, Cantab Lounge’s upstairs/downstairs set-up attracts an eclectic cross-section of pub crawlers, college kids, and music lovers. Early in the week, patrons will find a pretty chill atmosphere as a laid-back crowd of blue-collar regulars congregates at the ground ... 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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    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 Lower Depths - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Descending into The Lower Depths generally isn’t a good thing, unless, of course, it’s referring to Boston’s funky craft beer bar. Located a few blocks from Fenway, the venue surges with Sox fans two hours before and after games, but the regular crowd is composed of hipsters, artists, and free thinkers who congregate beneath ... 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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    Devlin's Bistro & Bar - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Amid a sea of grungy Brighton dives, Devlin’s Bistro & Bar stands out like a sore but classy thumb. The long main room, painted in soft earth tones and decorated with modern art, is divided neatly in half. Swanky locals head straight for the main bar to sip craft cocktails in the shadow of black-and-whites of jazz greats ... 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:

    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:

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

    Bottle Service / Burgers

    Top of the Hub - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    30s / Affluent

    Alibi - Hotel Bar | Lounge in Boston.

    Affluent / Bottle Service

    Post 390 - Bar | Restaurant | Tavern 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:

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

    Alternative Country / Alternative Music

    Meadhall - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    After Work / Bar

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

    20s / 80s Music

    Lizard Lounge - Bar | Lounge | 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:

    Sunset Grill & Tap - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    30s / 80s Music

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

    Acoustic / Artists

    Drink - Cocktail Bar | Speakeasy in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    Grendel's Den - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Alternative / 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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