Bars and Clubs in Boston

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    Forum - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Right in the thick of always-booming Boylston Street, slick and trendy Forum provides a sexy respite from the hustle and bustle of one of Boston’s busiest thoroughfares. During the week, sophisticated 9-to-5ers still in ties and heels unwind at the large center bar, sipping craft cocktails or signature “fusions” like the ... more

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    Craigie On Main - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Thanks to rave reviews from the likes of GQ and Boston Magazine, Craigie On Main is now a favorite for foodies, grad students, and curious tourists looking for great food and a unique opportunity to see master chefs at work. The brainchild of chef Tony Maws, the sleek restaurant specializes in a “nose to tail ... more

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    Jillian's/Lucky Strike/Tequila Rain - Bowling Alley | Nightclub | Pool Hall | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Bowling alley, pool hall, and raucous nightclub all in one, Jillian’s is a three-story playground popular with young professionals, sports fans, students, and clubbers alike. Bowling enthusiasts will want to make a beeline for Lucky Strike on the top floor, a bowling alley fitted out with a mix of modern and 50s furnishings ... more

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    The Greatest Bar - Club | Sports Bar in Boston.

    Party Earth Review The Greatest Bar’s self-glorifying moniker may sound pompous, but the regular jersey-clad clientele would be quick to point out that there’s no place for modesty in Titletown. Located down the street from the TD Garden – home of the Bruins and Celtics – this cavernous venue features several levels, each with a different ... more

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

    Party Earth Review A neighborhood institution for over forty years, Charlie’s Kitchen is a laid-back hangout that’s hard to miss and always happening. An extensive beer list, burgers and fries, and a cheerful atmosphere draw a loyal clientele of locals, blue-collar workers, and funky young professionals, who all pack into the bright and bustling ... more

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    Post 390 - Bar | Restaurant | Tavern in Boston.

    Party Earth Review Posh partiers in search of an upscale but cozy nightspot should head to Post 390, a warm and welcoming tavern whose outgoing clientele, open kitchen, and creative cocktails make for a great night out. Housed in a former Post Office annex, the venue features a revolving glass door that gives way to a candlelit décor of textured ... 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

    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:

    Top of the Hub - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    30s / Affluent

    Storyville - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Ambient / Blazers

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

    Bottle Service / Burgers

    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:

    Great Scott - Bar | Music Venue in Boston.

    20s / 80s Music

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

    Alternative Music / Anything goes

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

    Alternative / Bar Food

    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 Franklin Café - Bar | Café | Restaurant in Boston.

    30s / Affluent

    dbar - Gay Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    80s Music / Ambient

    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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