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The restaurants in Boston might not be internationally recognized, but the dining options are surprisingly vivid, trendy, and downright cool.

Julia Child lived just across the river in the 80s, and ever since there has been an explosion of restaurants, a tidal wave of sushi joints, a stampede of steak houses, a Tora Tora Tora of taquerias…you get the idea.

Thai food and Italian restaurants also abound, and then there’s the recent influx of Indian eateries, cozy Brazilian spots, swanky cafés along Newbury Street and budget-minded dim sum in Chinatown.

Of course, there’s still plenty of chowder to be had in this unpretentious town, and a bucket of oysters is never far away either thanks to an always-vibrant Boston seafood scene. Mmmm….chowdahhhhhhhhhhhh!

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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:

    Sonsie - Bar | Restaurant | Wine Bar in Boston.

    Affluent / Ambient

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

    Bottle Service / Burgers

    Alibi - Hotel Bar | Lounge in Boston.

    Affluent / Bottle Service

    Storyville - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Ambient / Blazers

    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

    Green Street - Cocktail Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    Ambient / Beer

    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:

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

    30s / Affluent

    Drink - Cocktail Bar | Speakeasy in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    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 Restaurants by Neighborhood

Back Bay

Storyville - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston. All Back Bay Restaurants

Cambridge / Somerville

Tommy Doyle's - Club | Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Boston. All Cambridge / Somerville Restaurants

Downtown / Financial District

Faneuil Hall - Landmark | Nightlife Area | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Boston. All Downtown / Financial District Restaurants

Allston / Brighton

Wonder Bar - Bar | Lounge | Nightclub | Restaurant in Boston. All Allston / Brighton Restaurants

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