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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:

    Game On! - Sports Bar in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    Market (MKT) - Club | Lounge in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    Bleacher Bar - Sports Bar in Boston.

    All Ages / 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:

    Sonsie - Bar | Restaurant | Wine Bar in Boston.

    Affluent / Ambient

    Alibi - Hotel Bar | Lounge in Boston.

    Affluent / Bottle Service

    Storyville - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in Boston.

    Ambient / Blazers

    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:

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

    Alternative / Bar Food

    Meadhall - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    After Work / Bar

    The Lower Depths - Bar | Restaurant in Boston.

    20s / Alternative Rock

    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:

    Drink - Cocktail Bar | Speakeasy in Boston.

    20s / 30s

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

    After Work / Artsy

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

    30s / Affluent

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

    Acoustic / Artists

    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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