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Bars and nightlife in Boston

Top bars

American Restaurant
“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 153 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“It is a famous restaurant in Boston. It is on the top of Prudential Center with a good view to see the whole Boston.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Chef Ken Oringer is a 3x James Beard nominee for restauranteur of the year. This is the most NYC in vibe in terms of liveliness and fun. Small plates/tapas focus with delicious food. Great for groups and brunch.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Rock Club
“The Middle East has been an anchor of Central Square for decades. While it sounds like a single venue - it is actually 3 distinct music venues: Middle East Corner (free live music), Middle East Downstairs (larger music venue with covers between $10-20), Middle East Upstairs (more acoustic type acts with small cover).”
  • 79 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Truly exquisite Spanish tapas and drinks, with a lovely book and record shop in the back, three blocks from home. Wonderful ambience, and prettiest patio in the neighborhood. The crown jewel of Jamaica Plain, in my opinion.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The raw bar featuring at least a half-dozen impeccably fresh, perfectly shucked oyster varieties from New England harbors plus a couple from the Pacific Northwest, as well as uni, raw clams and seasonal delicacies like stone crab claws.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Brewery
“This brewery, which offers tours, boasts a beer hall that serves pretzels, plus a gift shop.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Let the bartender make you a new creation! just name a few things you like in a drink and let the master mixologists do their thing!”
  • 65 locals recommend

Nightclubs

American Restaurant
“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 153 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“It is a famous restaurant in Boston. It is on the top of Prudential Center with a good view to see the whole Boston.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Rock Club
“The Middle East has been an anchor of Central Square for decades. While it sounds like a single venue - it is actually 3 distinct music venues: Middle East Corner (free live music), Middle East Downstairs (larger music venue with covers between $10-20), Middle East Upstairs (more acoustic type acts with small cover).”
  • 79 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Let the bartender make you a new creation! just name a few things you like in a drink and let the master mixologists do their thing!”
  • 65 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Tucked away beneath the Sam Adams brewery, Bella Luna is another hidden gem that deserves the hype”
  • 60 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“A historic and local favorite! One of the last true jazz clubs showcasing the best local talent. If you love Jazz, this is your spot.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great venue just large enough to fill a good crowd yet great sight lines and acoustics. Numerous concerts with the Foundation room for pre concert cockails lounge area.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Massage Studio
“Lolita is a trendy lounge, Mexican inspired eatery & tequila bar with gothic decor. I highly recommend their spicy margarita & the guacamole is out of this world.”
  • 50 locals recommend

Music venues

Art Museum
“Museum of Fine Arts is the fifth largest museum in America with more than 450,000 works of art.”
  • 288 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“Tons of events, concerts and of course the Bruins and the Celtics cal this place home. Check out one of the before mentioned before you leave.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Rock Club
“The Middle East has been an anchor of Central Square for decades. While it sounds like a single venue - it is actually 3 distinct music venues: Middle East Corner (free live music), Middle East Downstairs (larger music venue with covers between $10-20), Middle East Upstairs (more acoustic type acts with small cover).”
  • 79 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“If you have a chance, try to see the BSO, one of the best symphony orchestras in the world.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“A historic and local favorite! One of the last true jazz clubs showcasing the best local talent. If you love Jazz, this is your spot.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great venue just large enough to fill a good crowd yet great sight lines and acoustics. Numerous concerts with the Foundation room for pre concert cockails lounge area.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Rock Club
“This is a serious music venue that attracts word-class performers. It is small and intimate and a great place to appreciate a band you've been wanting to see.”
  • 40 locals recommend