Best pubs in Boston

Check out the top pubs in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Boston Common
1. Boston Common
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64 local reviews
139 Tremont St, Boston
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 617-635-4505
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Vivek
The Oldest city central parks with Swan boats, and fund thing to do with kids. Boston Common (also known as t…
Julian
Boston Common is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest c…
Matt
I love grabbing lunch at one of the nearby pizza or sandwich shops and chilling out for an hour in this park. …
1. Boston Common
1. Boston Common
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64 local reviews
139 Tremont St, Boston
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 617-635-4505
Vivek
Vivek
The Oldest city central parks with Swan boats, and fund thing to do with kids. Boston Common (also known as the Common) is a central public…
Julian
Julian
Boston Common is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States…
Matt
Matt
I love grabbing lunch at one of the nearby pizza or sandwich shops and chilling out for an hour in this park. Incredible public space and a …
2. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
2. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
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94 local reviews
125 Arborway, Boston
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 617-524-1718
ParkUniversityPoint of interest
Kenneth
Amazing walking and running trails; abundant horticulture and views, all designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, s…
Meg
Take a picturesque, quiet, romantic stroll through a forest surrounded by city. This Harvard-owned park is a t…
Phil
We are located just a half-mile from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. It is the oldest public arbor…
2. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
2. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
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94 local reviews
125 Arborway, Boston
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 617-524-1718
Kenneth
Kenneth
Amazing walking and running trails; abundant horticulture and views, all designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, same landscape architect who de…
Meg
Meg
Take a picturesque, quiet, romantic stroll through a forest surrounded by city. This Harvard-owned park is a treasure and open to the public…
Phil
Phil
We are located just a half-mile from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. It is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one …
3. Whole Foods Market
3. Whole Foods Market
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16 local reviews
181 Cambridge Street, Boston
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 617-723-0004
Grocery or supermarketSupermarketHealth
Francine
This is the closest Wholefoods by public transport. Take the blue line to Bowdoin and it is a few minutes walk…
Rebecca
A larger Whole Foods, with tons of hot prepared foods, close to MGH (Boston/Beacon Hill). Good public bathroom…
Jaime
Nearest Wholefoods
3. Whole Foods Market
3. Whole Foods Market
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16 local reviews
181 Cambridge Street, Boston
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 617-723-0004
Francine
Francine
This is the closest Wholefoods by public transport. Take the blue line to Bowdoin and it is a few minutes walk from there.
Rebecca
Rebecca
A larger Whole Foods, with tons of hot prepared foods, close to MGH (Boston/Beacon Hill). Good public bathroom.
Jaime
Jaime
Nearest Wholefoods
4. The Blarney Stone
4. The Blarney Stone
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11 local reviews
1505 Dorchester Avenue, Boston
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 617-436-8223
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Michael
An long-established Irish pub and restaurant with a great menu and friendly staff, located halfway between my …
Josh
Smart watering hole where locals relax over upscale pub grub or catch games at the wraparound bar.
Natalia
Awesome neighborhood bar/pub! Great local experience!
4. The Blarney Stone
4. The Blarney Stone
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11 local reviews
1505 Dorchester Avenue, Boston
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 617-436-8223
Michael
Michael
An long-established Irish pub and restaurant with a great menu and friendly staff, located halfway between my house and the Subway Station.
Josh
Josh
Smart watering hole where locals relax over upscale pub grub or catch games at the wraparound bar.
Natalia
Natalia
Awesome neighborhood bar/pub! Great local experience!
5. Canary Square
5. Canary Square
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24 local reviews
435 South Huntington Avenue, Boston
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 617-524-2500
BarRestaurantFood
A And L
One of our regular stops for good pub food; attractive location
Jean-Ellen
Great Selection of Craft Beers. Good gastro pub.
Orion
Local pub with excellent menu, sports bar and outdoor seating.
5. Canary Square
5. Canary Square
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24 local reviews
435 South Huntington Avenue, Boston
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 617-524-2500
A And L
A And L
One of our regular stops for good pub food; attractive location
Jean-Ellen
Jean-Ellen
Great Selection of Craft Beers. Good gastro pub.
Orion
Orion
Local pub with excellent menu, sports bar and outdoor seating.
6. The Haven
6. The Haven
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25 local reviews
2 Perkins Street, Boston
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 617-524-2836
BarRestaurantFood
Susan
Popular Scottish pub with haggis (for those organ-loving connoisseurs of the iconic Scottish dish.)
Allison
A favorite amongst my friends, they have wonderful Scottish cuisine in a pub atmosphere.
Sean
Wonderful Scottish pub/restaurant. Friendly atmosphere, great food and nice selection of beer and spirits.
6. The Haven
6. The Haven
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25 local reviews
2 Perkins Street, Boston
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 617-524-2836
Susan
Susan
Popular Scottish pub with haggis (for those organ-loving connoisseurs of the iconic Scottish dish.)
Allison
Allison
A favorite amongst my friends, they have wonderful Scottish cuisine in a pub atmosphere.
Sean
Sean
Wonderful Scottish pub/restaurant. Friendly atmosphere, great food and nice selection of beer and spirits.
7. Brendan Behan Pub
7. Brendan Behan Pub
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20 local reviews
378 Centre Street, Boston
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 617-522-5386
BarRestaurantFood
Marian
This is a great Irish Pub that often features live music and jams. It has darts and is an old favorite.
Toyoko
Great casual, divey pub. Has a fun pub quiz every Tuesday evening. BYO-food! You can bring your own snacks or …
Chad
A classic dive pub, with a lot of character and characters. Locals love the good beers and laid back vibe.
7. Brendan Behan Pub
7. Brendan Behan Pub
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20 local reviews
378 Centre Street, Boston
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 617-522-5386
Marian
Marian
This is a great Irish Pub that often features live music and jams. It has darts and is an old favorite.
Toyoko
Toyoko
Great casual, divey pub. Has a fun pub quiz every Tuesday evening. BYO-food! You can bring your own snacks or order from Aurum across the st…
Chad
Chad
A classic dive pub, with a lot of character and characters. Locals love the good beers and laid back vibe.
8. Bull McCabe's
8. Bull McCabe's
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6 local reviews
366 Somerville Avenue, Somerville
Closed · Opens 3:00 PM
+1 617-440-6045
BarRestaurantFood
Bill
Cozy and quaint Irish pub. Friendly folks. Free live music most nights. Especially, check out David Johnston o…
Scout
Excellent live music almost 7 nights a week at this tiny little irish pub in Union Square! Only a 20 minute wa…
Bill
Cozy and quaint Irish pub. Friendly folks. Free live music most nights. Especially, check out David Johnston o…
8. Bull McCabe's
8. Bull McCabe's
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6 local reviews
366 Somerville Avenue, Somerville
Closed · Opens 3:00 PM
+1 617-440-6045
Bill
Bill
Cozy and quaint Irish pub. Friendly folks. Free live music most nights. Especially, check out David Johnston on Tuesdays. See the Precinct a…
Scout
Scout
Excellent live music almost 7 nights a week at this tiny little irish pub in Union Square! Only a 20 minute walk from us.
Bill
Bill
Cozy and quaint Irish pub. Friendly folks. Free live music most nights. Especially, check out David Johnston on Tuesdays. See the Precinct a…
9. The Independent
9. The Independent
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13 local reviews
75 Union Square, Somerville
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 617-440-6022
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Susan
Local pub with decent food. A lively after-work scene that can go into the night.
Alex
Neighborhood pub with delicious southern comfort food and a great summertime patio.
Jessa
This recently renovated neighborhood pub & restaurant is a favorite spot with locals to eat, drink, and hang o…
9. The Independent
9. The Independent
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13 local reviews
75 Union Square, Somerville
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 617-440-6022
Susan
Susan
Local pub with decent food. A lively after-work scene that can go into the night.
Alex
Alex
Neighborhood pub with delicious southern comfort food and a great summertime patio.
Jessa
Jessa
This recently renovated neighborhood pub & restaurant is a favorite spot with locals to eat, drink, and hang out, serving a lineup of craft …
10. Franklin Park Zoo
10. Franklin Park Zoo
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30 local reviews
1 Franklin Park Road, Boston
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 617-541-5466
ZooParkPoint of interest
Jean-Ellen
Check out the gorillas. 11 minutes by car 24 minutes by public transportation.
Kenneth
A large public park and event space also with a local zoo, public golf course, running, biking and hiking trai…
Katharine (Kit) And Scott
Beautiful park for walking or bicycle riding. Zoo with indoor and outdoor exhibits - good for young children. …
10. Franklin Park Zoo
10. Franklin Park Zoo
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30 local reviews
1 Franklin Park Road, Boston
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 617-541-5466
Jean-Ellen
Jean-Ellen
Check out the gorillas. 11 minutes by car 24 minutes by public transportation.
Kenneth
Kenneth
A large public park and event space also with a local zoo, public golf course, running, biking and hiking trails, ponds. Ball fields and a …
Katharine (Kit) And Scott
Katharine (Kit) And Scott
Beautiful park for walking or bicycle riding. Zoo with indoor and outdoor exhibits - good for young children. Walking distance (about 6 bloc…
11. The Publick House
11. The Publick House
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12 local reviews
1648 Beacon Street, Brookline
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 617-277-2880
BarRestaurantFood
Philip
Excellent pub, good food and a solid selection of beers on tab.
Julian
Lively beer hall with an expansive brew list, refined pub fare & a cozy, relaxed atmosphere.
Devotia
Known for their wide selection of craft beers, this is a popular Boston destination. Should hunger strike, the…
11. The Publick House
11. The Publick House
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12 local reviews
1648 Beacon Street, Brookline
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 617-277-2880
Philip
Philip
Excellent pub, good food and a solid selection of beers on tab.
Julian
Julian
Lively beer hall with an expansive brew list, refined pub fare & a cozy, relaxed atmosphere.
Devotia
Devotia
Known for their wide selection of craft beers, this is a popular Boston destination. Should hunger strike, the Mac and Cheese is a great opt…
12. Harp & Bard Restaurant
12. Harp & Bard Restaurant
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4 local reviews
1099 Dorchester Avenue, Boston
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 617-265-2893
RestaurantBarFood
Susan
A popular neighborhood pub/restaurant.
Darren
Good pub food at reasonable prices.
Susan
A popular neighborhood pub/restaurant.
12. Harp & Bard Restaurant
12. Harp & Bard Restaurant
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4 local reviews
1099 Dorchester Avenue, Boston
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 617-265-2893
Susan
Susan
A popular neighborhood pub/restaurant.
Darren
Darren
Good pub food at reasonable prices.
Susan
Susan
A popular neighborhood pub/restaurant.