Massachusetts Nightlife

  • Nightlife
    by Gypsystravels
  • Nightlife
    by Gypsystravels
  • Nightlife
    by Gypsystravels

Massachusetts Nightlife

  • Lansdowne Street & Kenmore Square

    Boston Nightlife

    You know you want to spend a crazy night out on the town in Boston, but you just don't know what you want to do? Hit up Lansdowne Street and you won't be sorry. The entire block is jam packed with a variety of dance clubs, lounges, bars and nightclubs all right next to each other. Off the top of my head I can name the following places that I know...

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  • Bull & Finch Pub / Cheers

    Boston Nightlife

    This is part two of my Original Cheers Pub Tips (more pictures since VT only allows 5 pictures max per tip) . well this is the setting for the Iconic Cheers TV Series and they even had a large party in 1993 here when the series ended in 1993 which was star studded but the truth is that only the outside part of the bar was used in the iconic TV...

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  • Black Rose

    Boston Nightlife

    The Black Rose is considered one of only two "authentic" Irish pubs in Boston. This Irish establishment is a few yards away from Quincy Market, making it a big draw. You can expect a varied crowd at any time you visit which includes lcoals and tourists alike. Throughout the pub you find country flags as well as coats of armor and some historical...

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  • The Top of The Hub

    Boston Nightlife

    Before dinner we decided to visit a landmark restaurant/bar/lounge here in Boston. Located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower, the Top of the Hub boasts some of the best views of the city and skyline. The restaurant's décor is elegant with a romantic atmosphere. If you are looking for a restuarant to celebrate a special occasion or if you...

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  • The Roxy

    Boston Nightlife

    Roxy is over and done with as of 2010. It has been renovated and brought back to life as ROYALE NIGHTCLUB. Royale Nightclub is one of the hottest places in Boston right now. With DJ's from all over the world such as: Paul Van Dyk, 3 nights of Tiesto, Aoki, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Fedde Le Grand, and coming at the end of June, Laidback...

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  • Bell in Hand Tavern

    Boston Nightlife

    The Bell in Hand has always been one of my favorite spots in the Faneuil Hall area. During the day, you can sit by the large open windows and enjoy a fine summers day. At night they usually have a live band and a huge crowd to keep the place rocking. Nothing fancy, but the Bell in Hand claims to be America's oldest bar, in operation since 1795....

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  • Littlest Bar

    Boston Nightlife

    Ferni and I always enjoy wandering around Boston and finding places to grab a beer or two. We were a little tired from exploring and decided to stop in here grab a beer and relax before doing some more wandering. The bar has a more "brighter" look than your usual pub/bars with the bar and interior decorated in light woods. The name of this bar...

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  • Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market

    Boston Nightlife

    If you're looking for a crazy, uninhibited, DRUNKEN good time, then Faneuil Hall is the place for you! It's like all of the college keg parties you've ever been to, all rolled into one. Believe me, you definitely won't run out of places to see before curfew hits at 2am! You have a wide selection of Irish pub-type places, like The Black Rose, The...

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  • Theater, Performance & Cinema

    Boston Nightlife

    Shear Madness is a comedy whodunit, where the audience gets to solve the crime. The play is set today in a hairstyling salon in the city in which it plays. The landlady Isabel Czerny who lives above the shop is murdered, and every one of the actors has a reason to do her in. The audience gets involved in the action by questioning the actors and...

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  • Manray Nightclub

    Boston Nightlife

    Named after an Avante Garde artist. This nightclub is not for the faint of heart. Go wearing leather, pvc or a goth costume. The music is awesome to dance to, and the people watching is the best in the city. No jeans, no flannel shirts, - Their website says 'wear black if in doubt" - I know the pink hair is a bit frightening..

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  • Jillian's

    Boston Nightlife

    Jillian's is a one of a kind place for me, and our recent trips back to Boston have included trips to Jillian's with my boyfriends sister and her boyfriend. The great thing about Jillian's is you can go and soak up the bar scene or head upstairs to play some pool or snag a lane for some glow in the dark bowling. It's become something we really...

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  • House of Blues

    Boston Nightlife

    The original House of Blues. It used to be advertised as being at Harvard Square but now they say it is in Cambridge. It is smaller than the other HOBs I have visited but makes up for that by it's location. It's not often that you get good Southern cooking and Blues music up in "Yankee Land." The restaurant has authentic cajun cuisine. You don't...

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  • Green Dragon

    Boston Nightlife

    The Green ragon is a favorite Pub of ours when visiting Boston. My wife and I enjoy the laid back yet fun atmosphere of the place. The bar is a decent size with plenty of bar seating as well as tables throughout. They also serve food here which is actually very good especially the wings and nachos. When we are here we enjoy sitting at the bar and...

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  • Lucky's

    Boston Nightlife

    the other branch of the famous luck'ys lounge, this one is located at Terminal A of Logan Airport at the departure area near the Delta Shuttle Gates. They have most of the menu items found at their Branch at Boston Area of Congress Street. Lucky's Lounge at the Airport also have a large selection of cocktail drinks with quiant names such as...

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  • 33 Restaurant & Lounge

    Boston Nightlife

    33 is a place where it's not about what you know, it's WHO you know. This is especially the case on the weekends. If you're not on anyone's 'guest list,' then be prepared to stand in line for a significant part of your evening. (In all reality, you're better off going next door to Bomboa for mojitos at the bar.) Drinks at 33 are on the expensive...

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  • Central Square

    Boston Nightlife

    Two great bars have opened in Central Square in the past couple of years that make it hipper than ever without turning it into an annoying Davis Square 'scene' - RIVER GODS on River Street is fantastic. The Irish owner is a total powerhouse and darling and she's got some mad decorating sense. They have some cool music themes - preview a new album...

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  • The Rack

    Boston Nightlife

    Update: The Rack, although still an option in the Virtual Tourist Nightlife drop down list, has gone out of business and the The Hard Rock Cafe has moved in. Depending on when you go, The Rack is good for different things. During the day, they serve reasonably tasty food. Early in the evening, it becomes a popular place to play pool with over a...

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  • Waltham: Moody Street

    Boston Nightlife

    This is a popular spot among the locals, but is located very far away from downtown, so it might not be a good option for tourists staying around the main central areas of Boston and not having a car (as public transportation isn't very good in this area and especially not at late night). I was taken here by my friends & hosts, it was a good 20...

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  • The Alley

    Boston Nightlife

    Years ago this was one of the places to be. It was a hot dance club and lounge where the rich and famous came out to play. Today it's a kareoke club. I would go back just to see how the club has changed. I used to work here as a cocktail waitress, the tips were excellant and the patrons were awesome. It's still decorated in it's cheetah spotS which...

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  • Pour House

    Boston Nightlife

    As we were walking along Boylston we came across this place. Now, I have read and heard about this place, and I wasn't sure what I was expecting but was very surprised at the down homey atmosphere. They crowd is a mix of young and old and a bit loud, but what do you expect for a bar that claims to have the best and least expensive drinks in...

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  • The Burren

    Boston Nightlife

    Very popular place with the locals. There are live bands every night, sometimes even directly from Ireland. Lots of stone structures, making the pub feel authentic. Unfortunately, I missed the Irish Dancing lessons that happen Monday nights at 8, but I hear they're a hoot. They don't have a huge selection of beers, but they have enough to please a...

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  • Sunset Grill & Tap

    Boston Nightlife

    For beer lovers! 112 beers on tap and 380 microbrews ? all of which are served in specific types of glasses based on what the brewers recommend. They even have cask ale, vintage ale, and mead. For food, you have to get the steam beer burger! Casual attire - some people do come in after work in work clothes, but it's not required. Jeans will do...

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  • Wally's Café

    Boston Nightlife

    Amazing live jazz every night of the week. An incredibly small venue so I'd recommend getting there earlier if you want a seat. Very intimate and outstanding jazz musicians. Each night is a different musical theme (i.e. Latin, BeBop, Blues, etc.) anything goes

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  • Hard Rock Cafe

    Boston Nightlife

    So, I played a show with my band the last monday there and I can say this plays sucks big time !!!. The people who work at this place are a bunch of arrogants starting with the manager. The security personal are very disrepecful and they don t listen to any reason. They basically kicked me out of the place even all the equpiment of my band was...

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  • Ames Plow Tavern

    Boston Nightlife

    Always one of my favorite pubs to go with a small group, grab a table along the wall, drink a beer and chat. It's usually a pretty quiet little bar, but its location under Quincy Market ensures a steady stream of customers. It does a good job of keeping a blue-collar feel in the middle of the tourist and financial areas of Boston.

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  • Cask 'n Flagon

    Boston Nightlife

    Right across the street from Fenway, this is THE place to be after a game - if you can get in. My buddy and I had one of the best time if our lives the first time we were here. It does close early, not open until 2am. The whole Fenway area is pretty much dead (and closed down for the most part) several hours after a game. Can't go wrong with a Sox...

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  • Doyle's Cafe

    Boston Nightlife

    Doyle's of Jamaica Plain has been serving up food and drink since 1882, and along the way it's become one of Boston's best-known hostelries. It has hosted all stripes of dignitaries over the years, and is an essential stop for any area politicians - especially on St Patrick's Day. Several of the rooms have been named for well-known Boston leaders...

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  • Boston Beerworks

    Boston Nightlife

    Written on the chalkboard "Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun moves, Doubt truth be a liar, but never doubt I love - me thinketh he talks about beer" Nice bar - although they stamp our hand on entry - I don't know why as you don't pay entry? We had blueberry Ale - the blueberries rise and fall in your beer in a lava lamp - and the...

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  • Purple Shamrock

    Boston Nightlife

    To the best of my memory there is no dress code for the Purple Shamrock by day or by night. However, past a certain point in the evening they begin to charge a cover price to get in the door. At night I guess I'd say no sweat suits or gym clothes. Jeans and sneakers should be fine though.

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  • The Sevens

    Boston Nightlife

    One of my colleagues at work is a Boston native and alumn of BU. As I was discussing visiting Boston for a few days she suggested that if we find ourselves around Beacon Hill to stop by this place. During our visit we were strolling around the beautiful neighborhood of Beacon Hill and stumbled upon the bar and decided to go in and have a few...

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  • Jake Ivory's

    Boston Nightlife

    We were in Boston on a bachelor party... there was 12 of us. We were not walking hand in hand with one another, so we were using louder than normal talking. This, it seems, constituted us being labeled as visibly intoxicated and NOT PERMITTED into 4 bars on Lansdowne Street. Such a perdicament.... we were all very well intact and not sloppy drunk,...

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  • Pravda

    Boston Nightlife

    Tuesday nights are great, the clientele is multi-ethnic and the DJs bring in classics straight from just about everywhere. What I enjoyed is that they were able to mix in the Spanish, Arabic, House and R&B sounds. Not many places out of Europe can do that successfully. Casual to quite dressy

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  • Prudential Center Skywalk

    Boston Nightlife

    Went to a Gala/Auction at the Skywalk at the Top of the Hub recently. Unfortunately, I don't think it was the right venue for this sort of event. Between the items up for auctioning and all the guests, and the fact that the Skywalk is not a room but more like a walkway (thus the name!), it was too crowded! We ended up sitting on windowsill for most...

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  • The Milky Way Lounge and Lanes

    Boston Nightlife

    This place is fun...Saturday nights are for Salsa, Sunday nights are for karaoke, weeknights are for live music, and every night is for bowling, pool, eating, and drinking. The Cactus Juice Margarita's are great, the food is more than edible, the beers are cheap (wicked cheap for a transplanted New Yorker), and the people are laid-back and...

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  • Paradise

    Boston Nightlife

    Paradise is a well-known venue in Boston for rock concerts by both famous & not-so-famous artists. It's a good place to hang-out for its lively and busy atmosphere. As long as you're with good company, a nice time can be had for a great night out even if you're not too familiar with the sounds & music of the visiting rock artist. Overall, the...

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  • An Tua Nua (formerly Ri Ra)

    Boston Nightlife

    BY DAY: A cute place to get food and some drinks with friends for lunch or after work. It is especially nice in warm weather when the large front windows are open to the street and you can watch the world go by. BY NIGHT: A hotbed for those looking to hook up, shack up, get felt up, or just get messed up. Don't get me wrong, this place is very...

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  • M. J. O'Connor's

    Boston Nightlife

    Yet another pub we spent time in. It was a long day and Nat and Tamir and I were feeling like keeping it mello. The place was just the fit for what we needed. Walking distance from our hotel. And quite in the back room where we were able to chill away from the crowd. Too bad they close by 2am. The dress code here is simple. Everyone should have fun...

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  • Squealing Pig

    Boston Nightlife

    The Pig is my favorite hangout in Boston. Friendly, funny staff, comprised mostly of Irish men and women, add to the atmosphere of the place. Old wooden tables, wooden theater seats in the large corner tables, and reclaimed iron beams and old drug store signs create a true "old feel". It draws an eclectic crowd of locals, hospital staff, museum...

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  • TT the Bears

    Boston Nightlife

    Went to TT the Bears a few times during my time in Boston. I rather liked it. Nice size and decorated with fairy lights (although someone told me, they' weren't sure if they were still there these days). Tucked down a side street in Central Square, T.T.'s has provided a venue for small musical acts of all genres. Apparently Nirvana played to only...

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  • Rattlesnake

    Boston Nightlife

    My friend Andrea and I stopped in here because the Notre Dame- Michigan State college football game was on. When we sat down it was 37-17 Michigan State. We had a beer and ordered this cheesy-soupy concoction that was kind of like fondue. It was good and the game was getting interesting so I ordered another beer. Before we knew it, the Fighting...

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  • The Burren....in Somerville, MA.

    A great place for the best of Irish pastimes, drinking, music and craic.....The Burren, named after that famous rocky expanse in County Clare, Ireland is great place to drink beers and catch some live music. You can often see little impromptu bands of musicians gather in the front room playing tradition Irish jigs. The back room sports an actual...

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  • Karaoke

    If you like 80's music, singing, dancing, or just people watching, go here on Tuesday nights. It's simply the best Karaoke night anywhere. There's a nice stage and dance floor. If you plan on performing, show up early and sign up. none

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  • Shay's........in Cambridge, MA.

    Shay's is my favorite pub in Cambridge. Shay's is small English style pub that is slightly 'sunken' into a small upward sloping sidewalk near Harvard Square. The outdoor patio, which sits between the sidewalk and the building, is almost as big as the inside area and is great for watching the world go by.Drinking pints while sitting on the 'sunken'...

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  • While we went clubing we met...

    While we went clubing. We met a nice police officer off duty. It's fun to be bad sometimes he he!Left to right Mike Harris(Sutton),Rocky Thompson(Barry), John Harrington(Grafton), Jerry Boapurn(Douglas)counties

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  • Alternative Dancing

    This place is nicely located on Central Square in Cambridge and offers quite a large variety of music and experiences depending on which night you choose to go. Whichever night you go on, there are two dance floors so you have a choice. Wed night is for goths and all the other types of freaks out there, Thursday is gays, Friday and Saturday is for...

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