Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market, Boston
We enjoy coming to this bar/restaurant. The service is good and the drinks and food are always on point, imho. Whenever we find in Boston we always stop in and enjoy a few drinks and/or a meal.
During the warm weather we enjoy sitting outside at one of the tables and watching all the action going on. There is always a wait to sit outside when the weather is warm, unless you arrive early.
They have a nice selection of draft, craft and bottled beers as well and the varied cocktails, wines and all sorts of topshelf drinks.
I like their selection of cocktails. I've had their Sapphire Alpine, Parris Blue as well as the Sauvignon Blanc, Margarita and the Blue Moon.
Address: 1 Fanieul Market Place/Quincy Market
The Point is a newer bar in the Faneuil Hall area. It is just across the street from The Green Dragon Bar, the "Birthplace of the American Revolution". The Point has a good mix of customers from blue-collar workers to sports fans and tourists. They also have a good selection of draft beers, including local favorites Sam Adams & Harpoon.
I like their huge open windows along the street that allow you to really take in the historic Boston neighborhood as you sip your pint. During the day the par can be pretty quiet with just a few folks swilling beer, but at night they often have a live band in the corner and people crowd in until there is barely a place to stand, and ordering a beer at the bar becomes a chore.
Address: 147 Hanover St
Directions: Just north of Fanieul Hall along Union Street
Phone: (610) 527-0988Add to your Trip Planner
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 Purple Shamrock, Kitty O'Shea's, etc, as well as places that have more of a "club" feel, like Parris and Q. Whatever it is you're looking for, I'm pretty sure you'll find it here. Word of caution, though: Most places charge a cover fee (anywhere from $5-$20).
Dress Code: Dress code is fairly casual for the guys (think JCrew sweaters and jeans), but the ladies tend to dress up a little more. Definitely leave your nice shoes at home, though - they'll just get beer all over them.
Address: Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market
Directions: Take the T to Government Center or Haymarket.Related to:
This is a nice place during the day, but at night it is more fun. Around an indoor market you'll find shops that are opened until late and lots of bars. This place has a very cosy, European feeling, a bit like what you'd expect from London or Dublin, great Irish pubs. It is completely different than nightlife in NYC, but it's definitately as much fun!
If you're interested in dancing and bar hopping, try the area around Faneuil Hall. Start at The Rack (therackboston.com). Offering food, drinks and all the pool you can handle, you may even see local and national celebrities hanging out. Most Thursday nights you can also catch Mark Morris and the Catunes, one of Boston's best musical acts. There are Irish bars like The Black Rose, Hennessy's and the Green Dragon Tavern.