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

    I've passed this pub many times and normally I wouldn't bother going inside if it's classified as a "tourist" place (which means too crowded, overpriced meals and drinks and not so good service), but we were strolling along Beacon after a really nice walk across Boston Commons and Gardens when we happened upon the bar. We decided to go in and use...

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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 locals and tourists alike. Throughout the pub you find country flags as well as coats of armor and some historical...

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  • General Nightlife Tips

    Boston Nightlife

    Boston has a great history of live rock music and continues to produce some fine local bands. In my day, there was Mission of Burma, The Modern Lovers, Throwing Muses and finally, my favorite The Pixies. Yes, they all got their start in the clubs of Boston and though some of you may be scratching your heads, wondering "WHO?!?!??" others around the...

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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

    We 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 denotes its...

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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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  • Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market

    Boston Nightlife

    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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sissy K's

    Boston Nightlife

    I decided to put this tip under the nightlife tip since it's a full service bar that serves food as well. Our initial intention was to just have a few beers after walking around in the heat of Boston but after we ordered our beer we decided to stay and have some lunch. I'm glad we did. When we arrived it was quite empty aside for two tables which...

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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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  • Boston Bowl

    Boston Nightlife

    this Cafe cum micro brewery is a populat spot at the Boston Family Bowl Center in Dorchester in South boston since they serve their own brand of fresh Microbrewed Beer goodness. The Microbrewery produces a variety of beers and ale and if you order a pint of say dark ale, it will cost $ 8.95 and if you are going for the pale lager, about the same...

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  • Bar 10

    Boston Nightlife

    Part two of my Bar 10 tips with more pictures of the lounge the hip bar and lounge of the Westin Copley situated at the second level place that attracts an after-work crowd of professionals more likely to hail from offices next door than from out of town (us being the exception hehehe). It offers assorted local beers like sam adams or good ole...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alibi

    Boston Nightlife

    After drinks and dinner, we headed back to my hotel to check out Alibi, the bar & nightclub that is in the Liberty Hotel. I had heard before that it was hard to get into, but my friends and I had no problem, despite arriving after midnight. The music was pumping, the ambiance is amazing - barred windows and mugshots hang on the walls. The...

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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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  • Pour House

    Boston Nightlife

    Another place we found as we were walking along the Boylston area. I had 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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  • Milky Way Lounge & Lanes - CLOSED

    Boston Nightlife

    The Milky Way Lounge has something for everyone. I first went there a few years ago to celebrate a birthday. We ate pizza then went candlepin bowling. (For those of you unfamiliar with this New England style of bowling in a nutshell, smaller balls and thinner pins.) This happens in one half of the room, the other has music going on every night...

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  • Solas Irish Pub

    Boston Nightlife

    We found this to be a friendly little Irish pub - Solas means comfort in Gaelic. It's part of the Lennox Hotel- in fact if you need the bathroom - you have to use the hotel's - very posh. Also serves a good coffee and pub food. I enjoyed the red wine here. The only downside is that it's a little short on seating as it concentrates on serving food...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Union Oyster House

    Boston Nightlife

    the oldest restaurant in America also has a companion bar which serves mostly sea food bar chow what else! plus an assortment of Local and Seasonal Beers and Also Wines!. they have a numerous kinds of selections mainly seafood what else! like the oyster bar at $ 7 for half a dozen and $ 14 for 1 dozen. the clam or seafood chowders that starts at $...

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  • Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

    Boston Nightlife

    providing full bar service to patrons of the famed legal sea foods restaurants, just beside the dining areas of the restaurant. You can Have some brewskies or some cocktail drinks at the Bar area and some bar chow like shrimp cocktail or a half dozen freshly shucked oysters or shrimp wontons as an amus bouche before going on a full meal at the...

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  • Club Cafe

    Boston Nightlife

    I'm not really a big fan of dance clubs. On the rare ocassion I go dancing it's usually at a Gay bar. The boys love me....what can I say? Anyway, Club Cafe's a pretty big place. It's got a restaurant, bar and a couple of back rooms. We rented one recently for my best gay boy's 30th birthday party. The theme of it was "The Sound of Music". It was...

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  • Chart House

    Boston Nightlife

    one of the famous places in the Long Wharf and Boston Area and like in other restuarant, they have a full service bar too serving assorted local beers like Sam Adams and foreign brands like stella artois and assorted cocktails and martinis (hey boston is famous for martinis of any kind). Again this is in an incredible landmark location on Boston’s...

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  • The Barracuda Tavern

    Boston Nightlife

    I'm not a typical beer drinker, yes I will have a beer, but only a select few. I was so happy when we found this place, they carry my Leffe Blonde. We were walking around Boston with no particular agenda when we walked by this place and noticed a sign advertising a large selection of bottled beers, so we decided to check it out. The...

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  • Mr. Dooley's Boston

    Boston Nightlife

    Mr. Dooleys was named after the fictional narrator in Finley Peter Dunne's journalistic masterpiece. It's a favorite meeting place for the journalists, politicians and young Irish professionals in Boston. This is truly an authentic Irish pub which has live music six nights a week. They have over 13 imported beers on tap and serve hearty portions...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stanza dei Sigari

    Boston Nightlife

    Stanza Dei Sigari is one of my favorite spots in Boston....I head there every time I am in the North End. Stanza is a little cigar lounge below Mike's Pastries on Hanover Street and after a nice, fat Italian dinner in the North End, I like nothing more than to stop at The Connah Store (tabacco shop), pick up a cigar and head over to the Stanza...

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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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