Best Bars in Boston

Locals’ favourite places

1. The Druid
1357 Cambridge St
55local recommendations
Demerson says “A great neighborhood Irish bar, the best and proper fish and chips in town, served in newspaper just...” ·
2. Drink
348 Congress St
52local recommendations
Jay says “Boston was a bit late on the "craft cocktail" thing but Drink is quite good. The food menu is limite...” ·
3. Brick and Mortar
567 Massachusetts Ave
47local recommendations
Melissa says “Brick and Mortar doesn't have a sign - so listen carefully if you want to find it. Look for the Dosa...” ·
4. Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue
41local recommendations
Elijah says “If you find yourself on the other side of the river, Eastern Standards is one of my favorite spots i...” ·
5. Backbar
7 Sanborn Ct
41local recommendations
Chandra says “This is the best bar in the square for cocktails and "bar food." This tiny bar is a hidden gem. Sepa...” ·
6. Brendan Behan Pub
378 Centre St
37local recommendations
Kevin says “The neighborhoods best "local" still run by the lads Finbar brought with him from the old sod. Musi...” ·
7. The Plough and Stars
912 Massachusetts Ave
35local recommendations
Lili says “Cozy Irish pub serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on weekends. Open Mon-Wed 11:30am–1am, Thur...” ·
8. The Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave
31local recommendations
Peter says “Very eclectic, half local half not local crowd, sort of dingy bar, but lots of fun toward the weeken...” ·
9. The Burren
247 Elm St
27local recommendations
Gretchen says “Our band (the Bagboys) plays here every Saturday from Sept-May, 5-8pm. It's free! Kids are welcome...” ·
10. The Field Pub
20 Prospect St
28local recommendations
Brian says “Really simple go-to neighborhood bar. Pool and darts in the back room, and a hidden back patio...! ...” ·
11. Atwood's Tavern
877 Cambridge St
34local recommendations
Simone says “Great barwith live music , super close, they have a very cute outdoor patio in back to sit and eat w...” ·
12. Gaslight Brasserie du Coin
560 Harrison Ave
25local recommendations
Marla says “Right by the SoWa market and arts district. A cluster of studios and galleries are at 450 Harrison. ...” ·
13. Bukowski Tavern
1281 Cambridge St
28local recommendations
Monta says “Okay, this place used to be the bomb. But then they renovated and changed up their menu. Now it's a ...” ·
14. Spoke Wine Bar
89 Holland St
22local recommendations
Demerson says “Gorgeous, intimate wine bar. Reservations recommended. Sadly, Spoke is slated to close December 2...” ·
15. Galway House
710 Centre St
20local recommendations
Julie + Seven
Julie + Seven says “We don't eat burgers anymore, but if we did, we'd run right out to the Galway House and order one wi...” ·
16. Lucky's Lounge
355 Congress St
21local recommendations
Elise says “Super fun bar with great food offerings. They have Jazz brunches on Sunday and Sinatra nights. Alw...” ·
17. Middlesex Lounge
315 Massachusetts Ave
20local recommendations
Chris says “DJs come through and spin an eclectic mix of dance, funk, hip hop, and anything else you can imagine...” ·
18. Bull McCabe's
366 Somerville Ave
19local recommendations
Michael says “Classic pub, very small, TV-free, good beers, and some seriously delicious food during the day (incl...” ·
19. Toad
1912 Massachusetts Ave
17local recommendations
Kay says “Free, good, live music every night. Say your staying in my place. Blue Ribbons late Tues. Nights!” ·
20. The Squealing Pig - Boston
134 Smith St
17local recommendations
Steven says “Great neighborhood bar and restaurant. Good beer selection. Can be especially popular with the Longw...” ·
21. The People's Republik
878 Massachusetts Ave
18local recommendations
Monta says “This is a no brainer since it's literally down the street. Bill and I haven't gone here in a while t...” ·
22. Opus
87 Washington St
17local recommendations
Kim And Joe
Kim And Joe says “Fun restaurant/bar with outstanding food and drinks. Large bar, music weekends and downstairs.” ·
23. Grafton Street Pub & Grill
1230 Massachusetts Ave
17local recommendations
S says “You checked-in late night and you need a quick bite (quality food for reasonable price, refreshingly...” ·
24. Thirsty Scholar Pub
70 Beacon St
17local recommendations
Andrew says “Nearby Irish pub where the opening scene of the Social Network was filmed.” ·
25. Anchovies
433 Columbus Ave
15local recommendations
Steven says “A cute little "divey" bar with a Italian fare. It's small and sometimes gets crowded.” ·
26. Olde Magoun's Saloon
518 Medford St
14local recommendations
Tim says “Irish pub with excellent beer selection, soccer/football TV coverage, lunch, dinner (including tradi...” ·
27. Green Street
Green St
14local recommendations
Marko says “Great restaurant that's a common hangout for the tech wunderkinds of Cambridge. The best bartenders ...” ·
28. Hops N Scotch
1306 Beacon St
13local recommendations
Meera says “Serve good IPAs and bourbon! Also have great brunches!”
29. Bukowski Tavern
50 Dalton St
13local recommendations
Chris & Claire
Chris & Claire says “Boston favorite. Beer + wine only. Good food, including vegetarian options. Cash only.” ·
30. Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
12local recommendations
Cat And Trishan
Cat And Trishan says “America's longest running spoken word night. Every Sunday - come rain or come shine. A local treasur...” ·