Best Bars in Boston

Locals’ favourite places

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1. The Druid
1357 Cambridge St
55local recommendations
Demerson
Demerson says “A great neighborhood Irish bar, the best and proper fish and chips in town, served in newspaper just...” ·
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2. Drink
348 Congress St
52local recommendations
Jay
Jay says “Boston was a bit late on the "craft cocktail" thing but Drink is quite good. The food menu is limite...” ·
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3. Brick and Mortar
567 Massachusetts Ave
47local recommendations
Melissa
Melissa says “Brick and Mortar doesn't have a sign - so listen carefully if you want to find it. Look for the Dosa...” ·
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4. Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue
41local recommendations
Elijah
Elijah says “If you find yourself on the other side of the river, Eastern Standards is one of my favorite spots i...” ·
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5. Backbar
7 Sanborn Ct
41local recommendations
Chandra
Chandra says “This is the best bar in the square for cocktails and "bar food." This tiny bar is a hidden gem. Sepa...” ·
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6. Brendan Behan Pub
378 Centre St
37local recommendations
Kevin
Kevin says “The neighborhoods best "local" still run by the lads Finbar brought with him from the old sod. Musi...” ·
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7. The Plough and Stars
912 Massachusetts Ave
35local recommendations
Lili
Lili says “Cozy Irish pub serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on weekends. Open Mon-Wed 11:30am–1am, Thur...” ·
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8. The Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave
31local recommendations
Peter
Peter says “Very eclectic, half local half not local crowd, sort of dingy bar, but lots of fun toward the weeken...” ·
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9. The Burren
247 Elm St
27local recommendations
Gretchen
Gretchen says “Our band (the Bagboys) plays here every Saturday from Sept-May, 5-8pm. It's free! Kids are welcome...” ·
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10. The Field Pub
20 Prospect St
28local recommendations
Brian
Brian says “Really simple go-to neighborhood bar. Pool and darts in the back room, and a hidden back patio...! ...” ·
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11. Atwood's Tavern
877 Cambridge St
34local recommendations
Simone
Simone says “Great barwith live music , super close, they have a very cute outdoor patio in back to sit and eat w...” ·
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12. Gaslight Brasserie du Coin
560 Harrison Ave
25local recommendations
Marla
Marla says “Right by the SoWa market and arts district. A cluster of studios and galleries are at 450 Harrison. ...” ·
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13. Bukowski Tavern
1281 Cambridge St
28local recommendations
Monta
Monta says “Okay, this place used to be the bomb. But then they renovated and changed up their menu. Now it's a ...” ·
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14. Spoke Wine Bar
89 Holland St
22local recommendations
Demerson
Demerson says “Gorgeous, intimate wine bar. Reservations recommended. Sadly, Spoke is slated to close December 2...” ·
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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...” ·
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16. Lucky's Lounge
355 Congress St
21local recommendations
Elise
Elise says “Super fun bar with great food offerings. They have Jazz brunches on Sunday and Sinatra nights. Alw...” ·
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17. Middlesex Lounge
315 Massachusetts Ave
20local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “DJs come through and spin an eclectic mix of dance, funk, hip hop, and anything else you can imagine...” ·
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18. Bull McCabe's
366 Somerville Ave
19local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “Classic pub, very small, TV-free, good beers, and some seriously delicious food during the day (incl...” ·
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19. Toad
1912 Massachusetts Ave
17local recommendations
Kay
Kay says “Free, good, live music every night. Say your staying in my place. Blue Ribbons late Tues. Nights!” ·
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20. The Squealing Pig - Boston
134 Smith St
17local recommendations
Steven
Steven says “Great neighborhood bar and restaurant. Good beer selection. Can be especially popular with the Longw...” ·
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21. The People's Republik
878 Massachusetts Ave
18local recommendations
Monta
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...” ·
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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.” ·
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23. Grafton Street Pub & Grill
1230 Massachusetts Ave
17local recommendations
S
S says “You checked-in late night and you need a quick bite (quality food for reasonable price, refreshingly...” ·
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24. Thirsty Scholar Pub
70 Beacon St
17local recommendations
Andrew
Andrew says “Nearby Irish pub where the opening scene of the Social Network was filmed.” ·
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25. Anchovies
433 Columbus Ave
15local recommendations
Steven
Steven says “A cute little "divey" bar with a Italian fare. It's small and sometimes gets crowded.” ·
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26. Olde Magoun's Saloon
518 Medford St
14local recommendations
Tim
Tim says “Irish pub with excellent beer selection, soccer/football TV coverage, lunch, dinner (including tradi...” ·
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27. Green Street
Green St
14local recommendations
Marko
Marko says “Great restaurant that's a common hangout for the tech wunderkinds of Cambridge. The best bartenders ...” ·
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28. Hops N Scotch
1306 Beacon St
13local recommendations
Meera
Meera says “Serve good IPAs and bourbon! Also have great brunches!”
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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.” ·
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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...” ·