Bars in Boston

From artisanal, bitters-infused cocktails to shot-and-a-beer dives, it’s easy to make an evening out at any number of diverse watering holes scattere... Read More

From artisanal, bitters-infused cocktails to shot-and-a-beer dives, it’s easy to make an evening out at any number of diverse watering holes scattered around the city. Boston nightlife offers plenty of bars inside the city’s Financial District, which sits right on the Boston Inner Harbor. For something a little more off the beaten path, the Hojoko izakaya will have you rethink sake, and the Banyan Bar and Refuge serves all tastes with its extensive cocktail list.

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  • Banyan Bar & Refuge

    You’ll notice the presence of banyan tree roots dangling above your head at this South End destination, a rather appropriate decorative touch as you... Read More

  • Brendan Behan's

    In a city replete with “Irish” pubs, Jamaica Plain’s own Brendan Behan’s stands a shot glass of Jameson above the rest. Read More

  • Deep Ellum

    Homemade bitters provide the signature notes throughout the cocktails here; order up a “Texas Money” (tequila with tart grapefruit cordial), and stick... Read More

  • Drink

    Give the bartenders a word or two describing what you want (like “tart” and “violet”) and they’ll mix up hand-cut ice cubes, artisanal bitters, and... Read More

  • Hojoko

    Amidst Japanese tchotchkes, this loud and outrageous izakaya (Japanese tavern) tucked into the side of the Verb Hotel offers fine sake, frozen... Read More

  • Jacob Wirth

    This beer hall has done business at the same location in the Theater District since 1878, and remains a popular after-work destination with an... Read More

  • Legal Harborside

    As 737s take off from nearby airport and the third-floor bar fills up against the setting sun, it’s easy to see why those who wish to be close to the... Read More

  • OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

    If James Bond were to find himself in Boston, he’d land on top of the roof of the Fairmont Copley Hotel and grab his martini at this well-heeled locale. Read More

  • Row 34

    At the bar of this recent arrival to the Fort Point area, you’ll notice the clean lines of brick-and-steel surroundings; it's a fine setting for... Read More

  • Stoddard's

    Housed in a former luxe cutlery store, Stoddard’s is a place where professionals gather in Downtown Crossing for after-work merriment. Read More

  • The Frogmore

    The Carolinas have migrated to Jamaica Plain with the truly down-home feel at the Frogmore. Read More

  • The Gallows

    Design elements of recycled wood and exposed steel give this South End watering hole an industrial tone—a fitting background for the loud, raucous... Read More

  • The Hawthorne

    Zebra couches in quiet corners give the Hawthorne a risqué touch, which is nice if you’re coming here with a special someone. This Kenmore Square... Read More

  • Trade

    As you sit down at Trade, your eyes catch the twinkle-twinkle of the glass pendant lights. Behind the bar you’ll most likely see Tenzin Samdo working on... Read More

  • Tres Gatos

    Sliding over to the bar at this Jamaica Plain joint is a good idea any night of the week, as the rotating cava list and specialty cocktails are the... Read More

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