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Top bar recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 153 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“It is a famous restaurant in Boston. It is on the top of Prudential Center with a good view to see the whole Boston.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Chef Ken Oringer is a 3x James Beard nominee for restauranteur of the year. This is the most NYC in vibe in terms of liveliness and fun. Small plates/tapas focus with delicious food. Great for groups and brunch.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“A historic and local favorite! One of the last true jazz clubs showcasing the best local talent. If you love Jazz, this is your spot.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Hip, tasty and great people watching! Start with a few tapas and wine and your off to a great evening!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Barbara Lynch, doyenne of Boston dining, is the captain of this seafood restaurant in the heart of the South End. Head to its adorably cloistered rear patio, then dive in to a wide-ranging raw bar selection, Mediterranean-inflected fish preparations, and elegant expressions of New England seafood standards. B&G even offers oyster-shucking classes, if you’re looking to be the half-shell hero of your next beach party.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The best pizza, beer, ice cream shop in the area. They make everything fresh here, even the pasta! This place is also REALY good value for money. It books up quick so go early! Eat at the bar! Pick up Take Out Pizza!!!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Festival
“Going to SoWa market is my favorite way to spend a weekend. During the cold months the market happens indoors, and in the summer takes place outside. Find everything from carrots to vintage jewelry. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Arguably the best burgers (plural) in Boston and a favorite watering hole for industry folks thirsty for a great cocktail.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is the place my husband and I go almost every Thursday. Happy hour from 4-6 with food specials. It's always good food and drinks and predictable. Great Italian. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Your Sunday-morning brunch take-off to a SOWA shopping stroll and cute-dog obstacle course.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“A local dive bar that serves old school Italian food, like iceberg lettuce salad with creamy Italian dressing and clams in garlic and wine sauce. Popular late night spot with local chefs and folks in the restaurant biz to unwind after work. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Casual, typical bar food. They have Tater Tots on the menu! Nice outdoor seating in the good weather. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Arguably the best burger in Boston, and under-rated everything else that comes out of this kitchen. YUM. Great spot to get stranded in a snow storm.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Delicious, classy French place for a nice dinner. Not too loud, but definitely make reservations. Ask for a quiet table, especially a booth in the room to the right of the entrance.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A tribute to the old world European boucheries, The Butcher Shop is both a neighborhood wine bar and a full service butcher shop. Inspired by Chef Barbara Lynch’s travels throughout France and Italy, The Butcher Shop is the perfect place to have a glass of wine along with a small bite or linger over a meal. Have sat beside Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen here.”
  • 20 locals recommend