Drinks & Nightlife in Boston

Where local Airbnb hosts say to go sip on a good cocktail or dance the night away. Enjoy!

Locals’ favourite places

1. Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
306 Northern Ave
56local recommendations
Lisa says “This brew hall is fun, but if you're going for a tour, head over early in the day and purchase your ...” ·
2. Samuel Adams
30 Germania St
73local recommendations
Perry says “With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of craft beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer dr...” ·
3. The Druid
1357 Cambridge St
55local recommendations
Iliana says “An Irish pub that doesn't feel like an American Irish Pub. Food is good. Cozy place for winter night...” ·
4. Drink
348 Congress St
52local recommendations
Chris & Claire
Chris & Claire says “Awesome bar with amazing specialty drinks. Another one by Barbara Lynch, right next to her Sportell...” ·
5. Wally's Cafe Jazz Club
427 Massachusetts Ave
53local recommendations
Gloria says “This place has great live music, jazz and blues mostly. Dark and narrow it's a Boston staple that s...” ·
6. Brick and Mortar
567 Massachusetts Ave
47local recommendations
Peter says “A fun place with awesome cocktails. Especially the off menu drinks. There is no sign on the door but...” ·
7. Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue
41local recommendations
Amanda says “Couldn't decide if this should be a bar or restaurant because they do both so well! One of the best ...” ·
8. Aeronaut Brewing Company
14 Tyler St
40local recommendations
Kevin says “It's the most kid-friendly brewery you'll ever see, with video games, board games, and more. Also, t...” ·
9. Backbar
7 Sanborn Ct
41local recommendations
Jesa & John
Jesa & John says “Widely acknowledged as the epicenter of the cocktail revolution in the Boston area (menu changes oft...” ·
10. 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...” ·
11. The Plough and Stars
912 Massachusetts Ave
35local recommendations
Peter says “A cozy local Irish pub with enough history and character. An excellent selection of beer at decent p...” ·
12. The Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave
31local recommendations
Joan says “Fun, if a little -rough- around- the- edges. Home of Lil' Joe Cook. Blues sit- ins, Celtic music si...” ·
13. The Burren
247 Elm St
27local recommendations
Frank says “Irish Pub that has a faithful following. There's sometimes life music. The food is pub food and midd...” ·
14. Esplanade Hatch
1 David G Mugar Way
28local recommendations
Shiyi says “The Esplanade is a stretch of walking and biking paths along the Boston side of the Charles River. T...” ·
15. 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...! ...” ·
16. Atwood's Tavern
877 Cambridge St
34local recommendations
Reed says “Best outdoor seating in town, and the food far exceeds your average pub fare. Live music nightly.” ·
17. Hatch Memorial Shell
47 David G Mugar Way
24local recommendations
Marina says “It's nice for running along the Charles river, relaxing outside on the grass away from the hustle of...” ·
18. Gaslight Brasserie du Coin
560 Harrison Ave
25local recommendations
Jon says “Beautiful French bistro-style restaurant, feels and tastes like unpretentious Paris. Our favorite sp...” ·
19. Bukowski Tavern
1281 Cambridge St
28local recommendations
Marko says “Open late with a great beer selections. Have a sudden urge for tater tots - look no further. Cash On...” ·
20. House of Blues Boston
15 Lansdowne St
25local recommendations
Marla says “Medium sized music venue - shows typically sellout” ·
21. Spoke Wine Bar
89 Holland St
22local recommendations
Caitlin says “A small tapas and wine bar, Spoke is intimate and romantic. With great staff and simple decor, Spoke...” ·
22. 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...” ·
23. Lucky's Lounge
355 Congress St
21local recommendations
Meri says “There is not even a name on this bldg. Enter this lounge to bring you back to days of old... live j...” ·
24. ImprovBoston
40 Prospect St
19local recommendations
Peter says “Small theater offering sketch, improv & stand-up comedy performances & classes.” ·
25. 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...” ·
26. Bull McCabe's
366 Somerville Ave
19local recommendations
Bill says “Cozy and quaint Irish pub. Friendly folks. Free live music most nights. Especially, check out David ...” ·
27. Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire St
20local recommendations
Joe says “Sit-down live music to relax to or get up on the dance floor, your pick.” ·
28. 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!” ·
29. 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...” ·
30. The People's Republik
878 Massachusetts Ave
18local recommendations
Lili says “Open daily at noon, until 1am Sun-Wed, until 2am Thur-Sat. Food served until 10pm. Brunch on weekend...” ·