Best Bars in Boston

Locals’ favorite places

1. 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...” ·
2. 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...” ·
3. 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...” ·
4. 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 ...” ·
5. 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...” ·
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
Peter says “A cozy local Irish pub with enough history and character. An excellent selection of beer at decent p...” ·
8. 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...” ·
9. 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...” ·
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
Reed says “Best outdoor seating in town, and the food far exceeds your average pub fare. Live music nightly.” ·
12. 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...” ·
13. 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...” ·
14. 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...” ·
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
Meri says “There is not even a name on this bldg. Enter this lounge to bring you back to days of old... live j...” ·
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
Bill says “Cozy and quaint Irish pub. Friendly folks. Free live music most nights. Especially, check out David ...” ·
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
Lili says “Open daily at noon, until 1am Sun-Wed, until 2am Thur-Sat. Food served until 10pm. Brunch on weekend...” ·
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...” ·