This venerable club, founded in 1947, was the first African-American-owned nightclub in New England. Wally's Cafe is a proving ground for young jazz musicians, and audience members (or famous visitors) often step up and jam. Much of the narrow space is filled with the bar, and it is standing-room-only on weekend nights. The crowd is a mix of musicians, locals and bohemians of all ages. Live music is played every night and there is a jazz brunch on Sunday afternoons.
If you are looking for quality music in an intimate atmosphere, this Cambridge spot fits the bill. Live music is on tap nightly, as are a variety of microbrews and a full bar. Local bands are a mainstay here, but national stars have stopped by to give performances as well.
Brendan Behan Pub is small, intimate and dark, and the atmosphere is as Irish as you can get without boarding a plane. Live Irish music 'seisiuns' entertain the loyal patrons, many of whom have a Dublin lilt to their speech as they down their pints of Guinness. A few bowls of chips line the bar, but you cannot buy food here. As you drink, admire the Irish wall decor, make new friends and maybe even dance a jig.
If you have difficulty making choices, this place is your nightmare as there are over 100 different beers to choose from behind the bar. Bukowski's is a thoroughly pleasant place to enjoy a pint and some simple pub-style food. The menu features the popular Bukowski burger as well as entrees ranging from wraps and tuna melts to buffalo wings and veggie specials. Visit this place if you are a beer lover.http://
Tom English's Cottage may not be the typical old-world Irish tavern one may expect, but is a blend of Irish hospitality, food and a modern Boston ambiance. The drinks offered here are delicious, and is sure to please your palate and pocket. You can even carry your own food along, but the fish and chips is a definite must-try. Dart boards, pool tables and Buck Hunter are available to while away your time here. Tom says no to credit cards, so carry ample cash while visiting this watering hole.
Since 1929, Caffe Vittoria has been serving espresso and gelati to the Italian community of the North End. On weekends, a lively post-dinner crowd keeps the place humming until late at night. Chrome dominates the four levels with three bars, numerous parlor tables and shiny bakery cases. The enticements include traditional tiramisu, connoli, biscotti and more. Lounge at the bar that serves a fine cappuccino with Sambuca! Credit cards are not accepted.
Located in the heart of Boston, Sterling's serves some excellent American dishes. The place has a classic and subtle decor with a large outdoor seating area. The food served is delicious and the cocktails are creative and innovative. Enjoy your meal in a relaxed atmosphere and take in the street life. Unwind with your friends and enjoy the ambiance. They also have happy hours offering tempting deals. Check their website for more information.
Clarke's Turn of The Century is a popular watering hole in town. It also boasts to have 41 high definition televisions that will delight any sports fan. With their friendly service, cozy look and delightful drinks and bar bites, it is a nice spot to unwind with friends.
This affable bar opened its doors in 2001. Sidebar offers arcade games, a jukebox and many televisions for entertainment. While their inexpensive drinks are better than any happy hour deals in town. Their food is typical pub grub though is tasty. All in all, it is a nice spot to hangout with friends.
Beantown Pub is your typical American bar in downtown Boston. With its huge shark wall signage, dim lights and eight pool tables, it is a popular spot to hangout. This bar even has an internet jukebox where you can play any music of your choice. Dig into their Popcorn Shrimp, Chicken Tenders, Chicken Wings, Turkey Tips and The Beantown. Take a sip of draft beers and enjoy the night in good company.
The Point is a bi-level sports bar and restaurant in the North End. Their warm and inviting ambiance complete with soft lights and, brick and wood walls is pleasing to the eye. Catch a game on their television or listen to live music. Dig into their freshly prepared any time of the day or late night. Take a sip of a cold beer and unwind with your friends at this affable spot.