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.
Carrie Nation Restaurant & Cocktail Club celebrates the aristocratic charm of Boston during the pre-Prohibition era between the two World Wars. It is replete with velvet chairs, period lamps and candles casting a dim glow, a stately white bar counter with Victorian mirrors and columns, and shelves lined with bottles exhibiting vintage labels. Its beverages are named after the who's who of the city. Its eclectic cocktail selection includes the gin-infused Million Dollar Cop, inspired by the famous brewer Garret Oliver, and the tequila-based King Solomon. One can also try their Rascal King and Liggett’s Literature, influenced by politicians and writers respectively. This restaurant tweaks American classics and offers a menu comprising of dishes like Lobster BLT, and Truffle Mac and Cheese. Its multiple themed bars, including the Speakeasy Room, can be hired for private dining and parties.
In a sea of Irish pubs, Cornwall's stands tall as Boston's only British pub. Its location next to Boston University doesn't quite make it a college bar but you do find lots of young people here. You can order over 80 different beers from all around the world including British ales like John Courage. There are darts, board games and video games to amuse you as you empty your beer mug. On menu is the traditional British fare and light pub grub like sandwiches, salads and the old fish-n-chips.
This 70,000 square foot (6503.21 square meter) complex is a one-stop entertainment avenue that provides food, drinks, sports and entertainment, all under one roof! Jillian's Boston has a massive number of arcade games, pool tables, Lucky Strike bowling lane, multiple bars, a spacious dance floor, and a lounge. Promising an evening full of games and food, this place is a favorite with youngsters looking for a fun and challenging time. The complex is quite spacious and directions to each of the facilities are easy to understand.
If you're looking out for place to feast on cheap drinks in Boston, then look no further than Silhouette Lounge. This diver bar has been operating since the 1960s, offering people with a casual haven for drinking and chatting. While the beers are priced at extremely pocket-friendly rates, you also get free popcorn with it. Pool tables, dart boards and arcade games are available for you and your friends to while away your time at Silhouette Lounge.
Experience Irish hospitality in Newton by visiting Tommy Doyle's, a wonderful Irish pub with a welcoming atmosphere. Bathed in warm ombre tones, it repletes the coziness of a traditional pub. Sample their specials such as delicious craft beer and flavorful cocktails and pair them with classic Irish pub fare. For entertainment, you can attend their live music sessions as well as trivia nights.
Scholars American Bistro & Cocktail Lounge is not an intellectual hub but a sleek diner and bar in downtown. It features four distinct spaces; The Balcony with its customized chandeliers, lounge chairs and sofas is the largest while The Lounges comprises of three small areas with elegant chairs, martini tables and a fireplace. The Billiards is decked up with black and white photos, and has huge built to order professional pool tables. Lastly The Windows is ideal for parties and business events. Their menu is a creative twist of classics and includes dishes like Jerk Chicken Lollipops, Grilled Chicken Pita, Cornish Hen, Ox Tail Ragu, White Clam Linguini and Panko Chicken Sandwich. Take a sip of Harpoon Seasonal and Seadog Blueberry in draft brews and Wachusetts Blueberry and Amstel Light in cans. Or try their specialty cocktails such as The Dead Poet, 1775 and Painkiller. No matter what your occasion is, you can be assured of a memorable dining experience at Scholars.
Boston Beer Works on Canal Street opened in 2001 and is near TD Garden. This brewpub and restaurant is spread across two levels and can take a glimpse of the process of beer making. Take a sip of any of the 15 tap brews and dig into their delicious grub. They have two other locations in the city.
Call this place Croke Park, and people will not guess what you are referring to, but ask around for Whitey's and you will immediately be pointed to a green door, tucked inside a red-bricked nondescript building. A popular hangout for the locals, Croke Park/Whitey's is filled with energy. Walk in through the doors, and you will be welcomed into a lively space, filled with warmth. The drinks are cheap and though food is not served, you can bring your own and heat it in the microwave. The pool tables are free; enjoy a few rounds while making new friends at Croke Park/Whitey's.
The cabin-like doors of the State Park Bar let you into a dive bar straight from the 80s. Neon beer signs and antique pinball machines complete its playful decor. While you wait for the comforting southern soul food, you could play some pool or try your hand at the table shuffleboard. Menu highlights include Memphis BBQ spaghetti and Snappy’s famous pork chop.