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.
Drink pulls off that intimate feeling, not only with its decor and atmosphere, but also with its attentive and competent bartending staff. The mixologists are good at using fresh ingredients to create delicious and unexpected drinks on the spot. This gem of a bar also serves tasty bar bites. So feast on some pub fares that will deliciously accompany your specialty cocktail.
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.
Howl at the Moon is a great place to experience Boston nightlife. This bar, located in Financial District, hosts some of the most happening parties and club events in town. Enjoy happy hour with drink specials like their cocktail buckets, best enjoyed when shared and complemented with delicious appetizers. Dueling pianos are a big attraction here, and keep the crowd entertained all night.
Located underground Caffe Vittoria in North End, Stanza dei Sigari is a Boston institution that is reminiscent of the city’s 1920s social scene. A cigar-shaped signboard that actually dispenses smoke, greets visitors at this former men-only speakeasy. On offer are premium spirits, cigars as well as hookah. The decor is a collection of novelties and memorabilia curated from over centuries. Antique humidors and vintage cigar labels make for a unique ambiance.
Minibar is an upscale and aesthetic bar located within the Copley Square Hotel. Contrary to what the name suggests, this spacious place features modern and sleek décor with a comfortable outdoor patio area, crisp white high top chairs, ceiling tiles and funky lighting fixtures. The drinks list features an excellent selection of well-crafted classic and innovative cocktails and the small-plate menu is a high point, especially the mini beef burgers and crab rangoons. This trendy lounge is popular with the local young professionals and makes for a great after-work hangout.
Hard Rock Cafe is one of the world's most famous and popular chain of restaurants in the world, and the city of Boston has an outlet of its own. With a good collection of rock memorabilia and some fantastic interiors, this place is an extremely popular hangout with the hip youngsters, especially the Cavern Club that is located within the cafe. The atmosphere at the HRC is energetic and there are a wide variety of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic to choose from. A good place for a light snack, lingering over drinks and socializing.
Highlighted with red and yellow paint strips, Hong Kong, is a Chinese themed restaurant and bar. The restaurant first opened in 1954, and concocted their first 'Scorpion Bowl and ever since it is one of the famous cocktail bowls in the sphere. The pub is known for its nightlife activities and patrons flock to delight at the bar and enjoy the live music, up-beat dance floor and Karaoke at the bar. The food menu is diversified as it has American and Chinese food choices. The menu is composed to meet all taste sizes and serves specialties like, Chicken Fingers and Beef with Mushrooms. The venue also houses buffet option for meals. It hosts live musical events, where-in patrons are welcomed to enjoy their enticing choices of spirits and cocktails. The upbeat, trendy, and fancy environment at the venue, is praised by the locals.
Sissy K's is a bi-level lively bar in town. While the first floor has karaoke every Sunday to Thursday and live music on the remaining days, the second level is reserved for DJ nights from Thursdays through Saturdays. Enjoy their happy hours everyday from 4p to 7p along with complimentary food. It is one of the popular hangouts for the hipster crowd in town.
Spectacular light shows, an impressive sound system and a line-up featuring some of the best DJs, head to The Grand Boston for the ultimate nightclub experience. The interior of the club is drenched in subtle golden hues and the whole setting looks ethereal as the sun goes down. The club is divided into several sections, including a special private lounge, stadium VIP section, and a dazzling dance floor. The usage of Kinetic and LED lighting is a visual treat and blasting with foot thumping music, you are transported to a whole new world.