Boston, MA - Bars & Nightlife

Boston is a diehard sports town, and that infatuation is reflected in its bar scene. However, the trendy lounges and dive bars of Back Bay offer an alternative to the sports bar scene.

Home to rock legends such as Aerosmith, the Pixies and, well, Boston – Boston is a live music town with several outstanding venues. Electronic music aficionados should head to Lansdowne Street, where the young and scantily clad come to dance the night away.

Cure Lounge

The design aesthetics of Cure Lounge were drawn from a strong focus on history and mood. Originally designed to be the ladies lounge and orchestra area to the theatre, this uniquely beautiful space called for an understated elegance evocative of the period. Finished with a "Victorian Chic" design, the glamorized cues of Cure Lounge are evident from the moment you step in. Bold dramatic statements of shapes and patterns with a subtle, sophisticated color palette, balance and juxtapose each other in Jing-Jang form to bring a unique vibe to this historical Boston gem.

Address246 Tremont South (Theater District)
Opening hoursSaturday-Sunday 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Webtinyurl.com/ReserveCureLounge
More InfoCure VIP Package Includes ($500): VIP Table Area with Minimum Spend of $500 includes all Premium Spirits, Complimentary Admission for up to 10 Guests, Skip the Line Privileges

Gypsy Bar

A mix of high style decor and luxurious amenities. The city's best DJs spin a mix of EDM and Top 40 for a packed dance floor. Larger groups can take advantage of the venue's variety of VIP suites. The European inspired decor at Gypsy Bar creates a high energy and trendy atmosphere, a key reason to why the wait line at Gypsy Bar is never ending. The sultry red lighting, gorgeous bars, and open space will definitely start your wild evening off right.

Address116 Boylston Street (Theater District)
Opening hoursFriday 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Webtinyurl.com/ReserveGypsyBar
More InfoGypsy VIP Party Includes ($400): VIP Table Area with Minimum Spend of $400 includes all Premium Spirits, Complimentary Admission for up to 10 Guests, Skip the Line Privileges

Venu

Address100 Warrenton Street (Theater District)
Opening hoursSaturday 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Webtinyurl.com/ReserveVenu
More InfoVenu VIP Celebration Includes ($600): VIP Table Area with Minimum Spend of $600 includes all Premium Spirits, Complimentary Admission for up to 10 Guests, Skip the Line Privileges

Rumor

Located in the bustling Theater District, Boston's best club brings together the sexiest and hippest people from around the globe. By providing excellent security and impeccable service, in a beautifully decorated space with state of the art sound, Rumor has raised the bar in Boston's night life. Rumor is far and away one of Boston's hottest nightclubs.

Address100 Warrenton Street (Theater District)
Opening hoursFriday 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Webtinyurl.com/ReserveRumor
More InfoRumor Includes ($450): VIP Table Area with Minimum Spend of $450 includes all Premium Spirits, Complimentary Admission for up to 10 Guests, Skip the Line Privileges

Storyville

The modern Storyville was born from Boston's black and white past. A past narrated by Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, and backed by riffs courtesy of Stan Getz and Duke Ellington in the legendary jazz club. Re-opened in 2011, Storyville today re-imagines that Red-Light District, decadent, speakeasy vibe with dining, dancing and drinks in Boston’s Back Bay.

Address90 Exeter Street (Back Bay)
Opening hoursWednesday 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Webtinyurl.com/ReserveStoryville
More InfoStoryville VIP Includes ($500): VIP Table Area with Minimum Spend of $500 includes all Premium Spirits, Complimentary Admission for up to 10 Guests, Skip the Line Privileges

The Black Rose

Coats of arms, Irish flags and photos of the motherland coat the walls of this traditional Irish pub where Guinness flows freely from the taps. Weekends occasionally feature live Irish music and dancing.

Address160 State Street, Downtown
Phone+1 617 742 2286
Public TransportState Street, Aquarium Station
Webwww.irishconnection.com

Middle East

Across the Charles River in Cambridge sits the Boston area’s Mecca for punk and indie rock. Downstairs, punk and indie bands blast through their sets, while upstairs, the smaller, renovated room hosts more laid-back acoustic and hip-hop shows.

Address472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Phone+1 617 864 3278
Public TransportCentral Square
Webwww.mideastclub.com

Umbria Prime/Umbria The Nightclub

Umbria Prime is one of Boston's premier steakhouses, serving up lunch and dinner throughout the week. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, its top floors are the home of Prime the Nightclub, a world-class club with 25+ clientele that draws the talents of internationally-famed DJs. Here you will find an ultra lounge with vodka bar, two spacious dance floors, a VIP lounge, and plush couches.

Address295 Franklin Street
Phone+1 617 338 1000
Public TransportOrange/Blue line: State Street; Red line: Downtown Crossing/South Station
Webwww.umbriaristorante.com

Eastern Standard Bar

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this trendy establishment in Boston's Kenmore Square is a great place to have a meal or grab drinks with friends.

Address528 Commonwealth Avenue
Phone+1 617 532 9100
Opening hoursDaily 7 a.m.-2 a.m.
Webeasternstandardboston.com
More InfoReservations recommended

Gypsy Bar

This swanky 21+ nightclub is the place to go on the weekends to dance the night away to DJs spinning the catchiest tunes.

Address116 Boylston Street
Phone+1 617 482 7799
Opening hoursFriday and Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Webwww.gypsybarboston.com

House of Blues Boston

The House of Blues is a concert venue hosting major national acts. It's also a great place to grab dinner Thursday-Saturday.

Cheers Boston

Visit the pub that inspired the setting of the TV series "Cheers". The bar also hosts several live events and welcomes children until 10 p.m.

Address84 Beacon Street
Phone+1 617 227 9605
Webwww.cheersboston.com

The PourHouse Bar & Grill

With three fully-stocked bars and a kitchen that's open late, the PourHouse is a great place to hang out on game nights, or any other night for that matter.

Address907 Boylston Street
Phone+1 617 236 1767
Webwww.pourhouseboston.com

Howl at the Moon

Howl at the Moon is the answer for those seeking a different experience from the typical bar and club scene. Patrons of this dueling piano bar become part of the performance.

Address184 High Street
Phone+1 617 292 4695
Opening hoursMonday-Friday from 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday from 5 p.m.-2 a.m., and Sunday from 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Webwww.howlatthemoon.com

The Place

Good food, good drinks, and good music are the perfect trio to make this the place to spend a fun evening in the financial district.

Address2 Broad Street
Phone+1 617 523 2081
Opening hoursMonday-Friday from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
Webtheplaceboston.com