Boston - 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.
During the week, this spacious Back Bay institution draws an after-work crowd looking to take advantage of cheap “happy hour” drink specials.
With indie rock blaring from open until close and the city’s best selection of draft beer, this is one of the few bars where the alternative and the intellectual come to mingle.
Located right outside Fenway Park, sports fans of all stripes come to share pitchers of beer and cheer for their favorite team.
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.
Paradise Rock Club
Big enough to attract top musicians but small enough to keep the performances intimate, Boston’s best live music venue draws the premiere acts in town.
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.
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.
Kings is a 24,000 square foot facility where you find 16 ten-pin bowling lanes, a billiards room featuring Brunswick Gold Crown Table and multiple bars and lounges. You can also watch the hottest sports action on one of the six projection screens. At Kings, they also arrange karaoke nights and live music.