The Scene – The Bell in Hand Boston is a restaurant bar with live music and DJs on the weekends located in the Faneuil Hall area that attracts a mostly a 21-mid 20s crowd. It is a medium to large sized space with basically four main rooms. Upon entering The Bell in Hand Boston, there is a room with some seating to the left, a stage for the live bands straight ahead and a medium sized bar to the right. If you walk through past the bar and the bands, there is a separate room if you go right down a hall in what I call “the corner room.” I call it this because the Bell in Hand layout comes to a point at the end of the space so these side rooms on both floors are triangular shaped. This room has another bar in it and some more restaurant seating. The top floor has a similar layout, but in the main room on the top floor there is more open space for dancing and there is also a DJ booth. This is the room that everyone is waiting in line to get into downstairs. I like The Bell in Hand because there is always stuff going on there, it always reaches capacity, they consistently have good bands and the dance floor upstairs is always jumping. Also, they have flat screen TVs throughout the bar so if you want to catch a game there is plenty of space to do so. The Bell in Hand overall is a very versatile Boston nightlife destination.
Address – 45 Union Street. Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number – 617-227-2098
Parking – Parcel 7 Parking Garage. 136 Blackstone Street. Boston, MA 02108. Street parking also available
Closes – 2am
Similar Bars – Live Music, Places to Dance, Standard Bars
Surrounding Bars – Faneuil Hall, North End
Dress Code – Lenient
Cover Charge – $10
Sports on TV – Yes
Crowd – Early 20s to mid 30s (Very diverse, college students, recent grads and some older cats in the mix)
Music – 1st floor has live band playing rock & pop, 2nd floor has hip hop DJ
Line –Yes (Can get very long after 10:30 or so)
Dancing – Yes
Guy to Girl Ratio – 50/50
Industry Night/Good Weekday Night – Tuesday – has live music and karaoke.
Wednesdays – live music
Thurs-Fri they have live music on the first floor and a DJ on the 2nd.