The Scene – Clarkes Boston is a charming Faneuil Hall staple that attracts a mixed crowd of mostly 20-somethings. At the entrance, you will see a medium sized, square-shaped room that is for the most part dominated by a large square bar. You will notice finished wood and exposed brick all over the place and a few high restaurant chairs and tables. Walk through the first room of Clarkes Boston and you will see the entrance to the second room, which their is a line to get in to from time to time. This room has a bit more of an open layout, with another four-sided square bar to your right, some seating around the edges, open space straight ahead and a library to the left. Well, not a real library but it is decorated to look one. The library is a cool feature of Clarke’s and it gives this room a smart and cozy feeling. A few people will usually be boogying in the open space in the middle of the room because it makes for a nice little dance area. What I like about Clarke’s is the welcoming, friendly vibe it has making it a great place to go and meet new people. Clarke’s Faneuil Hall is off the beaten path of most other bars in this area but it has always been a very popular Faneuil watering hole.
Address – 21 Merchant’s Row. Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number – 617-227-7800
Parking – 75 State Street Garage (located at 5 Broad St) (only $14)
Similar Bars – Faneuil Hall
Surrounding Bars – Standard Bars
Dress Code – Lenient
Cover Charge – $5
Sports on TV – Yes
Crowd – 20 somethings (many college students and recent grads)
Music – Top 40, some old school
Line – Gets pretty crowded from what I’ve seen, I went late one night and had to wait about 10 minutes before they could let us in, and the bouncer wasn’t just holding the line like they would at other places. They were legitimately too full to let us in. Go early.
Dancing – Kinda sorta, there was an area in the second room where some people were dancing but I’m still not sure if I would consider it a dedicated dance floor
Guy to Girl Ratio – 55/45 guys
Promotions – $3 miller light draughts and $3 watermelon sherbet shots
Industry Night/Good Weekday Night –
Sunday – Dirty Water Tv’s Sunday Funday, 1/2 priced apps and $3 beers from 6-9pm and open mic from 9-11pm.
Tuesday – Trivia from 6-8pm