How to Find YOUR Bar on HNL

March 24th, 2012, 05:03:49 Bobby

Whether new to town or just turning 21, experiencing nightlife in a new city can be a daunting task. Even for myself, keeping track of everything Boston nightlife can be very tough and it’s my job! On this website, there are ratings for over 250 bars and I’m still finding new ones all the time! […]


Best Bars to Take a Date in Boston

November 27th, 2011, 04:11:18 Bobby

People always ask me, what place in Boston is good for this and what place is good for that. A common question I get is what are the best places to take a date in (or around) Boston. I am not much of a romantic myself so this is a difficult question for me to answer […]


Boston’s Best Dive Bars by Luke O’Neil

November 26th, 2011, 12:11:08 Bobby

Written by freelance writer and dive bar connoisseur Luke O’Neil, Boston’s Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in Beantown is probably one of the easiest, most entertaining reads I have encountered in a long time. Personally, I’ve always been enamored with dive bars because of their ironic nature and stark contrast to their pretentious counterpart: […]


Bijou Boston Nightclub

November 26th, 2011, 11:11:31 Bobby

On the edge of Chinatown and the Theater District, Bijou Boston Nightclub has been one of the premier house nightclubs in the city since late 2011. Up one flight of stairs, the layout of this place is very open (rectangular) and has a world class sound system that helps attract some of the most famous DJs in the world to spin there. The DJ booth is up to the left overseeing the club right when you enter. In the middle of the room are VIP tables and a dance floor in the middle of those. Past the VIP tables and dance floor is the main bar and to the right (at the back of the room) is another bar. In that back area is some VIP seating around the edges of the back of the room. Bijou’s electric lighting system, chic, futuristic vibe and thumping sound system has made it one of the most popular spots in Boston since it opened.


Boston Bars With Best Promotions

November 25th, 2011, 06:11:34 Bobby

In Boston, if you go out on a Friday or Saturday night, the options are endless. DJs are spinning at every place you can imagine and places fill up pretty easily. This is a given since most people don’t work the next day or have school! Weekdays are another story though. Sunday night through Thursday […]


Emerald Lounge Boston

November 25th, 2011, 03:11:20 Bobby

In the Theater District’s beautiful new Revere Hotel, Emerald Lounge Boston is one of the new premier night spots. Open since 2012, this upscale club/lounge brings the Vegas/Miami club feel with it’s beautiful interior and exterior decor. The gold and silver finishes, neon lights and artistic fixtures hanging from the ceiling are what really really set off the interior here. It has a very futuristic, Jetsons-like vibe. Emerald Lounge is very open and spacious and never seems too crowded. In my opinion, the best part about this place is the single bathrooms. You will just have to see why when you go but they are unmatched by any others in Boston. On certain weekend nights, if you get there past 10, you might not get in so go early. Also, to enter, you must go through the back in the hotel. You cannot enter in the front.


Julep Bar Boston

November 25th, 2011, 02:11:16 Bobby

Nestled in the Financial District, Julep Bar Boston has been a premier nightclub/lounge since mid 2012. In the space that was once occupied by Revolution Rock Bar, ownership shut down, revamped and opened up a brand new place. The new feel is classy, understated and modern. The furniture and decor are nice but not over the top. The layout is fairly open and there are two floors, one being ground level and the other being below it. On the top floor, the stairs downstairs are to your immediate right when you walk in. All along the right wall is a VIP lounge area (great to rent out for bachelorette parties). Right past that is the DJ booth at the back right wall and straight ahead at the way back is the bathrooms. To the left when you enter is some more VIP seating and most of the left of Julep is dominated by the large bar that you will most likely be getting drinks at all night. Downstairs the layout is a bit smaller with another smaller bar right in front of you when you reach the bottom of the stairs. There is lounge-style seating all over the place surrounding the outer edges of this room. The top floor can get fairly crowded but with the open layout, people don’t tend to congregate too much in any one spot so you won’t feel claustrophobic as you might in some similar spots.


The Brahmin Boston

November 25th, 2011, 03:11:49 Bobby

In the US, the term Brahmin has been applied to the old, wealthy New England families of British Protestant origin that were influential in the development and leadership of science, arts, culture, politics, trade, and academia. I think the name fits the venue well. I think the name fits this venue just right.


Gem Restaurant & Lounge Boston

June 19th, 2011, 01:06:09 Bobby

A stylish-upscale, young professional crowd inhabits this downtown Boston club. With gorgeous decor and an attractive clientele, Gem Restaurant and Lounge is a must try.


Storyville Boston

May 18th, 2011, 06:05:34 Bobby

Occupying the space that was once Saint, Storyville Boston is one of Boston’s newest nightlife additions (Oct. 2011) and is really setting the standard for Boston nightlife which seems to be trending a little bit away from the college clubs and towards upscale nightlife with a far more sophisticated clientele looking for something more.


M Bar and Lounge Boston

May 18th, 2011, 06:05:03 Bobby

M Bar and Lounge is a high class bar/lounge located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston that attracts an opulent crowd of 30 to 40 somethings.


The Mission Bar and Grill

May 18th, 2011, 06:05:57 Bobby

The Mission Bar and Grill is restaurant by day, bar by night located on Huntington Ave on the Corner of Tremont Street. It Attracts a mixed crowd of college students, recent grads and local hospital workers depending on the night.


Whiskeys Boston

May 18th, 2011, 06:05:58 Bobby

Whiskeys Boston is a southern-style BBQ restaurant during the day and a live bar scene at night conveniently located on Boylston Street.


Marina Bay Ocean Club

May 18th, 2011, 05:05:12 Bobby

Marina Bay Ocean Club (previously Water Works and Marina Bay Beach Club until Boston nightlife mogul Frank DePasquale purchased it) is one of the premier night spots of Boston/Quincy. The thing that really sticks out to me about this place is the average attractiveness of people there. It’s really not comparable to other places in Boston. Although it’s just a seasonal spot open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it seems like all of the 9s and 10s wait until Marina Bay Ocean Club opens to go out in Boston. I don’t mean to overstate this fact, but if you have the opportunity I would highly recommend checking this spot out for yourself. Another thing I was really impressed with there was how good the music was that was playing. Some of the drawbacks of Marina Bay Ocean Club are definitely the line and the high cover charge. It cant tend to get cliquey in the sense that most people seem to be there in groups and almost come across as regulars but I can see how a place like this could generate repeat business. Also it is more of a bar/lounge spot, there is not a lot of dancing going on at any time which is a shame since they play such good music but there is plenty of room to dance at Marina Bay Ocean Club if your heart desires to do so.


Drink Boston

May 18th, 2011, 05:05:04 Bobby

Drink has a strong modern atmosphere with a loud positive vibe and sophisticated feel. I love the exposed brick with the light finished wood, the low hanging lights and the big square bar. Drink Boston has a very simple and elegant feel to it.


Clerys Boston

May 18th, 2011, 04:05:17 Bobby

Clerys Boston is a nice bar with an inviting atmosphere located on the edge of the South End and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston. It mostly attracts a crowd of young professionals in their mid to late 20s.


The Place Boston

May 18th, 2011, 09:05:31 Bobby

The Place is nestled in the Financial District right next to Faneuil Hall and attracts a mixed crowd of 20-somethings looking to dance and meet new people.


6B Lounge

May 7th, 2011, 06:05:22 Lito

There’s always something happening for all kinds of people at 6B. The wide range of industry nights attract a variety of people who appreciate the company of good friends. It’s a great combination of a classy place with a modern day feel. The price range isn’t outrageous as most people would expect from a nicer place nestled in between Beacon Hill and the Downtown area. The music is especially good on Friday nights where the biggest crowds gather for 90s night. The weekdays here tend to be a lot more subdued than if you go on weekend night I’ve noticed.


28 Degrees Boston

May 7th, 2011, 06:05:54 Bobby

28 Degrees Boston is a sharp, elegant bar/lounge located in the South End that attracts a sophisticated crowd of professionals mostly in their 30s and 40s.


29 Newbury

May 7th, 2011, 06:05:49 Lito

This place certainly gets crowded early being a smaller venue and the ages range from young professionals to established veterans. Be prepared to spend money when you go, just like most upscale restuarant bars in the city, drinks are expensive. Also, Newbury Street and expensive are synonymous. I would highly recommend this place if you want to meet some high class people who certainly can hold a conversation with the best of them.


21st Amendment Boston

May 7th, 2011, 04:05:36 Lito

21st Amendment Boston on the cusp of being a dive bar, definitely has the decor and dingy dive bar feel. They have a good trivia crowd on Sunday but can get packed early. Great place to grab a bite with friends after work. Like most neighborhood bars of it’s kind, there is a wide array of patrons ranging from young professionals to established veterans. 21st Amendment Boston is a bit expensive but well worth it. All in all it’s a small, dark, cramped venue and possibly the only place in Beacon Hill you won’t have cell reception.


Featured Bar: Lolita Cocina

April 10th, 2011, 03:04:59 Bobby

On Dartmouth St, right in between Boylston and Newbury, is one of the hottest new bars in Boston. It’s called Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. Lolita has been around for a few months now and just seems to be gaining more steam. I just recently went in there (last weekend) and the place was jumping. […]


Featured Bar: Market Bar Boston (MKT)

April 9th, 2011, 06:04:32 Bobby

Market is not by any stretch a new bar in Boston but it has been solid for a long time. On a Friday or Saturday night on just about any weekend during the year, you can go to Market and have a good time and it will just about never be empty. They play good […]


Birch Bar Boston

April 9th, 2011, 06:04:13 Bobby

Located in the Westin Hotel right next to Sauciety Restaurant, Birch Bar Boston is distinguished by dark wood, browns, blues and yellows throughout, modern decor and fancy carpet.


Beantown Beauties Photo Shoot @ Umbria 5/13

April 9th, 2011, 05:04:39 Bobby

Green T Enterprises and Chris Angel with New England Nightlife present to you Beantown Beauties Photo Shoot and Search Production by Nomi G this Friday, May 13th at the gorgeous Financial District nightclub, Umbria Prime. The special guest DJ will be DJ Chris Profenna. For VIP Table Reservations or guest list, contact Chris Angel at […]