Boston’s Nightlife is as varied as its historical landmarks and beautiful parks. And it is not just for locals. College students, tourists, business travelers, hipsters, and regular people looking for a good time mingle together in some great places in Boston’s Back Bay. Take a look!
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There are so many to choose from! But we’ve narrowed it down for you, so at least you have a starting point! These won’t disappoint.
Bukowski Tavern – 50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115. Since 1998, Bukowski Tavern has been serving the best beer available from local, regional, and global breweries. They serve Americana-style cuisine in a casual setting. This bar is cash only!
The Corner Tavern – 421 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02115. There are a lot of tourist traps in Boston’s Back Bay. The Corner Tavern is not one of them. This place might be the last neighborhood Bar/Restaurant in the Back Bay. The crowd is a friendly mix of all types, local residents of all ages, plus a few students and staff from nearby Berklee College and MIT.
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar – 271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116. One of the trendiest spots in the city! Lolita’s specializes in Mexican food and unique tequila drinks. Tuesday is all you can eat tacos!
The Pour House – 907 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115. The Pour House Bar & Grill is a no frills establishment. Well known to Bostonians as an inexpensive watering hole for people who want to get down and have a good time. It specializes in great attitude, great pricing, and great portions.
Back Bay Live Music
Berkley Performance Center. Showcasing more than 250 events each year, the BPC is one of the busiest theaters in Boston. Owned and operated by Berklee College of Music, the BPC hosts concerts by talented students, faculty & visiting artists, as well as concerts and events by outside promoters.
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. The BPO, founded by Benjamin Zander in 1979, features student, professional, and amateur musicians who present premier performances of top-notch classical music that is accessible and enjoyable for both music aficionados and the casual listener. The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (BPYO), founded in 2012, is a world-class, tuition-free ensemble that inspires passionate music-making in young musicians aged 12 to 21 and follow a motto of “shaping future leaders through music.”
The Brahmin is a restaurant and lounge featuring a unique menu of small plates with live entertainment 5 + nights a week.
Kings. Features upscale, retro-inspired décor and executive-chef designed menus. They feature a 16 lane bowling alley, air hockey, skee ball, shuffle board, and several pool tables. With varied entertainment options, themed nights, and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, Kings sets itself apart as an unparalleled social scene for all occasions. Kings is open 7-days/week until 2am and is a 21+ facility after 6pm.
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