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The 13 Best Bars In Boston

Updated: October 10, 2022

Had a long day? These are our favorite Boston bars for a post-work cocktail and bucket of beer. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of bars in Boston. Head to these watering holes for great live music, darts and strong drinks!

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Cocktail Bar, Leather DistrictCocktail BarBoston, Leather District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0
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Colette Lounge

Bar, Bay VillageBarBoston, Bay Village
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0
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haley.henry wine bar

Wine Bar, $$$, DowntownWine Bar, $$$Boston, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Sam Adams Boston Taproom

Bar, $$, HaymarketBar, $$Boston, Haymarket
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Gray’s Hall

Wine Bar, $$, South BostonWine Bar, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0
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City Bar

Cocktail Bar, $$$, Back BayCocktail Bar, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Parla

Cocktail Bar, $$, North EndCocktail Bar, $$Boston, North End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Five Horses Tavern

Bar, $$, Back BayBar, $$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Lookout Rooftop Bar

Cocktail Bar, $$, South BostonCocktail Bar, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
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  • TimeOut, 2015

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Tavern of Tales

Bar, $$, Mission HillBar, $$Boston, Mission Hill
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Brighton Bodega

Bar, $$, BrightonBar, $$Boston, Brighton
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

nathálie Wine Bar

Wine Bar, $$, KenmoreWine Bar, $$Boston, Kenmore
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Lucky's Lounge

Bar, $$, South BostonBar, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 15185 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from TimeOut and City Seeker and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered TimeOut - The 31 best bars in Boston, TimeOut - The 24 best rooftop bars in America and City Seeker - Best Bars in Boston as we sourced this ultimate list. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

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