A glance inside the Harp during a game — Photo courtesy of The HarpMake your way to The Harp before or after a game at Boston's TD Garden, and you'll find it filled with locals rooting for the home team and tossing back a pint alongside their bar bites. But head in when the long lines weave their way around the block (after 10 p.m.), and you'll find a crowd of 20-somethings dressed to impress, gyrating on their subterranean dance floor and throwing back pint after pint of The Harp's simple beer selection.
Nothing fancy in terms of decor, yet forever popular with lovely local ladies, The Harp enjoys a lasting impact on the Boston nightlife scene. It does not hurt that hoards of single men make into The Harp on their way in to catch a glimpse of the action at the Garden, watch the game on-screen or hang with their buddies post game - allowing The Harp a reputation as a hot hook-up spot. Whether you're sidled up to a certain someone at the bar, or pushing your way next to your intended on the dance floor, nights at The Harp are known to get wild.
Beer is the specialty of the house at The Harp; you should save the fancy mixed creations for mixologists at the more snooty spots around town, and the wine consumption for bars that sell more than a few glasses a night. Instead, make your selection from the on-tap list (including a black and tan) of 20 plus brews, or order one of the bottled beers that keep it simple. Bud, Coors, Miller, Sam, Amstel, Heineken, Michelob and Corona are the popular light selections trending here. Jack Daniels — Photo courtesy of The Harp
Be ready to bump into Bruins and Celtics players (as well as players from the opposing team) late at night. Since The Harp is located across from TD Garden, players often make their way in for post-game fun and to find a few new "friends" to hang with. Check the quiet corners, and you'll see crowds of women swooning over these famous players and looking to be the center of their attention, if even just for the night.
The Harp hosts the hottest DJs, who spin their tunes and drive the crowds to the dance floor. You'll get lost in the music or maybe find a new friend of your own. The lineup of live bands that entertain at The Harp varies in style from mixed genre performers like Ryan Brooks Kelly to the high-energy rock n' roll of Never in Vegas. The Harp hosts bands that draw a mixed crowd.