Boston Beer Works features seasonal and regular beers brewed on-site as well as a menu with a wide variety of selections. The convenient location near Fenway Park and Boston University attracts a large crowd of students and baseball fans, as well as visitors to the city. The rustic decor consists of the massive brass tanks in which the popular beers are created. Try the Hercules Strong Ale. That is to say, if you're up for it!
Jillian's bills itself as an "Entertainment Universe," and that it is! This complex houses a variety of entertainments including 55 pool tables, a dance floor, black jack tables, 250 video games and simulators, huge screen video walls, 6 full bars and its very own bowling alley. You're sure to find something here to suite your fancy–even if it's simply a meal and drink at the restaurant, located on the first floor of this three-story hangout.
Flann O'Brien's is a very raucous sort of Irish pub where groups gather to have a good time and dance to loud, upbeat, and lively Irish and British rock music. Another form of entertainment includes the pool tables, popular with the student set.
Named after New Kids On The Block member, Joey McIntyre, this pub is frequented by a college contingent and walks the line between Mexican and Irish, as, undoubtedly, the name indicates. The busy venue offers bars, dance floors, dining rooms, pool tables, live bands, DJ-spun tunes, and a menu that can only be described as eclectic. Depending on when you're around, you'll encounter bands playing rock and folk music downstairs and pretty co-eds shaking their moneymakers upstairs. Drink specials appear regularly, and the bar, like the menu, offers libations from around the globe.
This sports bar and lounge is a favorite hang-out with many Back Bay residents. It's a great stop for singles and offers a menu of expertly prepared drinks, plus traditional appetizers and pub food. Visitors can engage in a friendly round of pool or opt for a game of bowling! Kings features 16 regulation-sized lanes and, as such, is a popular destination. The lounge, stocked with video games, entertains folks waiting for a lane or just in for drinks.
The Four's is an upscale grill/sports pub where sports lovers who also love fine cuisine head for dinner and their favorite game. The walls are lined with all manner of sports memorabilia and include a "Hall of Fame Shirts" wall that features jerseys of famous sports legends. High ceilings, dark woods, and seating that's a mixture of tables and booths make up the interior of this two-story pub. The menu consists of tasty eats that include the likes of homemade clam chowder, spicy Buffalo wings, and a variety of seafood dishes.
This club offers listeners the best of local, regional, and national alternative rock, blues, jazz, and R&B artists. The sound system is state of the art and makes for an enjoyable experience. The interior space is quite large and spacious with high ceilings and capacity for over 300 people. Plus, low prices dominate the drink menu! Pool tables, foosball games, and dartboards offer a diversion for club visitors looking to engage in a competitive round of the game of their choice.
The interior of this pub features a wide open space that's surrounded by exposed brick walls and dotted with lovely chandeliers. The exterior is painted vivid red and evokes the idea of a train station from days gone by. It's the perfect spot for groups, and the student crowd loves it as do area professionals who come for a drink or two after work. Entertainment can be found at one of the two pool tables. A diverse drink menu features gin, whiskey, rum, tequila, scotch, and bourbon. The bar also has a limited food menu as well, including their notorious $4 to $6 dinners on Sunday through Tuesday nights.
The Big City building used to be a bank and is a two-story complex that offers a good time for the after-work and late-night crowd. The interior is dotted with items portraying the urban landscape–from parking meters to traffic lights. The room is quite spacious and features several rows of pool tables for guest's enjoyment. The drink menu includes over 80 varieties of beer on tap, and the food menu offers pizzas, some of which come topped with some pretty outrageous items (try peanut butter for instance).
Spanning four levels, this ultra-hip lounge at Downtown Crossing offers a variety of after-hours diversions for discerning patrons with deep pockets. The main-level restaurant is terrific for a pre-theatre or a late night bite of Mediterranean pizza. On the second level, cool crowds gather to lounge, dance and shoot a few games of billiards. Immediately upstairs you'll find a similar spread, only this one is designated for VIPs. And state-of-the-art light and sound systems (and occasional live bands) get folks grooving on the fourth floor, where the dance floor is complemented by suave tans and suedes, a marble-topped bar and cushy banquettes.