Relax in Style with Creative Cocktails at Boston's Best Lounges

When you're seeking a night out with friends where you can talk, and enjoy a cocktail in a comfortable environment you'll find yourself happily seated within one of Boston's 10best lounges. Each has its own unique personality with a special setting.

For great drinks and a stunning show make your way to Stage American Vaudeville Nightclub where the acrobatics are as engaging as the cocktails of this Alley spot that's causing quite a stir. Long lines are worth waiting in while reservations for special tables make the show even more spectacular.

If you prefer something secret Wink & a Nod and backbar bring you to the prohibition era speakeasy scene complete with hard to find entryways and period furnishings. Bartenders are dressed the part and put on a show while they serve you.

Boston hotels have made use of special spaces within; like lobby areas and underutilized restaurant space creating lounges that let you hop an elevator to your room, yet are welcoming to those who aren't spending the night. Popular hotel lounges include the W Lounge, and the Bristol Lounge. 

If a spectacular view and an ice cold martini are want you're seeking, head to Top of the Hub where the city sits below and you're more than 50 stories above.




This swanky lounge has a sleek interior that caters to the white collar crowd who call the Financial District home from 9 to 5pm. Set on side street at the base of the high-rises surrounding it; it is clear to see why so many saunter in post...  Read More



Empire Asian Restaurant and Lounge is a Seaport District hot spot that serves excellent Asian food and drinks. Enjoy tiki inspired concoctions served in kitsch cups in the lounge area among a well dressed crowd of beautiful people. The 14,000...  Read More



Take a walk from the alleyway, through the door featuring the handmade 81/2 x 11 sign that simply says backbar, down the elementary school-esque hallway and through the unmarked door into the dimly lit room buzzing with cool and you'll find...  Read More

W Lounge
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Make your way to the W Lounge in Boston's W Hotel and enjoy the great outdoors while you are indoors. This trendy lounge allows hotel guests and those who just happen in to meet-up within a funky world complete with pieces of all of the natural...  Read More

The Bristol Lounge


The Bristol Lounge is a sophisticated, popular place for food and drinks inside the Four Seasons. Famous for its afternoon tea Bristol Lounge offers to spice up your nightlife away from the crowds of sweaty 20-somethings. Enjoy their New...  Read More



Perched atop the Prudential Tower, this restaurant/lounge offers great nightlife. Come after work to enjoy a drink and a fine meal in elegant surroundings, while you enjoy the sunset. The 360 degree views offered here, make it easy to check "see...  Read More



Oak Long Bar and Kitchen replaced the legendary, upscale steakhouse/bar combo that resided in the Copley Plaza Hotel. This updated, modern space removes the formality and separation of the steakhouse and popular ballroom dancing spot; replacing...  Read More



The Hawthorne may look more like your living room than a nightspot, but the charm of the decor at this lounge is what sets it apart from it peers; endearing itself to regulars who are not patrons of the Hotel, but simply Boston residents who...  Read More

Wink & Nod
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Wink & Nod brings new life to the cocktail speakeasy style that was popular during Prohibition Era. Although alcohol is legal; hanging out at Wink & Nod makes you feel like you're getting away with something. Move seamlessly between the...  Read More

STAGE American Vaudeville Nightclub
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STAGE American Vaudeville Nightclub brings guests back in time to the American vaudeville era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy the epoch entertainers on the four stages that make their home inside the doors of STAGE, and the...  Read More


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Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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