Indoors and Out, Hotel Bars Add Ambiance to Boston's Varied Nightlife Scene

Boston hotel bars are hot among locals who want a classy space to enjoy drinks with a date, catch up with friends or even make new ones. Without checking in, you can check out the 10best hotel bars in Boston. Lively every night, these spots tend to peak Thursday- Saturday when local, single 9-5ers have time to unwind. 

The Liberty Hotel is the place to stay for those looking to bring a little Vegas to Boston. With several bars sitting inside, you can meander the property and enjoy cocktails at both Alibi and Liberty Bar

Those who prefer modern digs and  trendy spaces will enjoy the W Hotel's lobby lounge, which entices guests to chill-out by day and into the early evening. As the night wears on, the crowd gets younger, and the line gets long.

For patio drinking in the heart of Harvard Square settle in outdoors at The Charles Hotel's Noir. This indoor/outdoor hotel bar  features a selection of wine, and excellent craft cocktails without much pretense. 

Elegance awaits at the  Ritz Carlton's Avery Bar  where you're just as likely to see a famous face as you are to sit with someone special and enjoy the laid-back lounge-like atmosphere.

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Tucked away in the Back Bay at The Lenox Hotel, this bar is a cozy spot for a drink with friends or for making new ones. Light wood tones, black leather furniture, a neon-lit bar, and recessed lighting make for a pleasant environment. Whether...  Read More

Liberty Bar
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The Liberty Bar holds court in the center of the Liberty Hotel's rotunda. Bright and open with room to linger, guests can either be seated at one of the banquettes, stand around, or get comfortable on a stool at the bar itself. A hot spot for...  Read More



The Charles Hotel's Noir is a romantic sort of place, perfect for quiet conversation over drinks. The dark, brooding atmosphere is also ideal for clandestine meetings, and low lighting and black-and-red decor add to the sense of drama and...  Read More



When an outdoor hotel bar is what you're after, make your way to Rooftop at Revere. As the name implies, this seasonal, outdoor, space sits high above the city. Enjoy the open air while lounging on the cushioned furniture that makes you feel...  Read More



Drawing inspiration from the mid-century modern decor of the 1950's, Avery Bar makes its home inside the Ritz Carlton. A sexy escape from the everyday, Avery bars dimly lit corners and lounge like nooks make intimate nights of sipping cocktails...  Read More



Bond can be found in the Langham Hotel. Here high-class clientele comes to wine, dine and linger. Serving food and drinks, this hotel bar truly has it all. An elegant space creates a need to be well-dressed. Begin with dinner and end the evening...  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



Oak Long Bar is an updated, modern space that removes the formality and separation of dining and drinking; replacing it with a restaurant and bar within the same space that draws a mature crowd for evenings of hobnobbing with martinis in hand....  Read More



Alibi, in the Liberty Hotel is one of the hottest spots in the city. With a shady past (once part of the Charles Street Jail), this former "drunk tank" is a great place to indulge in a cocktail. The dimly-lit scene, complete with jail cell...  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


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