Walk into Boston Pubs Where You're Sure to Feel Welcome

Sometimes you just have to find a relaxed spot with low lighting, large lists of beers and menus filled with the traditional, crave-worthy pub fare. Luckily, Boston is jam-packed with pubs of all kind. From the dingy little dives to the bar and restaurant that are combined, Boston's pubs certainly are not hard to find.

Make your way to Matt Murphy's Pub in Brookline where the food is just as good as the booze. Dig into delicious burgers, cheese plates, and entrees alongside a pint or a stiff drink while chatting with the new friends you're sure to make at this friendly bar.

A neighborhood dive that is known as a quiet place with little entertainment other than the social atmosphere is the Brendan Behan Pub where you can enjoy quiet conversations and a round of darts.

Love the nightlife at the Lansdowne Pub where the crowd is on the younger side and the vibe is a bit more upbeat than at more traditional area pubs. Jam packed on game days, it is a popular place for pre and post game action.

Stop into the Elephant and Castle after a meeting in the Financial District for an English Pub experience where trivia abad karaoke take place alongside the plates of fish and chips and pints of beer.

Wherever you end up you'll surely enjoy your time at the 10best traditional Boston pubs.

L Street Tavern
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L Street Tavern was once a notoriously local dive where anyone other than real Southie natives would not feel welcome. However, fame garnered from filming the late 90's favorite, Good Will Hunting, created quite a buzz around L Street's tiny...  Read More

Publick House Beer Bar & Kitchen
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Brookline's Publick House is home to an outstanding selection of international brews, local microbrews, pilsners from Germany and authentic Belgian ales. Food is equally impressive here, and is reminiscent of what you'd find in Europe's trendy...  Read More



Bukowski's Tavern has two locations in the Boston area; both foster an alternative atmosphere that would have endeared its namesake. The Back Bay location is a long and narrow room with a bar that almost extends from front to back. Behind the...  Read More



The Squealing Pig provides food, fun and the feel of being with family. Comfy and casual is the best way to describe this awesome Irish Pub.It is no wonder it has made many of Boston's best lists. Over 100 beers make an appearance on their menu,...  Read More



A good old English pub in the heart of Boston's Financial District that serves good food, great beer and offer Saturday night karaoke makes the Elephant and Castle a go to spot for Bostonians after work, late into the night and on weekends....  Read More



Nothing fancy, not a frill to be found, Doyle's is just a perfectly plain Irish Pub and a fantastic find. Located in Jamacia Plain, Doyle's is home to a bit of Boston's political history (many Boston politicians have been seen dining behind...  Read More



The Brendan Behan Pub make sit's home in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain where the melting pot of inhabitants meet up in this old school style Irish Pub meant for catching up with old friends or getting to know new friends. Devoid of...  Read More



Matt Murphy's Pub sits on a block with several eateries and is the only place you can really go just for a drink. However, who would want to do that? This pub's grub is really good! Irish food with flair is what they serve here. Homemade ketchup...  Read More



James's Gate, set in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston is part restaurant part pub. In contrast to the brightly lit upscale feel of the restaurant side, the Pub is dimly lit, laid back, and authentically Irish. Decorated with antique...  Read More



When a larger than life nightlife neighborhood incorporates a pub into the mix of happening spots you get a pub for the cool set. Located outside the gates of Fenway Park, Lansdowne Pub gets packed on game days with Red Sox revelers, and after...  Read More


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