With its toasty fireplace, pints of Guinness, and lineup of both burly comfort fare (steak tips, onion ring-sided black Angus burger w/ Swiss, caramelized onion, applewood smoked bacon, etc.), and sauced pols asking your GF for her Twitter handle, this wood beam-/brick-heavy Beacon Hill institution has what it takes to warm you up, both inside and out.
The Silvertone sports quality food and prices, as well as a rich list of housemade cocktails, wines, and variety of beers on tap and in bottles and cans.
Clerys is a popular Irish watering hole found in Boston's Back Bay with cheap drinks, a downstairs dance party, and great pub fare like wings, nachos, and crab cake sliders. For an interesting take on a classic, check out the Bloody Jerk -- a heavily spiced twist on the Mary, garnished with a Slim Jim.
This popular South Boston sports bar and American resto features an oak bar that stretches from end to end, on which you can enjoy a nice collection of draughts, spirits, and fine wines.
This loungy, semi-industrial beer castle plates upscale lunch-thru-late night vittles (from an egg-topped steak tartare w/ anchovy vinaigrette to a signature VT turkey, bacon & avocado club), and pours over 100 draughts (including Peak Hop Noir, Wee Heavy Scottish Ale, McChouffe Brown, Hoptical Illusion, and Storm King Stout) in a 32-table (plus upstairs lounge) space.
A Comm Ave restaurant with the appearance of a swanky French bistro, the menu of a five-star Italian restaurant, and the attitude of a local pub, Eastern Standard is an unpretentious offering of the finer things in life. The upscale menu touts a winding wine list, a raw bar, seared fishes, steaks, and house-made pasta while the matching interior flaunts a polished mahogany and red velvet motif.