1. Grendel's Den89 Winthrop St, Cambridge
2. The Thirsty Scholar70 Beacon St, Somerville
3. People's Republik878 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
4. Sonsie327 Newbury St, Boston
5. Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe429 Columbus Ave, Boston
6. Gaslight Brasserie du Coin560 Harrison Ave, Boston
7. Murphy's Law837 Summer St, South Boston
8. L Street Tavern658 E 8th St, Boston
9. Doyle's Cafe3484 Washington St, Boston
This Harvard Square hot spot is home to all walks of life (read: Harvard and Cambridge students). Grab one of their unique brew choices and relax in the bar that noted Harvard hottie Natalie Portman used to hang in.
The name says it all: during the week, this dark brick and bookshelf-lined pub is on the quieter end, hosting trivia night and regulars hoping to catch some of whatever game is airing. On the weekends, it turns into a party spot with all 11 TVs on and a low roar reverberating through the room. The hearty pub food is exactly what you might expect, with a few offbeat options like the kale potstickers with mango habanero dipping sauce and spicy Scholar’s mussels.
Located in Central Square, this dive bar boasts some impressive Soviet pride. Enjoy one of the 10+ burger options on their menu, while slugging a few locally brewed beers.
Award-winning Chef Bill Poirier serves up international cuisine in this French-flaired establishment. Located on Newbury Street, Sonsie serves up signature and seasonal dishes, while the Wine Room downstairs gives diners a chance to experience unique artisanal grapes.
Known for their award-winning eggs and turkey hash, as well as serving frequent known patrons like Mark Wahlberg. Who wouldn't want a dose of Marky Mark and and hash in the early morning hours?
Parisian brasserie complete with cafe tables, communal booths, and an eclectic bar. Extensive wine list with over 20 French wines by the glass, and an impressive menu chock full o' Parisian delicacies.
Murphy's Law is a very "Southie" dive bar, which means only three things: rugged but cool bartenders, strong drinks, and cash only. Don't skip out on the pizza.
Perfect for jukebox junkies, L Street Tavern's a South End dive known for its loud atmosphere, good drinks, and overall extreme Boston pride. It's equipped with a TV to watch the Bruins win (or lose... let the debate begin).
A Hollywood-blockbuster scene that has been around since 1882 (it feels like a saloon... if you're into that sort of thing), Doyle's plays host to the yearly St. Patrick's Day merriment, serving up standard Irish-American cuisine and lots of beer.