Bell In Hand Tavern
Bell In Hand Tavern has plenty of tricks up its sleeve -- it's got everything from comforting dishes like clam chowder, to DJ-fueled dance parties, to a record for being the longest continuously run tavern in the US.
Heading to your local pub for some much-needed gossip is one of humanity’s favorite pastimes, and at the Bell in Hand Tavern, this time-honored tradition has been enjoyed for centuries on end. It all began with founder Jimmy Wilson: This Boston local spent half a century as the town crier, and—upon retirement—opened Bell in Hand Tavern in 1795 to keep the free-flowing conversation alive. Renowned for its remarkably smooth ale, the watering hole became a frequent meeting spot for a wide array of public figures, with Secretary of State Daniel Webster serving as one of its most famous regular patrons. In the modern era, guests are welcome to stop by for classic pub fare like Fish and Chips or Baked Mac ‘n Cheese with a crisp lager in hand.