The Plough and Stars
This local hot spot has been owning the Boston bar scene since 1969, and hasn't changed over the years. Their atmosphere is friendly, their bar staff is knowledgable, and they have a pretty solid draught menu. Locals and Plough and Stars regulars love this bar, so we highly recommend stopping by if you are looking for a pint.
Big things continue to happen in this tiny (watering) hole in the wall. Opening back in 1969 and endearingly referred to as “the Plough” by locals, it’s long been a haven for live music and eclectic pub fare. Serving lunch and dinner, and still maintaining a 7-day-a-week live music schedule after all these years, the often-crammed bar and stage-less venue is famously known for giving some of the city’s biggest musical acts their start. Plus, with its smart location between Harvard and M.I.T., you probably have some of the highest odds of striking up conversation with one of the world’s most renowned philosophers or astrophysicists.
The Boston area is no stranger to cozy Irish pubs, but for those who find themselves north of the Charles, The Plough and Stars has been a top contender for more than half a century. Decadent pub fare like Buttermilk Fried Chicken BLTs, New Orleans Gumbo, and Cuban Sandwiches, a lengthy beer list, and live music can all be found seven nights a week, while weekend brunch offers a diverse array of dishes ranging from a full Irish Breakfast to Huevos Rancheros.
How to book: Walk in