Boston Nightlife

Drink

Drink

When the sun sets and you’re looking for a place to have a cocktail, hear some live music or hit the dance floor, where in Boston should you go? Here are three places we think you should definitely check out.

1. Drink
As the name implies, this is a place to drink — and not just any old cocktail, but a masterful creation none-the-less. Launched in 2008 by chef and restauranteur Barbara Lynch, the concept of this bar surrounds the creation of the cocktail. The bar itself is pretty minimal — exposed brick, simple decor. No bottles lined up behind a counter. Instead you’ll find a zig-zagging wood counter that snakes around the space, a table behind for mixing drinks, chipping ice and chopping herbs, and bartenders who can create something just based on your mood or a flavour. Don’t look around for a drink menu because you won’t find one. There is however, a menu for food in case you want some nibbles — canapes that change about every three months. A unique find in Boston, that will definitely have you back for more.
348 Congress St., Boston MA, 02210
(617) 695-1806
drinkfortpoint.com

Top of the Hub

Top of the Hub

2. Top of the Hub
If you go for anything, go for the view. Located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential building, this award-winning restaurant and lounge feature panoramic views of the Boston area. We suggest having a drink and listening to some jazz in the lounge — live every night of the week. You don’t need tickets and there’s no cover charge, although they do ask for a $24 minimum after 8 p.m., which is easily reachable. Drink-wise you’ll find tasty creations like their Berry Bubbly Martini for $14 which includes Grey Goose Citron and champagne or their Pomegranate Mojito for $11 made with a herbed vodka. On the menu you’ll find a variety of appetizers and meals from seafood finger foods to salads, steaks and comfort dishes like mac and chesse and chicken pot pie. A must-visit if a little live music is on your to-do list.
800 Boylston St., Boston MA, 02199
(617) 536-1775
topofthehub.net

3. Saint
Part-bar, part-club and part-lounge, make thisdestination a place for both dancing, and drinking. The break down the space into three distinct areas — The Bordello, a red room with velvet fabrics covering the back of the booths, black leather seats, and dark tables. Another room is mostly decorated in white, which they consider their vodka infusion bar and another space with VIP tables if you’re willing to pay for bottle service.Celebrities that have rumoured to have walked through the doors? Tom Brady and The Rolling Stones.

Saint

90 Exeter St., Boston MA, 02116
(617) 236-1134
saintboston.com