The 10 Best Bars In Springfield, Massachusetts

Photo of Natalie Guerrero
9 February 2017

Springfield, located in western Massachusetts, is the fourth largest city in New England, making it a hub for nightlife, entertainment, and restaurants. Follow our guide to Springfield’s top 10 bars to ensure a fantastic night on the town.

Fat Cat Bar and Grill

Fat Cat Bar and Grill is a classic American bar, filled with a crowd in their 20s and 30s, televisions for sports games, and a full bar that surrounds the entire place. It should definitely make your list of weekend spots to hit while in Springfield. If you are looking to meet new people, drink great beer and share a fun time with friends, visit Fat Cat Bar and Grill.

Mr. D's Sports Bar

Bar, American
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Mr. D’s is a great spot for locals and visitors alike. To get the full Springfield experience, Mr.D’s is a must. This bar is about as dive as they come, so either start your night here with some great food and drinks or stay for a while and dance the night away; either way Mr. D’s Sports bar will show you a great time.

Collins Tavern

Collins Tavern is home to Springfield locals who have grown up going to Collins. This may seem like an older scene, but Collins is always lively and filled with people who are ready to get down. The food and drinks are cheap which makes it easy to spend a night after dinner at Collins.
997 Westfield St West Springfield, MA USA +1 (413) 736-9772

Irish Stew and Guinness
Irish Stew and Guinness © Daspunkt/flickr

Paddy’s Irish Pub

Bar, Pub, Irish, Beer, Pub Grub, Wine, Cocktails, American
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At this classic Irish pub, get a rowdier New England experience and hang out with the college scene. This bar attracts a younger crowd and is also a great local spot. With flat screen TVs, a jukebox, and great beer, any night at Paddy’s is sure to be wild night.

Theodore’s Booze and Blues

Theodore’s is not only a great place to eat dinner but also turns into one of Springfield’s best bars at night. This awesome atmosphere leads you to believe you’re somewhere in the South eating barbecue and drinking booze. Theodore’s is a local favorite and an absolute must when in Springfield. Go for dinner, stay for the party after.
201 Worthington St Springfield, MA USA +1 (413) 736-6000


Bar, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Pub Grub, American, $$$
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Billiards | © Guillermo Alonso/flickr
Samuels is located adjacent to the basketball Hall of Fame, making it an ultimate sports bar and restaurant. If you are looking for a night out with a large group, check out Samuels on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday. It is a casual place with the option to get up and groove or sit at the bar and chat with friends.


Bar, Restaurant, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Cocktails, Wine, Beer
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Hookahs | © Patrick Neckman/flickr
This local sports bar caters to the audience who’s visiting and interested in the surround basketball Hall of Fame. Open till 2 am on weekends, this bar has great games and several TVs to catch all your favorite teams. Rumbleseat is a perfect place for a casual night out with the bros.


Restaurant, Mediterranean, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free
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Cheeseburger | © Amy Stephenson/flickr
Petra is a hookah bar and lounge for all those who like to indulge. This unique type of bar is incredibly up-and-coming. Petra is open for lunch and dinner but is also ideal for those who enjoy smoking and relaxing. Unlike the other bars surrounding it, Petra is more about relaxation than anything else. Give it a try next time you find yourself in Springfield.

Plan B Burger

Bar, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Beer, Wine, Cocktails
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Plan B Burger lives by the four Bs : beef, burgers, bourbon and beer. This bar is trendy and edgy. Check them out on a Tuesday night for a great time if you are looking for a mid-week pick me up or visit them on the weekend to meet new people and watch the game.

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