Located on the original ground of the historic Boston Neck, Boston’s South End attracts a diverse clientèle to its varied set of bars, pubs, and clubs. Here are 10 of the best bars.
Named after a long-established department store in Dublin, Ireland (whose two-faced clock is said to be a catalyst for romance) is Clerys. However, it is yet to be determined if Clerys in Boston, MA arouses the same admiration in its patrons’ eyes. Still, located on Columbus Avenue, one of the most travelled streets of the South End, Clerys is a neighborhood bar where hard-working Bostonians stop for a quick beer after work, or for some award-winning chicken wings. A true local joint, Clerys sports a beautiful mahogany bar with a spacious dining room, featuring a graceful, hand-painted ceiling mural.
As a part of The Boston Center for the Arts complex, The Beehive derives its charm from the decor’s forlorn elegance and nostalgic tribute to the jazz age. The downstairs bar features authentic brick walls and a truly impressive wine list, while the dining room contains beautiful red satin curtains, glowing chandeliers, and intimate cabaret seating on hardwood floors. The eclectic ambiance of The Beehive continues to draw people in, especially when the food and wine provide such a perfect pair. Enjoy rustic fare from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and America with a drink to match, while jazz buzzes in the background of this veritable South End landmark.
If you’re looking for a dance club or music venue complete with multi-level platforms, balcony VIP sections, and some of the latest EDM music around, look no further than Royale. This is the perfect venue to see your favorite DJ perform a set, or to even watch an acrobatic silk performer swing in the air above your head as you stand dancing below. Royale has proven itself as one of the most frequented dance clubs in the South End by offering a diverse set of acts that keep its patrons coming back week after week. EDM is big here, so if you like artists like Dada Life, Above and Beyond, and Dash Berlin, you will certainly enjoy your stay.
Royale, 279 Tremont St, Boston MA, USA, +1 617-338-7699