Nightlife

Bar in West End & North End

Caffè Paradiso

Some regulars here are so dedicated that they organize their business calendars so they don't miss their spot at the counter. The bartender masterfully minds the espresso machine and pours neat cognacs with efficien…
Cocktail Bar in West End & North End

Parla

If you have a hankering for something a little different, duck into this tiny hole-in-the-wall with a retro, Prohibition-era theme. The atmosphere is super-hip and somehow secretive, even though the place is on busy…
Cocktail Bar in West End & North End

Alibi

Housed in the former Charles St Jail, this hot-to-trot drinking venue is set in the old ‘drunk tank’ (holding cell for the intoxicated). The prison theme is played up, with mugshots hanging on the brick walls and ir…
Cocktail Bar in West End & North End

Ward 8

The bartenders at this throwback know their stuff, mixing up a slew of specialty cocktails (including the namesake Ward 8) and serving them in clever thematic containers. The menu also features craft beers and tempt…
Cafe in West End & North End

Caffé Vittoria

A delightful destination for dessert or aperitifs, this frilly parlor displays antique espresso machines and black-and-white photos, with a pressed-tin ceiling reminiscent of the Victorian era. Grab a marble-topped …
Sports Bar in West End & North End

Caffè Dello Sport

An informal crowd of thick-accented guys from the ’hood sits at glass-topped tables and drinks coffee and Campari. This is a great place to watch a football game (and yes, we mean soccer) – or just to watch the othe…
Brewery in West End & North End

Boston Beer Works

Boston Beer Works is a solid option for beer lovers and sports lovers (conveniently located near the city's major sporting venues). The excellent selection of microbrews offers something for everyone, including plen…
Sports Bar in West End & North End

Four's

Boasting all sports, all the time, the Four's makes a great place to appreciate Boston’s near-fanatical obsession with sporting events. The large two-level bar was established in 1976 and retains a dash of character…
Sports Bar in West End & North End

West End Johnnies

West End Johnnies is a grown-up sports bar, with black leather furniture and retro sports paraphernalia adorning the walls. On weekend nights, it's also a dance club. And most importantly, on Sundays, its a brunch d…
Cafe in West End & North End

Equal Exchange Cafe

Just by drinking rich delicious coffee and eating sweet dark chocolate, you are doing a good deed. All the coffees and cocoas are organically grown, fairly traded and locally roasted. The cafe has also received the …