Nightlife

Top Choice Pub in South End & Chinatown

Gallows

It's a relative newcomer, but already a South End favorite. The dark woody interior is inviting and the bartenders are truly talented. The gastropub grub includes such enticing fare as the Scotch egg (a soft-cooked …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in South End & Chinatown

Beehive

The Beehive has transformed the basement of the Boston Center for the Arts into a 1920s Paris jazz club. This place is more about the scene than the music, which is often provided by students from Berklee College of…
Club in South End & Chinatown

Tunnel

This is a slick lounge – albeit a tiny one – in the basement of the W hotel. The 'tunnel' is the effect of the LED lights on the ceiling, which lead the way through the chic lounge and back to the dance floor. Tunne…
Club in South End & Chinatown

Emerald Lounge

You have to navigate a maze to get into this place, but once you do, you'll find an excellent club that's at once upscale and unpretentious. People of all ages and sizes hang out in the shiny, green lounge in the Re…
Beer Hall in South End & Chinatown

Jacob Wirth

This atmospheric Bavarian beer hall is Boston’s second-oldest eatery. The menu features Wiener schnitzel, sauerbraten, potato pancakes and pork chops, but the highlight is the beer – almost 30 different drafts, incl…
Club in South End & Chinatown

Whisky Saigon

Whisky Saigon is probably the hottest dance spot in Boston at the time of writing, and with good reason. Who can resist bubbles and fog on the dance floor? It's classy, with upscale decor, good-looking patrons and a…
Bar in South End & Chinatown

Delux Café

The South End's best – and perhaps only – hipster dive bar. This long-standing favorite has Christmas light decor and a totally laid-back atmosphere. The kitchen (open till 11pm nightly) turns out an incredible gril…
Club in South End & Chinatown

Candi

Welcome to the future, where the walls and ceiling are covered with multicolored lights that throb in time with the music. A state-of-the-art sound system gets you moving on the dance floor. And when you need a brea…
Pub in South End & Chinatown

Intermission Tavern

Enter beneath the masks of Comedy and Tragedy into the dimly lit interior, where show posters adorn the brick walls. This tiny, theatrically themed tavern is a cozy, casual spot for a drink or a bite to eat before o…
Wine Bar in South End & Chinatown

Les Zygomates

This late-night Parisian bistro serves up live jazz alongside classic but contemporary French cuisine. The clientele is sophisticated but not stuffy. Dinner is pricey, but the tempting selection of starters and cock…