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Settling into your new city means finding your new favorite watering hole. If you enjoy going out for an adult beverage and you just moved to Boston, you need to know where to go.

The city is filled with entertainment options and plenty of bars, pubs, restaurants, and breweries. However, some are certainly better than others. Here are a few top spots throughout Boston for an adult beverage.

Deep Ellum

A gastropub found in Allston, Deep Ellum is one of the best spots for beer in the entire city. They have a huge list of craft beers, along with plenty of old-timey cocktails and so much more. You can enjoy good food with plenty of gluten-free options and a wonderful patio during the warmer months.

Oak Long Bar + Kitchen

Those seeking an upscale spot to get an adult beverage in Boston will enjoy the Oak Long Bar + Kitchen. It’s found in Copley Plaza and offers plenty of craft beers, good cocktails and more. The food menu includes farm-to-table options with many of the ingredients locally sourced.


An appropriate name for an establishment offering great adult beverages, Drink offers some of the finest craft cocktails in the city. It’s a very modern spot with expert bartenders ready to serve you an incredible cocktail. They also offer beer and wine, but you don’t want to leave without trying a Prohibition-era cocktail.

Croke Park Whitey’s

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A dive bar offering more than what a typical dive bar offers, Croke Park Whitey’s is one of the best barks you will find. Enjoy inexpensive beer, good drink specials, pool tables and so much more here. It’s a cash-only establishment so make sure to hit the ATM before arriving. They don’t serve food, but they do allow you to bring in takeout from a nearby restaurant.

Night Shift Brewing

A brewery offering plenty to enjoy, Night Shift Brewing is found in Everett. It’s an award-winning brewery and taproom with a cafeteria-style space perfect for those looking for good beer. The beer selection is always changing with several rotating taps here. If you love craft beer, this will quickly become one of your favorite spots.

Haley Henry

Found in Downtown Crossing, Haley Henry is the place for the wine lover. You will find plenty of unique wines here and you can pair them with usual snacks, such as cheese and crudo. The pours are rather generous and the selection is quite amazing.

Boston is filled with incredible bars and places for an adult beverage. If you’re new to the city, you probably have a good bar within walking distance. However, it’s a good idea to get out and check out some of the other choices, too.

Visiting any of these top bars in Boston will offer you a great place to enjoy an adult beverage. You’ll also be getting out in the city and getting to know the new place you call home.

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