Boston is an odd city, the hybrid of old world architecture and new world sensibilities. One of the birthplaces of American democracy, Beantown holds an honored spot in our nation’s history. Today, it’s home to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the entire world. It’s true, Boston is filled with eggheads and upper class folks who work really hard. Here’s a secret, though. Boston’s intellectual elite and type-A go-getters could probably drink you under the table Friday through Sunday. Boston is a town that’s proud to play just as hard as it works, and when the time comes to throw a few back, here are a few bars where Boston locals flock. Sorry, Cheers is for tourists and doesn’t make the list.
1. Eastern Standard
The haute interior and dimly lit environs of Boston’s Eastern Standard may appear, at first glance, to cater to the young business professionals who gather there, but the bar is just as classy as it is laid back. There’s absolutely no dress code, and the food can’t be recommended highly enough. If you’re in the mood for a meal with your drinks, do yourself a favor and grab a burger. You won’t regret it.