It’s a complicated, competitive jungle out there in the business world, so why make things more difficult when choosing a place to sit down for work-related drinks and dinner? Boston is full of great bars, pubs and grills that are perfect for promoting synergy, organizing workflow and other such business-speak… or in layman’s terms, they’re just all solid choices to meet up with co-workers or the new boss to shoot the breeze and talk business. Here are five excellent bar options for after-work drinks in Boston.
One Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Don’t look for any food at this small Bostonian beach bar, but if cool, relaxing scenery is required, then The Landing should definitely do the trick. Located right next to the aquarium in the city’s Waterfront district, The Landing provides cold beer and cocktails for the after-work crowd, with a focus on comfort and relaxation over the crisp ocean view. Business casual all the way for this bar, in other words, loosen that tie or bring a change of clothes.
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348 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02228
Drink is one name that always come up when the “best bars in Boston” question is asked, so why not make this a go-to for post-work drinks? This joint, also conveniently located on the city’s Waterfront, has earned its solid reputation amongst its patrons by offering expert mixology services from a well-rounded and experienced bar staff, while the elevated comfort food cuisine ensures that guests (or co-workers/supervisors) won’t go home hungry, either. Drink is simply a classic choice for business, pleasure and everything in between.
Howl At the Moon
184 High St.
Boston, MA 02110
Looking to really cut loose and let the proverbial hair down after work? Howl at the Moon is a dueling piano bar which may not exactly be suitable for serious business conversation, but could certainly be considered ace for a celebratory, post-project success get-together for the entire office. Howl at the Moon’s experienced musical staff covers all the bases for a good time, varying between classic cover songs and karaoke jams while the entire bar sings along with reckless, lubricated abandon. Good times (and long lines) are virtually guaranteed at Howl at the Moon.
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Bond Restaurant and Lounge
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
Conveniently located for the office crowd in the city’s Financial District, Bond Restaurant and Lounge is all business, serving as a great place for a power meeting during the day or an easy, post-work break at night. Atmosphere and ambiance are the name of the game here at Bond, a pricy place, yet worth the time and effort put in to impress the boss or supervisor. Fine wine, cocktails and appetizers fuel a restrained yet open feel within the bar, leaving things open for both casual and business conversation.
710 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199
This Back Bay bar celebrates the idea of stick-to-your-ribs, comfort food culture and strong ale, which conveniently serves as a great way to break some bad business news to a colleague or simply celebrate a job well done with a well-deserved meal. Guinness flows freely here, giving Solas the Irish pub feel while still celebrating that open, welcoming feel for all those who walk through its doors. Solas is bar with a BIG feeling which balances business and casual with complete and utter ease.
George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at Examiner.com.