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Boston’s Best Bars For Groups

July 4, 2013 6:00 AM

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Photo Credit: charlieskitchen.com

Photo Credit: charlieskitchen.com

Every circle of friends — be it “just the guys” or “girls night out” — loves it when the stars align just right and the entire crew is able to get together for an epic night out on the town. It isn’t often when large groups of friends can coordinate their schedules in this way, so such a special night demands a special bar with a decor spacious enough to accommodate all sorts of shenanigans. Check out this list of Boston’s best bars to visit for a good time with a large group.
(Photo Credit: Barlola)

(Photo Credit: Barlola)

BarLola
160 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-1122
www.barlola.com

The idea of a tapas lounge has gained quite a bit of momentum as of late, with many restaurants and bars taking a cue from growing tapas joints. A tapas meal is naturally designed to be shared by large groups of people, which makes BarLola an inherently great place to be with a large group of hungry and thirsty friends. Cocktails and sangria are the order of the day here, bolstered by the delicious sort of tapas — check the fried sea scallops and bacon-wrapped dates — that have earned BarLola rave reviews and a faithful customer fan base.

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(Photo Credit: Border Cafe)

(Photo Credit: Border Cafe)

Border Cafe
32 Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-6100
www.bordercafe.com

Tex-Mex and margaritas are the name of the game here at Border Cafe in the Harvard Square area of Cambridge; a neighborhood best known for being quite crowded with large groups on any given Friday or Saturday night. Border Cafe has earned a favorable reputation for being a reasonably priced destination for a large group of friends eager to step out from the hustle ‘n bustle of Harvard Square and into a nice and relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of large tables can accommodate parties, reunions or simply a fun night out with the crew.

Photo Credit: post390restaurant.com

Photo Credit: post390restaurant.com

Post 390
406 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 399-0015
www.post390restaurant.com

Located between Clarendon Street and Trinity Place in Boston’s trendy and stylish Back Bay neighborhood, Post 390 possesses an atmosphere which balances comfort casual with an upscale feel. Cocktails and wine flow freely within Post 390’s available private dining rooms and its large, spacious bar/dining area, making this Back Bay bar and restaurant a great place to crash with friends or even bring a business meeting. The space is imperative, but so is the food. It is a comforting mixture of traditional American and local favorites, from beer and bacon mac ‘n cheese to giant Kobe beef hot dogs which are certain to leave even the largest group of guests full and satisfied.

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(credit: CharliesKitchen.com)

(credit: CharliesKitchen.com)


Charlie’s Kitchen
10 Eliot St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-9646
www.charlieskitchen.com

Located at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Charlie’s Kitchen is the sort of joint designed to handle a true “night out” experience; one which will likely culminate some time in the wee hours of the morning, preferably with enough wild stories and blurred memories to ensure a morning-after headache or two. Dress is casual, with tattoos and piercings most definitely accepted or even encouraged amongst both patrons and staff. Loud, wild times demand some room to move, and Charlie’s Kitchen does very well in this department, servicing groups large and small with the ease of smart, friendly service. Looking to relax with some beers ‘n burgers? Look no further than Charlie’s Kitchen.

Photo Credit: Clerys Boston via Facebook

Photo Credit: Clerys Boston via Facebook


Clerys Bar and Restaurant
113 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-9874
www.clerysboston.com

Whereas Charlie’s Kitchen may service the rocker and rebel in all of us, sports fans will feel right at home here in on the Back Bay/South End line with Clerys Bar and Restaurant. This two-level joint has room to spare, making it a great place for both guys and girls to hit for drinks, dinner or dancing. Meanwhile, Sox fans can venture down here before or after a game for some grub. They’ll never having to worry about whether or not Clerys has enough space to accommodate a crew. Weekday food and drink specials also make Clerys a good place to hit up after work with friends or colleagues to catch a game on the tube or to toss back some cold ones. This place is always a good decision.

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.

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