Champagne Lounge At Rumba
510 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
The Champagne Lounge is the place to go in Boston’s Financial District for those seeking some creature comforts, since this posh lounge – located on Atlantic Ave. within the Intercontinental Hotel –provides plenty of sophisticated fun, relaxation and more than a little pampering. Private rooms and bars are available for the exclusive VIP treatment, while velvet couches, mood lighting and fancy-food bites create the perfect atmosphere for friendly chit-chat, intimate conversation or mutual mingling. The Champagne Lounge at Rumba is cool as a cucumber.
500 A Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
The Hawthorne is similar to the Champagne Lounge in that both lounges are located within hotels, but the similarities end there, bar this bar inside the Hotel Commonwealth near Fenway tends to focus on a different kind of movie star, namely that of the chic, hipster sort. The Hawthorne is a place where everything old is new again and an old fashioned charm and atmosphere ushers in the sort of cool that can only be described as self-aware” making this bar a great place to hunker down with friends to sip and chat over an Oscar telecast.
745 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
If you lament the fact that smoking is no longer allowed within the confines of any Boston area bar or club, Cigar Masters is an oasis. This is the place for smokers seeking a night out on the town, relishing in some old-school Hollywood shenanigans, Rat Pack style. Cigar Masters only offers beer and wine to go along with the cigar selection – in other words, no High Balls, ladies and gentlemen – yet this matters little when you take into account the chill and relaxed atmosphere.
1 Appleton St.
Boston, MA 02116
Located between Tremont and Berkeley streets in the city’s South End, 28 Degrees is a loungey, relaxed place to bring the VIP party; a bar where – just like its below freezing moniker – it’s important to act cool. Of course, this isn’t to say that 28 Degrees doesn’t have the required ambiance to promote the proper VIP get-together for family or friends. Sexy and swanky with a great sense of style, 28 Degrees is a great place to see and be seen, all the while nibbling on a bite from the late night food menu or indulging in a stiff cocktail.
Alibi Bar And Lounge
215 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Alibi Bar and Lounge is yet another hotel bar, this time with a prison theme, complete with mug shots! What better way to get in touch with your inner celebrity scandal? Cool and kitschy as Alibi may be, there is an undeniably upscale feel to the place. Although drinks can be a bit expensive here, live music and dancing ensures that the party atmosphere never stops, while a nice mixture of young professionals in their twenties and thirties lifts Alibi a bit above other hotel bars in terms of infectious energy.
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.