The day before Thanksgiving is when friends and family from far and wide reconnect at some of Boston’s most famous and welcoming bars. There are bars all over the city that offer libations, food and entertainment for the many visitors, both family and friend, who choose to gather at their establishment. Black Wednesday is one of the busiest nights of the year at local bars, second only to New Year’s Eve. Whether it is an intimate gathering of a few friends or a larger group to entertain, Boston has a large selection of bars from which to choose for a perfect Thanksgiving Eve get-together.
(Image Credit: The Black Rose)

(Image Credit: The Black Rose)

The Black Rose
160 State St.
Boston MA 02109
(617) 742-2286

The Black Rose is a popular meeting place, especially since it is located in the historic Faneuil Hall Quincy Market area. It is a premier Irish bar and restaurant. There are abundant pints of Guinness and traditional Irish fare available. Friends and family have been enjoying the atmosphere, pints and fare at The Black Rose since 1976. There is live Irish music 7 days a week, every day of the year, including Thanksgiving Eve, when visitors are in the city for the holiday.

(Photo Credit: Ned Devine's Irish Pub via Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Ned Devine’s Irish Pub via Facebook)

Ned Devine’s
1 Faneuil Hall Market Place
Boston MA 02109
(617) 248-8800

This modern pub offers traditional pub fare and full bar service. Ned Devine’s is the epitome of the active Boston nightlife with live music. The popular Boston bar is known for its casual dining and is a great meeting place to reconnect with friends on a busy Black Wednesday evening. Located at the historic Quincy Market, Ned Devine’s is a popular meeting destination.

(Photo Credit: Tunnel)

(Photo Credit: Tunnel)

100 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 357-5005

Located in the new W Hotel, Tunnel is a very popular and hip bar and nightclub. Entry into Tunnel is through a discreet entrance on Stuart Street, which is marked by frosted windows. From there, guests ride in a mirrored private elevator or descend a modern staircase to the underground Tunnel bar. There is a nightly DJ spinning popular tunes while guests enjoy great food, drinks, dancing when they rendezvous with their special reconnections on Thanksgiving Eve.

Related: Boston’s Best Bars For Black Wednesday

(Photo Credit The Landsdowne Pub)

(Photo Credit The Landsdowne Pub)

Lansdowne Pub
9 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 247-1222

Lansdowne Pub is located at the backside of the historic Fenway Park on the wildly popular Lansdowne Street. There is a relaxed atmosphere where friends gather and enjoy each other’s company year round but especially so on Black Wednesday. The Irish heritage of the Boston neighborhood is captured inside the pub. A cold pint is enjoyed by those who gather here to reconnect and reminisce before they head home for Thanksgiving dinner.

113 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-9874

Voted as Best of Boston for a Neighborhood Bar, Clerys is tucked into the eclectic South End neighborhood of Boston. This location is a popular bistro, bar and gathering place. They offer live entertainment, trivia nights and one of the best places in the city to enjoy Thanksgiving Eve with friends. Clerys also offers up-to-date function facilities for larger gatherings in a quaint Boston setting.

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