Whether you are celebrating the end of a work week or the end of midterm exams, weekend nights bring much excitement to Boston’s 20-something crowd. All over the city there are bars and clubs popular among recent grads, young professionals and current college students. – Yoojin Cho

An Tua Nua, Boston

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An Tua Nua

835 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215

If you like dancing and don’t mind $1 Miller drafts, An Tua Nua is a fun place to go to, especially on a Thursday night. By MBTA: Green Line, Fenway station or Kenmore station

White Horse Tavern Bar and Restaurant

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White Horse Tavern

116 Brighton Ave.
Allston, MA 02134

Billiard tables, patio seating for cool nights and High Definition TV’s in the bar area make White Horse Tavern a great destination for a casual night out with friends. By MBTA: Green Line, Harvard Ave. station

Common Ground Bar and Grill

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Common Ground

83 Harvard Ave.
Allston, MA 02134

90’s night on Fridays and cheap drinks draw many college students to this bar. By MBTA: Green Line, Harvard Ave. station

Joshua Tree Sports and Burgers

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Joshua Tree

1316 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA 02135

One of the more popular bars in Allston. Joshua Tree, also known as JTree, has a dance floor downstairs and a large bar area on the ground floor. By MBTA: Green Line, Griggs St. station

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Mary Ann’s

1937-1939 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

Popular among Boston College students… It is a thriving dive bar with cheap drinks. By MBTA Green Line, Cleveland Circle station

The Enourmous Room, Boston

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The Enormous Room

567 Masachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

If you’re tired of listening to mainstream music 24/7, head over to this hip lounge. By MBTA: Red Line, Central Square station

McFaddens Restaurant and Saloon

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148 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Well-known for its “happy hour party” drawings where you can win free drinks for a 2-hour period and your friends get $3 drinks. McFadden’s often sees a large after-work crowd. By MBTA: Green Line, Government Center stop

Royale, Boston

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279 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

No cover charge for ladies before midnight on Saturdays is one of many reasons why people in their early 20’s like Royale. As a concert venue, Royale hosts popular bands and as a night club, it hosts absolutely packed dance parties. By MBTA: Green Line, Boylston St. stop

Ned Devine's Irish Pub

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Ned Devine’s

1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109

Thanks to three different rooms, you can either chat, listen to the cover bands or dance your night away in the upstairs dance club. By MBTA: Green Line, Government Center stop or Orange Line, Downtown Crossing stop

The Estate, Boston

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The Estate

1 Boylston Place
Boston, MA 02116

One of very few places in Boston that really makes you feel like you are at a night club in Las Vegas, Miami or New York. By MBTA: Green Line, Boylston St. stop

The Pour House, Boston

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The Pour House

907 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115

Cheap with a laid back atmosphere and a wide variety of appetizers. Worth heading back in the morning for the brunch menu. By MBTA: Green Line, Hynes Convention Center stop

Rattlesnake Bar and Grill

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Rattlesnake Bar

384 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

Its roof deck is the biggest attraction, especially on hot summer nights. Though the downstairs bar area is spacious, many flock to the roof deck for fresh air and more seating options. By MBTA: Green Line, Arlington stop

Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub and Restaurant

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Tommy Doyle’s

96 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Cambridge’s 3-story Irish pub has everything – live bands, dancing and affordable pitchers. By MBTA: Red Line, Harvard Square stop

Yoojin Cho is a Boston University student and aspiring journalist. She spent two semesters interning with the CBS Boston Digital team.