Day drinking is the new night out, and as the saying goes, “don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!” For many, stopping in somewhere for a quick drink or two during the day is a great way to relieve stress, blow off steam or simply clear the head and refocus for the rest of the day’s work. There are plenty of prime places in Boston to grab a noon pint or 3 p.m. glass as well. Here are five of the city’s best places for day drinking.
(Photo Credit: Drink/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Drink/Facebook)

348 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 695-1806

Drink makes “best of Boston” lists often, and for a number of reasons: it’s simply a great, well-rounded place for adult beverages. Drink is also a prime place to stop in during the day, despite the joint’s well-deserved reputation for nighttime fun. Drink’s established reputation for customer service is bolstered by its highly knowledgeable bar staff, while the kitchen here offers plenty of delicious lunch options for a fresh recharging of the batteries during the afternoon hours. Simply stated, Drink is a great place to visit no matter what time of day it happens to be.

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Photo Credit: Beehive

The Beehive
541 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-0069

The Beehive is a South End-area Boston staple; a great place to visit at night with friends or during the day for a lunchtime drink or nosh. Located on Tremont Street in between Hanson and Milford streets, The Beehive is also a perfect place to sit back and leisurely sip a drink while watching all of Boston’s diverse foot traffic or simply relaxing from the day’s crazy events. While nighttime events usually consist of live music, The Beehive’s hip, cool atmosphere and prime location makes this a worthy stop during the daylight hours as well.

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City Bar
65 Exeter St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 933-4800

Heading to the Back Bay for our next daytime drinking stop, City Bar is an ultra cool lounge located on the ground floor of the Lenox Hotel on Exeter Street. Hotel bars are a great spot for daytime drinking, as they’re often a bit less crowded and out of the way, while also offering some interesting conversation and scenery. City Bar is no exception to this idea, offering comfortable couches for relaxing in addition to the option of bellying up at the traditional old bar stool. City Bar’s status as a popular after-work spot makes the idea of heading here a bit early all the more appealing, so why not take a chance here the next time a work day draws to an early close?

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(Photo Credit: Biddy Early’s/Facebook)

Biddy Early’s
141 Pearl St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 654-9944

A quick visit to Biddy Early’s immediately brings up the question: where better to daytime drink than at one of Boston’s best dive bars? Indeed, Biddy Early’s presents the ultimate escape from the day’s doldrums within its familiar and unassuming walls, offering all of the usual dive bar amenities (darts, snacks, a jukebox and some arcade games) as well as that all important selling point: cheap beer. Looking to suck down a few cold and crisp PBRs before heading back to work? Hit up Biddy Early’s. Want to forget that horrible business meeting with some bad-for-you greasy food? Biddy’s is your place. This one is a definite “must see” in the city.

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(Photo Credit: Pour House/Facebook)

The Pour House
907 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 236-1767

The Back Bay area of the city harbors our final destination for day drinking at the Boylston Street hub known as The Pour House. A hearty appetite is recommended for a visit here, as The Pour House prides itself on catering to early risers and night owls alike with its expansive and hearty menu of delicious dinner and brunch options. Lines often form early in the morning as The Pour House serves up breakfast ‘n booze to an interesting mix of overnight shift warriors and early second-shift risers, making this Back Bay spot a unique spot to get one’s eat and drink on.

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