Sometimes you just need to unwind after work. For many Bostonians, that means hitting up their favorite neighborhood bar, restaurant or pub for an after-work drink or two, or three. Of course, there is no shortage of great spots for the thirsty, post-work traveler to hit after work, but here are five of Boston’s best spots for after-work drinks.
The Landing (Image: Boston Harbor Cruises)

The Landing (Image: Boston Harbor Cruises)

The Landing
1 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 227-4321

The Landing holds the distinction for being located on some severely prime real estate, namely right on the Boston Waterfront. This harbor-side bar is the perfect place for after-work drinks, particularly if seaside sights and smells are your bag. Hitting up The Landing for drinks means that visitors can sip their libations while also enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of Boston’s Waterfront, soaking it all in while relaxing after a long day at work.

(Image:  Langham Hotels)

(Image: Langham Hotels)

Bond Restaurant
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 956-8765

Boston’s Financial District is full of young professionals, working all day long and just dying for a great place to hit up at quitting time for a few after-work drinks with friends or co-workers. Bond Restaurant delivers the goods in this respect, particularly if elevated elegance and atmosphere is on your checklist for bar essentials. Bond is located in the former location of Boston’s Federal Reserve Bank, meaning that the architecture and vibe is gorgeous and evocative, a perfect setting to relax, or even to take that very “special” co-worker out for a romantic drink.

Related: Boston’s Best Bistros

(Image: Granary Tavern)

(Image: Granary Tavern)

Granary Tavern
170 Milk St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 449-7110

Located within Boston’s Financial District in between 1-93 and Broad Street, the Granary Tavern is a great place for after-work drinks, particularly if you’re also bringing an appetite. This Milk Street spot offers plenty of stick-to-your-ribs comfort food cuisine to go along with its beer and mixed drink menu. Chicken and waffles, pizza and burgers are just a few of the options offered here at Granary Tavern, while the craft, bottled and tap beer selection ensure a satisfying trip after work for dinner and drinks.



Poe’s Kitchen @ The Rattlesnake
384 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-7772

Poe’s Kitchen is a sort of “pop up” dinner place, located within the confines of The Rattlesnake bar over on Boylston Street in the city’s Back Bay. Located in between Arlington Street and Berkeley Street, Poe’s Kitchen provides the perfect, elevated comfort food and cocktail selections to go along with the drafts and drinks already served at The Rattlesnake, making this a one-two punch of awesomeness for after-work drinks with a little something extra…a delicious nibble ‘n nosh.

(Image: Howl at the Moon on Instagram)

(Image: Howl at the Moon on Instagram)

Howl at the Moon Dueling Piano Bar
184 High St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 292-4695

Granted, there are usually long lines associated with this extremely popular, Boston area piano bar – particularly on the weekends – but the weekday grind means that Howl at the Moon could serve as a great place for after-work drinks for those looking for a little music, fun and entertainment. Howl at the Moon specializes in talented pianists who take requests from the audience, mixing in jokes with a wide variety of classics from all genres of music, from rock and pop to jazz and classical, making this a one-of-a-kind spot for after-work drinks.

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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