Top Nightlife Experiences in Boston
Boston’s nightlife scene is an interesting mix of old-fashioned pub crawls and scholarly pursuits. From ghost tours and pub crawls to dinner cruises and a night at a museum, here’s how to spend the evening in Boston.
Bar Crawls and Wine Tastings
Boston’s historic bars—which include Green Dragon Tavern, the Bell in Hand Tavern, and the Warren Tavern—allow you to get a taste of the past while sipping a pint. If you’re new to the city, book a pub crawl to sample local brews and discover Boston’s history. Alternately, discover Boston’s burgeoning wine scene on a tasting tour with a sommelier.
From the Boston Strangler to the Boston Massacre, the capital of Massachusettshas a lot of skeletons in its closet. Listen to spooky stories on a “frightseeing” tour that takes you through burying grounds and cemeteries.
Experience the illuminated sights of Boston Harbor on an evening cruise. Sail past the Old North Church, Independence Wharf, the USS Constitution, and New England Aquarium as you relax with a cocktail. Plus, some packages include an on-board dinner buffet.
Beat the daytime crowds by visiting Boston’s museums at night. On designated weeknights, explore the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, or the Institute of Contemporary Art. The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum even hosts a colonial tavern night, where you can eat and drink with historical characters from the revolution.