by Susan E Johnston - 23 Reviews - 3 List
This centrally located neighborhood steeped in Boston tradition is where everyone--from students to scenesters--comes out to play. As a result, Back Bay bars and clubs come in an encouragingly wide spectrum. Glamorous party spots, beloved sports pubs, cocktail lounges, all have a place in Back Bay's nightlife scene.
(Photo: Susan Johnston)
Updated: June 23, 2010
Dillon's combines the sports-loving spirit of the Fenway with the slightly more sophisticated style of the Back Bay. It's a prime spot for celebrating a birthday party, watching the game or catching up with friends--especially when the patio is open. A typical weekend finds working stiffs letting loose with weekend revelers over pints of Guinness.
When its French doors are flung open onto Newbury Street, Sonsie has the breezy appeal of a European cafe. A mahogany bar creates a classy atmosphere for tourists and locals in search of a post-shopping mojito or sangria. A seasonally changing menu features items like brick oven pizza topped with spring leeks and pan-roasted halibut.