Boston Entertainment & Nightlife

     

Boston Entertainment & Nightlife

Concerts, Theater, Comedy, Sports Bars, Clubs, Movies

Entertainment and nightlife in Boston rocks . . .

Our huge number of bars, dance clubs, comedy clubs, concerts, restaurants, theaters, movies, dinner cruises, and other entertainment give you plenty of ways to have fun after the sun goes down.


But here's an important heads-up:  nightlife here ends early compared with other large cities. 

How early? 

Last call happens at 2am or earlier, while most restaurants serve their final meal long before then. 

However, you'll find plenty to do before the city closes up! 

Top photo:  Concert at House of Blues Boston - Photo credit:  Michael Schwarz for DigBoston

Boston Theaters, Concerts, Movies, Comedy

Shows & Performances at Boston's Theaters

Boston's Theatre District
Boston's Theatre District

Find top shows in Boston's Theaters each month, check schedules, and get your tickets ...  More

Theaters for Live Shows & Performances

Shubert Theatre in Boston's Theatre District
Shubert Theatre in Boston's Theatre District

Find where to see shows, concerts, & other performances, plus ticket and discount information ... More

Concert Venues

House of Blues Boston across from Fenway Park
House of Blues Boston across from Fenway Park

From indie groups to world-acclaimed symphony orchestras, multiple concerts take place every night.  All you have to do is choose ... More

Movie Theaters

Loews Movie Theatre across the street from Boston Common
Loews Movie Theatre across the street from Boston Common

Nothing beats the experience of seeing a movie in a theater on the wide screen, especially with popcorn and perhaps a glass of wine in your hand.  Boston movie theaters specialize in everything from the latest hits to indie films to old-time classics - something for everyone!  

Check out our guide to movie theaters in Boston

Even if you haven't visited Boston, you've probably seen it in the movies.  Here's a few of the best movies filmed in Boston.

Comedy Clubs

Improv Asylum comedy club in Boston's North End
Improv Asylum comedy club in Boston's North End

Boston's robust comic scene launches numerous nationally known comics.  These clubs are where you'll see today's and tomorrow's stars ... More

Summer Concerts at Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

Rockland Trust Bank  Pavilion
Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

At its location right on Boston Harbor, the Rockland Trust Pavilion hosts top musicians and groups from late spring through early fall in the sizzling South Boston Waterfront neighborhood ... More

Summer Outdoor Theater:  Shakespeare on the Common

Shakespeare performed under the stars on Boston Common - July and August
Shakespeare performed under the stars on Boston Common - July and August

A beloved summer event, Shakespeare on the Common brings the Bard to life in a way that will have you laughing even in the face of tragedy.  Even if you think you don't like Shakespeare, don't miss this experience ... More

Boston Opera House

Boston Opera House in the Theatre District
Boston Opera House in the Theatre District

As befits this jewel of Boston's Theatre District, the Opera House is where Boston's top shows entertain enthralled fans.  Come here for Broadway hits, Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, and many more special performances  ... More

Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

Longwood Symphony Orchestra performing at Hatch Shell on Boston's Esplanade
Longwood Symphony Orchestra performing at Hatch Shell on Boston's Esplanade

Located on Boston's fabled Esplanade, the Hatch Shell is where you'll find free summer concerts, including the Boston Pops' famous July 4th concert followed by fireworks ... More

Boston Restaurants, Bars, & Night Clubs

Dance Clubs & Nightclubs

Boston nightlife and entertainment - Theaters
Jamie xx performs at Royale Boston - Photo credit: Ben Stas for Digboston

Whether you want to dance, socialize, or just soak up the music, here are the hottest clubs in Boston.  Dress codes, what to expect ... More

Historic Taverns

Green Dragon Tavern in Boston's historic downtown
Green Dragon Tavern in Boston's historic downtown

Want to experience Boston history the easy way?  Follow in the footsteps of Paul Revere, Sam Adams, and other early Patriots by heading to these historic taverns ... More

Sports Bars near TD Garden

Banners Sports Bar at Hub on Causeway next to TD Garden
Banners Sports Bar at Hub on Causeway next to TD Garden

Bruins and Celtics fans pack these sports bars near the Garden before and after games, but they're also great places to have fun at anytime.  Find out why  ... More

Sports Bars near Fenway Park

Game On! -  sports bar near Fenway Park in Boston
Game On! - sports bar near Fenway Park in Boston

We take sports seriously in Boston, and you should too.  And there's no better place to do that than these sports bars near Fenway Park - plus several with live music ... More

Boston Restaurants

Shojo Restaurant, Boston MA
Shojo Restaurant, Boston MA

More than places just to get food, Boston's restaurants provide an evening's culinary adventure.  Find the best places to excellent cuisine and beverages ... More

Irish Pubs in Boston

Lansdowne Pub on Sunday morning, with Manchester United playing Arsenal on the big screen
Lansdowne Pub on Sunday morning, with Manchester United playing Arsenal on the big screen

Nothing beats Boston's Irish pubs for warmth, good brew, and tasty pub food.  But you'll also find much more in many of them - Irish music, dancing, big screens, and plenty of fun all night  ... More

Boston Harbor Dinner Cruises

Dinner cruise aboard The Odyssey on Boston Harbor
Dinner cruise aboard The Odyssey on Boston Harbor

Enjoy a memorable evening under the stars on these luxury cruises offering gourmet dining, dancing, music, and spectacular Boston Harbor views ... More


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