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Where to Grab a Beer in Boston, MA

Sample some of the best local brews


In honor of National Beer Day, we’ve brewed up some of our favorite, nearby spots to grab a beer in Boston. From velvety pints, to rich flights, to exciting tours, there are so many ways to discover local New England beers. Located in the heart of the city, Boston Harbor Hotel is within a short walk or T ride from some of the city’s most fun and popular destinations to enjoy beer.


Right outside Boston Harbor’s doors is a seasonal activation by Trillium Brewing Company, reopening mid-April. Pairing pints with views of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, this beer garden is perfect for hanging out on a sunny afternoon. The destination is also dog friendly so feel free to bring along your furry friends.


Take the elevator down to Boston Harbor’s infamous “dark bar” and enjoy a selection of local beer and craft cocktails. Spark up a conversation with the bartender and taste all your favorite brews. With the welcoming ambiance and friendly staff, you’ll want to stay here all night.


Hop on the Red Line to Downtown Crossing and experience the historic atmosphere in this pub. Democracy Brewing serves flights and pints of housemade beer alongside delicious bites. With tasting rooms and a full kitchen, beer lovers can rejoice.


Located in Boston’s iconic Faneuil Hall, The Sam Adams Boston Taproom offers bar snacks and a substantial beer menu. Take a short walk from Boston Harbor Hotel to sample a flight with friends or enjoy a drink after work at this trendy spot. For those warm weekends, grab a table on their rooftop.


Walk along the Wharf to discover this lively scene. Located just steps from TD Garden, Night Shift Brewing is the perfect destination for a pre‑game or pre-concert drink. From craft beers to hard ciders, you’ll find something for everyone here.


A short walk over to the bustling Seaport District will lead you to Harpoon Brewery. From trivia to paint nights, enjoy food and beer while participating in fun activities. If you’re a beer connoisseur, book a brewery tour to learn all about their signature crafts.

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