Nightlife

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Boston, MA
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$40,086
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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: As long as you have connections and know people (or are a hot chick), there's a great nightlife in Boston. MIT, BU, and Harvard throw the best frat parties. House parties are just a mile or two away on Mission Hill. Not much of a party scene at Northeastern itself.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't really go out at night.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Apartment Parties are So, so. a complete gamble really, can be great or can be awful. clubbing in boston is fun, but gets boring after a while as bostons a small place. you can go and party every night of the week all semester if you wanted but bostons partying scene isn't diverse enough to sustain a interesting party life so its a little in moderation to keep things interesting.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is always something going on and if you make friends with upperclassmen, the parties are always available.

3 College Student

Nightlife: This survey seems to want to know about partying. I am here to learn and study. I have this amazing opportunity at a world class university. I'm not going to party it away. I love the school, I love being in Boston. What more can you say.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 167th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 1207th
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 1259th
    Best Drink Prices

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenn Sinrich
Hometown
Swampscott, MA
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2012
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With Boston being the college town that it is, one can only imagine the nightlife. Northeastern is right around the corner from Newbury Street, Boylston Street, and Lansdowne Street, right near Fenway Park. There's never a dull moment on the weekends, and there are always fun bars and venues to go to and party. Whether you're looking for a dive bar or an exclusive nightclub, there's something for everyone in the city of Boston. Northeastern has a few bars very close to campus that are usually packed on weekdays as well as weekends. Conor Larkins and Our House East are two bars that are usually jam-packed with students by 1:30 a.m. for last call. 

Bars in Boston are usually strict with fake IDs, so if you're under 21, there are several 18-and-up clubs and, of course, many apartment or frat parties to go to. It may take a while to adjust to the campus nightlife and get to know the students who are throwing these types of parties, but once you get to know the campus energy, you shouldn't have trouble finding places to go. The only downfall about going out in Boston is that the T stops running around 12 a.m., so your only options for transportation are taking a cab or walking home.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Boylston/Theatre District
  • Lansdowne Street by Fenway Park
Other Places to Check Out
  • The Baseball Tavern
  • Cask'n Flagon
  • Clery's
  • Cure Lounge
  • Estate
  • Flann O'Briens
  • Game On
  • Game On!
  • Greatest Bar
  • Hennessey's
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Hurricane O'Reilly's
  • Jillian's
  • Kitty O'Shea's Irish Pub Boston
  • Lansdowne Pub
  • Lir Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
  • McGreevy's Boston
  • Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub
  • Ned Devine's
  • Penguin Pizza
  • Rattlesnake Bar & Grill
  • Rise
  • Silhouette Lounge
  • Sissy K's
  • Sunset Grill & Tap
  • Symphony 8
  • TC's Lounge
Local Specialties
Sam Adams: The Boston Beer Company
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong/Beirut
  • Flip cup
  • Kings
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • boston.about.com
  • www.bostoncitylinks.com/boston_city_nightlife.html
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Drink Our House East The Pour House TC's Lounge
Organization Parties
Resident Student Association (RSA) throws an annual Snow Ball, which is a formal dance open to all students (as long as tickets are purchased ahead of time). Fraternities and sororities throw parties throughout the year, as well, and many student groups will have themed events around the holidays. Northeastern also features numerous multiple-day events during the year that feature parties and events, such as the casino during Sex Week and Halloween costume parties.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Umbria Prime Restaurant

There's a restaurant, ultra lounge, and two floors for dancing.

295 Franklin St.

Boston

(617) 338-1000

www.umbriaprime.com

Venu

Venu is an international nightclub.

100 Warrenton St.

Theatre District

(617) 338-8061

www.venuboston.com

Tequila Rain

Plays your favorite Top 40, hip-hop, and rock. There's a spring break theme year-round-even when it's 10 degrees below zero in January. There's also a fairly strict dress code.

3 Lansdowne St.

Boston

(617) 437-0300

www.tequilarainboston.com

Gypsy Bar

Gypsy Bar has been named Boston Magazine's "Best Pickup Bar."

116 Boylston St.

Boston

(617) 482-7799

www.gypsybarboston.com

Royale Boston

Royale features five HD projectors, and is the ultimate event destination.

279 Tremont St.

Theater District

(617) 338-7699

royaleboston.com

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Our House East

Our House is the bar to meet NU students. There is a talent show on Wednesdays, and there is a DJ that keeps music flowing on both Thursdays and Fridays.

52 Gainsborough St.

Boston

(617) 236-1890

www.ourhouseeast.com

McFadden's

This is a good pub crawl destination.

148 State St.

Boston

(617) 227-5100

www.mcfaddensboston.com

Pour House

907 Boylston St.

Boston

(617) 236-1767

www.pourhouseboston.com

An Tua Nua

835 Beacon St.

Boston

(617) 262-2121

www.antuanuabar.com

Punter's Pub

This place is really a hole-in-the-wall for students who want a convenient location and cheap drinks.

275 Huntington Ave.

Boston

Conor Larkins Grill & Tap

This sports bar serves cheap beer and food.

Boston Beer Works

There are 15 microbrews on tap. You can take them home one half-gallon at a time. Located near Fenway Park.

110 Canal St.

Boston

(617) 896-2300

www.beerworks.net

Daisy Buchanan's

Daisy's is a crowded, dark pub with easy girls.

240 Newbury St.

Boston

(617) 247-8516

www.daisybuchanansboston.com

Hong Kong

World-famous Scorpion Bowls and a sampling of more than 90 different beers! Frequented by Harvard kids.

65 Chatham St.

Boston

(617) 227-2226

www.hongkongboston.com

Drink

348 Congress St.

Boston

(617) 695-1806

www.drinkfortpoint.com

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

Jillian's

This is like a casino for the 18-and-over crowd, featuring pool, arcade games, pingpong, and more.

145 Ipswich St.

Boston

(617) 437-0300

www.jilliansboston.com

Comedy Connection at the Wilbur Theatre

If you're under 21, you should check out this comedy club where big names often headline, and you can laugh the night away while sipping a virgin cocktail.

246 Tremont St.

Boston

(617) 248-9700

www.thewilburtheatre.com

Club Passim

There are poetry readings, live bands, and open mic nights here.

47 Palmer St.

Cambridge

(617) 492-7679

www.clubpassim.org

Student Polls

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 127 responses

  • 2% There are no good options.
  • 2% Use a designated driver.
  • 0% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 56% Public transportation.
  • 13% Taxis.
  • 28% Walk.

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 127 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 128 responses

  • 10% Parties? What parties?
  • 14% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 27% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 47% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 2% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 14 responses

  • 42% Off campus apartments
  • 29% Mission Hill
  • 17% MIT
  • 8% I don't look for them.
  • 4% Clubs

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Underwear Run
  • 30% After big sporting event wins
  • 20% The husky hunt
  • 10% Sports events, end & start of semester & more!

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