The Gallows

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The Gallows
The South End

Situated in close proximity to where Boston’s public hangings occurred, the Gallows embraces its namesake with its macabre décor. Beneath its perpetual Halloween costume, however, the bar has an inventive cocktail list and unassuming vibe.

Venue name: The Gallows
Address: 1395 Washington St

Cross street: at Union Park St
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 5pm–midnight; Thu–Sat 11:30am–3pm, 5pm–1am; Sun 11am–3pm, 5–11pm
Transport: Silver line to Union Park