A short stumble from Faneuil Hall, The Black Rose is a beacon for Boston's bachelor degree-bound crowd. It basically checks all of the boxes as any college kid's ideal pub, serving properly poured Guinness and typical Irish fare in a traditional, comfortable and lively environment. Regular live music and Irish accents galore add to the experience, and its close proximity to the area's other bumping bars makes it perfect for an impromptu crawl.
College is that preciouus time in your life when your body can handle all of the bar-hopping, but your wallet can not—especially in a place as expensive as Boston. Luckily, our city isn't all swanky cocktail lounges guaranteed to produce $200 tabs, and there are actually a decent number of joints that cater to the 20-something set. These are bars that appeal to students’ limited budgets, with cheap beers and afforable well drinks, plus the occasional meal deal or promotion. If you’re looking for a wild night surrounded by youthful energy, here are the best college bars in Boston. For more college-friendly spots, check out the best cheap eats in Boston and Boston’s best late night dining options. Looking for something more refined? The best cocktail bars in Boston will do the trick.
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