Best Piano Bars In Boston, Massachusetts

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If you have ever been to Boston before, you will know it is a place well known for its prestigious institutions, memorable marathons, and long history with the British. It also houses several romantic hotels and amazing bed and breakfasts. But Boston is so much more than that, for it is also a city famous for its cafes, lounges, and bars. This is one American city with a lot of rhythm and tempo and this is most evident in the distinctness of her bars. These are much more than just regular bars; these are piano bars, offering exceptional drinks and live performances with a lot of pizzazz! Check out this list of the top piano bars in Boston, Massachusetts to enjoy the very best of entertainment and bar services.

1. Club Café

Columbus Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, is always a beehive of activity every day of the week, or should we say every night of the week. For three solid decades, it has held the title of the leader of nightlife in Boston and its environs, treating visitors to nights of music, fun, and food. If you ever find yourself in the neighborhood and you need some action, visit Club Café for ‘YASSS! It’s Thursday’, Anthem Fridays or maybe Trivia Tuesday – there is always something spectacular for you in this famous piano club if you’re looking for fun things to do at night!

Club Café

Address: 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116, USA

Website: Club Café

Opening hours: 11am - 2pm (daily)

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2. Avery Bar

Located in the glitzy and glamorous Ritz Carlton hotel, this piano club is a threat to its competitors, an allure to its visitors and a melting pot for nighttime activities. With aesthetic features that are timeless, a menu that is vast and mouthwatering, and music that is both titillating and exciting, Avery Bar promises nightlong entertainment. You had better come dressed in your best casual outfit to this iconic piano bar that serves their special martini menu, classic American dishes and is open all week except on Mondays and Sundays.

Avery Bar

Address: 10 Avery St, Boston, MA 02111, USA

Website: Avery Bar

Opening hours: Sat: 5pm - 12:30pm; Tue - Wed: 5pm - 11:30pm; Thu - Fri: 5pm - 12:30pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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3. Howl at the Moon

You’re certainly not a werewolf yet you may wake up someday looking for a place to howl under the moon and party like it’s the dawn of the millennium! If this is you, then you have to hurry to Number 184 High Street in Boston any night from Sunday to Saturday. Howl at the Moon is always packed with lovely people, and their calendar is always full of functions and events like bachelorette parties and holiday parties. You can make reservations for your special private occasions as well.

Howl at the Moon

Address: 184 High St, Boston, MA 02110, USA

Website: Howl at the Moon

Opening hours: Sat: 5pm - 2am; Sun: 7am - 2am; Wed - Fri: 4pm - 2am (closed on Mon - Tue)

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4. Top of the Hub

Have you been searching for a piano bar that offers the best New England dining experience and a menu to die for? Stop your search immediately and head to the Top of the Hub. Sitting atop 52 floors in the Prudential Plaza, this award-winning piano bar is a must-visit for your lunch, brunch, cocktail, and dinner, not forgetting the fantastic musical performances. They serve American classics and also have options for guests with special dietary needs. Their salmon is always perfectly cooked and the crab cakes are the most popular item on their menu.

Top of the Hub

Address: 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA

Website: Top of the Hub

Opening hours: Sat: 11:30am - 1am; Sun: 11am - 1am; Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 1am

Editors Note: Establishment is Permanently CLOSED as of this update

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Boston Tour Guide

Naim Benmayor

Naim Benmayor

As a Boston tour guide, I have the added experience of being a world traveler. For many years, I frequently visited Europe, Asia, and Latin America on business. During this time, I also organized tours of the USA, Europe and Asia for my business clients. I now bring this passion, excitement and expertise to the Boston area.By exploring the globe, I was exposed to various cultures, and this unique perspective has taught me what appeals to people when visiting a new part of the country or a new part of the world. My fluency in English and Turkish, and my advanced skills in Spanish and intermediate skills in French, also help me to service a wider range of tourists and business people.I moved to Boston, Massachusetts several years ago, and I now reside in Brookline. I have three children, so I develop my tours to accommodate families with kids, couples, and individuals who want to visit and learn about the rich history and culture of Boston. As a parent, I know that Boston is a great place for higher education, and I have knowledge of the colleges and universities in the area.I customize tours to suit the needs and preferences of my customers. Whether you want a walking tour, a riding tour, or a little of both, I can create an itinerary that showcases the best of what Boston has to offer.My one day tours are educational and entertaining, and include the history, culture, personalities, architecture and, even the shopping areas of this renowned city. At the end of the tour you will be happy and satisfied when you realize you've seen so much in just a short time.I am here to share my knowledge of Boston, Cambridge and all of New England with you, and help you to enjoy your visit so you can explore the must-see parts of this great city. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you around the city, so please send me a message if you have any questions.Thank you for reading.

5. Lucky's Lounge

You must be an extremely lucky being to find Lucky’s Lounge in the heart of the city, with all its trappings and in all its glory. With an ancient décor laced with a modern touch, the best of classic cocktails, food, and soul-lifting live music, Lucky’s Lounge is the piano lounge of choice. You can and should make reservations for your private parties as early as possible.

Lucky's Lounge

Address: 355 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA

Website: Lucky’s Lounge

Opening hours: Sun - Sun: 10am - 2pm; Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2am

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6. The Continental Restaurant

Posted by The Continental Restaurant on Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Bostonians know that there is only one place to go when they want the best of the following trio: delicious food, endless fun, and soothing music. Visit The Continental Restaurant, located deep on Broadway Road, north of Boston, Massachusetts for the best of all worlds. If you ever find yourself in Boston, ask your neighbor or google the address and you will find yourself at the headquarters of Boston’s nightlife.

The Continental

Address: 266 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906, USA

Website: The Continental

Opening hours: Sun: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 11pm

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7. D's Keys

Bostonians know that only two sets of people have never visited D’s Keys: those who don’t love fun and those who have never visited Boston! D’s Keys is famous as Boston’s dueling piano bar, known for its interactive rock and roll dueling piano shows where individuals sing along to the songs played by the in-house performers. With customized in-house drinks and different activities all through the week, there is no doubt that you will visit again.

D's Keys

Address: 391 D St, Boston, MA 02210, USA

Website: D’s Keys

Opening hours: Sat: 7pm - 2am; Sun: 8pm - 12am; Wed: 8pm - 12am; Thu - Fri: 7pm - 2am

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8. Bostonia Public House

The sitting arrangements are the first thing that will capture your attention when you walk into Bostonia Public House for the first time. Established in the year 2014, this classic piano bar and lounge is a gentleman’s paradise and a home for those who love mature fun. With live music and DJs coupled with an ambiance to look forward too, Bostonian Public House is open all days of the week, except on Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Bostonia Public House

Address: 131 State St, Boston, MA 02110, USA

Website: Bostonia Public House

Opening hours: Sat: 10am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 12am; Mon - Tue: 11:30am - 12am; Thu - Fri: 11:30am - 2am

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9. Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro

This wine bar, piano bar, and bistro is the home of live jazz, sweet-tasting drinks, and an avenue for socializing. It is located in the heart of Boston. Like jazz bars, it also features jazz music as well as large spaces and vintage wine. You are most welcome to revel in the unique ambiance of Les Zygomates Wine Bar and Bistro. You will be glad you didn’t go elsewhere.

Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro

Address: 129 South St, Boston, MA 02111, USA

Website: Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro

Opening hours: Sat: 5:30pm - 11pm; Mon: 11:30am - 9pm; Tue - Wed: 11:30am - 10pm; Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 11pm

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10. Lansdowne Pub

Are you looking for a place where you can enjoy great drinks in the company of your good friends in the vibrant city of Boston? If yes, you should check out Lansdowne Pub. In this iconic pub, you can listen to live jazz music and be serenaded by the soothing sounds of the piano every single day. The Lansdowne Pub is the only place where jazz meets pub and pub meets people, and everyone is happy ever after.

Lansdowne Pub

Address: 9 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215, USA

Website: Lansdowne Pub

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 11am - 2am; Mon - Fri: 4pm - 2am

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11. The Bebop

In Boston, Massachusetts, there are many bars that claim to be genuine piano bars but only a few live up to that expectation, a few like The Bebop. If you are visiting Boston, you don’t want to miss eating real steak and drinking Irish beer, cocktail, and wine in the pub where Bruce Springsteen often visited. You can start your week by attending open mic Monday and have your brunch on Tuesday and listen to gypsy jazz on Wednesdays and guess what they also feature - a large piano for hyper entertainment.

The Bebop

Address: 1116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215, USA

Website: The Bebop

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 9am - 1am; Mon - Fri: 11am - 1am

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Experience the best piano bars in Boston

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Lovers of jazz and piano music, love to visit Boston, Massachusetts and experience the best of jazz music in Lansdowne Pub, listen to the vibrant rhythms of the piano at the Bebop and enjoy the dueling piano experience at D’s Keys. These bars are designed to make your visit most enjoyable. Drop by any of these exceptional piano bars in Boston for the very best in entertainment, drinks, and food.

Be sure to check out some rooftop bars and dive bars also found in the area as well!

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