The 10 Best Neighborhood Bars in Massachusetts!

What is a local neighborhood bar? It’s well worn. It’s unpretentious.  When you walk in, you’re instantly made to feel at home. The simple drinks and beers are likely far cheaper than in the upscale bar around the corner. Check out these 10 neighborhood bars in Massachusetts. You might just decide you’ll become a regular.

1. Sligo Pub, Somerville, MA

A small Irish pub that fills up fast, Sligo Pub is a favorite Somerville bar. The beer and booze are inexpensive and the TV is typically tuned in to whatever Boston sports team is playing. Leave your credit cards at home when you visit, however. They only accept cash.

2. The Prospector, Marlborough, MA

Featuring cheap drinks and bar games, the Prospector is a fun bar where the locals meet after work or for an inexpensive night out. The food is pretty darn good too. 

3. Silhouette Lounge, Allston, MA

Silhouette Lounge is a great place to order a pitcher and play darts. Chat with your neighbor, buy him or her a beer, and enjoy the free popcorn. There’s always someone to talk to at this classic spot.

4. Toad, Cambridge, MA

A neighborhood bar with local entertainment, Toad is a favorite of locals because the drinks are cheap and there’s never a cover charge. They make a mean burger, too.

5. The DOT Tavern, Dorchester, MA

Dorchester locals love the DOT Tavern because the beer is cheap and loud disagreements are kept to a minimum. Locals love watching Boston sports on the TV above the bar. It’s everything you’d look for in a local bar. 

6. Moynagh’s Tavern, Worcester, MA

Dark and comfortable, Moynagh’s Tavern is beloved by many. Regulars love the excellent and down-home service here as well as the delicious bar bites. 

7. Eddie C’s, Boston, MA

Conveniently located near a T stop, Eddie C’s is a favorite spot for those heading home after a long day at work. The beer and drinks are fairly priced and make sure to bring cash with you! 

8. Blue Shamrock, Lowell, MA

The Blue Shamrock is a great place to meet up with neighborhood friends. There are a couple of pool tables and arcade games for those who are looking for more to do than just grabbing a beer at the bar.

9. Brandy Barrel Pub, Lynn, MA

Brandy Barrel Pub serves up good drinks and lots of popcorn. Locals congregate there every couple of months for neighborhood meetings, too, so it has a strong community vibe. 

10. Callahan’s Bar, Quincy, MA

With an Irish-themed setting and some of the friendliest service around, Callahan’s Bar is a classic. This is a great place to grab good bear and tasty cocktails in an unpretentious atmosphere.

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