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If you’re looking for nightlife near the Boston Harbor Hotel, head into Faneuil Hall at night and join the crowds at the dozens of Irish Pubs that line the area. At any one of them you’ll find that Guinness pours flowing, as locals and tourists mingle, sharing stories and buying one another rounds. The Bell in Hand, Boston’s oldest bar, is usually packed on weekend nights, thanks to the live Irish music that plays from the bar.
Ned Devine’s in Faneuil Hall is the closest thing you’ll get to a nightclub near the hotel. A pub on the first floor and nightclub on the second floor, the space is small and usually packed with college-aged kids drinking cheap beer and dancing to club tunes. Across the way is the legendary three-level Hong Kong restaurant and nightclub. On each level, you can order traditional fried Chinese food (pupu platters and spare ribs, galore), but it’s the fish bowl drinks that drive people in droves to this local hangout. Beware: These drinks pack quite a punch, come complete with half a dozen straws and usually provide all the alcohol you need for a night out.
If you’re opting for a more civilized (but equally entertaining) evening, the Comedy Connection in Faneuil Hall is a great place for late-night laughs, without all the antics of the younger crowd. Live comedy shows take place nightly, and you can buy tickets from the box office day-of or through the Boston Harbor Hotel concierge. Beer lovers rejoice at entering the Harpoon Brewery, situated a short distance from the Boston Harbor Hotel. On a nice day, the brewery is easily walkable (about a mile from the hotel). Full brewery tours are available, including a stop in the Harpoon tasting room.