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Boston's Best Bars For Networking

Boston is just like any other big city in America in that it offers plenty of opportunities for young professionals to meet, see and be seen. Networking is a big part of any business lifestyle, and the Boston bar scene offers up its fair share of nights geared toward the business crowd, with socials, mixers, and meet and greets providing great opportunities to connect with other like-minded career folk. If you're on the fast track, be sure to hit Boston's best bars for networking.
(Credit: Globe Bar and Cafe/Facebook)

Globe Bar and Cafe

565 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 778-6993

Located between Clarendon and Dartmouth streets in the city's Back Bay area, the Globe Bar and Cafe features plenty of room to hold benefit events and business luncheons, while the kitchen's popular menu — check out the pulled duck sandwich — provides an affordable array of tasty options to satiate the hungriest work crowd. Indoor and outdoor seating areas also lend themselves nicely to setting up the perfect mixer for any weather. The Globe's high ceilings set off a fancy-pants atmosphere while the restaurant overall keeps itself humble and relatively affordable for most any budget. This one's a nice, middle-of-the-road place that's perfect for a no-stress get together.

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(Photo Credit: Dillon's)

955 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 421-1818

Dillon's is yet another Back Bay joint nestled in between Dalton and Hereford streets, a short walk from the Globe. Dillon's provides plenty of opportunities for the average business professional to meet. It offers a group-friendly establishment that can house intimate meetings and office mixers alike with room enough to spare. The patio area is a big help, as Dillon's can become quite crowded during the lunch and brunch hours. Strong mojitos and a solid drink menu also serve as gathering point for co-workers to meet and brainstorm with potential clients. Dillon's features a plethora of options for the thirsty business crowd.

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Minibar Boston
51 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-8500

Located on Huntington Avenue, Minibar features a posh atmosphere, yet never comes off as stuffy or stale. Mini burger sliders and stiff martinis provide the perfect accompaniment to outdoor patio discussions. The music inside is never invasive, instead emphasizing Minibar's chic, almost retro '70s atmosphere. This place is perfectly conducive to conversation: an intimate place where close quarters ensure steady conversation for both business and pleasure.

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Splash Ultra Lounge & Burger Bar
150 Kneeland St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 426-6397

On Kneeland Street in between Lincoln and Utica, Splash Ultra Lounge & Burger Bar may be a mouthful, but this spot brings in the trendy, upscale crowd. Splash Ultra Lounge features its fair share of loud music and dancing, thus making it a questionable choice for intimate conversation. On the other hand, it's a perfect choice for crowds that need a little extra atmosphere to get warmed up. Equal parts home turf for collegiate shenanigans and networking cool, Splash Ultra Lounge & Burger Bar is a unique experience, no matter how you slice it.

Back Bay Social Club
867 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-3200

This Boylston Street spot is pretty self-explanatory in moniker, serving up a sunny place to lounge and relax while enjoying the Back Bay Social Club's well-regarded chicken and waffles dish. A popular place for meetings or a relaxed get-together, the Back Bay Social Club embodies a chic atmosphere while retaining a cool, smoky retro vibe. The patio area demands sunglasses, of course, but also kicks up some great atmosphere for talking shop.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at

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