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Boston's Best Date Night Bars

The city of Boston, with all of its beautiful architecture and old school, historical charm, is one great date night destination. There are a myriad of bars and restaurants that make it easy to find romance here, combining atmosphere and ambiance in a manner unique to this magical, wonderful city. Here are five of some of the best date night bars in Boston.
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Eastern Standard Kitchen
528 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9100

Looking for stellar cocktails, fabulous food and great, friendly service? Look no further than Eastern Standard Kitchen, located on Commonwealth Avenue. This city favorite has been wowing its clientele for some time now, making good on some fairly high-class culinary choices while also offering up expensive wines and mixed drinks poured by some of the most experienced mixologists in the city. Eastern Standard Kitchen is a recommended destination for that all important "wow factor."

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Tres Gatos
470 Centre St.
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 477-4851

Looking for something a little different for your next date night outing? Why not check out Tres Gatos, located on Centre Street in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston. This Latin restaurant specializes in tapas cuisine which makes Tres Gatos a perfect place for a couple to indulge their culinary senses by ordering a variety of delectable dishes and spirited drinks. Plus, the folks behind Tres Gatos also operate a bookstore and record shop, great for an after-dinner stroll or to stimulate conversation. Tres Gatos is a true, delightful original date night spot in Boston.

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The Beehive
541 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-0069

The Beehive is a truly cool and hip place, bringing with it a relaxed and easy-going atmosphere which balances it out against so many of its contemporaries in the city of Boston. The prices here range from affordable to indulgent, combining comfort food classics (ribs, pulled pork) with spoil-yourself-rotten seafood platters and duck over kimchee fried rice. Meanwhile, live music sets the mood for a great time for any couple as they enjoy fine wine and spirits, a great meal and funky decor. The Beehive is legit and well recommended.

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Nightlife & Music Valet, Grill 23 & Bar
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Grill 23 & Bar
161 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 542-2255

Heading to Boston's Back Bay? Grill 23 & Bar should definitely be on a short list for "don't miss" destinations. Grill 23 & Bar fulfills every carnivore couple's dream with its insane selection of superior cut steaks, so much so that it promises to send even the heartiest of red meat maniacs into blissful cardiac arrest. This vintage steakhouse vibe works to the credit of Grill 23, bringing with it an impeccably old school atmosphere of cool akin to the days of Sinatra's "Rat Pack," while retaining modern ideas and approaches to fine food and spirits. Grill 23 & Bar is, in a word, "impressive."

Nightlife & Music Cinco de Mayo, Lolita Cocina
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Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
271 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 369-5609

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar brings the Latin flair to our list with fine tequila, margaritas and Mexican food madness with plenty of flair and a funky atmosphere. Lolita Cocina specializes in delivering quintessential Mexican dishes with a twist, as seen in its shrimp tacos and Mexican forest cake dessert, while the dim decor makes close conversation perfect for couples. Speaking of "close," Lolita is quite often packed and bustling, so make sure to arrive early or be prepared to wait a bit.

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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