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“Good drinks, great outdoor patio and wheelchair friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alibi Lounge

Alibi Lounge
215 Charles Street, Boston, MA
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Ranked #290 of 2,847 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: The Charles MGH stop on the Red line
Boston
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good drinks, great outdoor patio and wheelchair friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Drinks are good, moderately priced for Boston. If you have a chance to go when the weather is good, the patio lounge is wonderful. It is located on the ground floor. It is wheelchair friendly, although tight when it is crowded. Bathroom is totally accessible. It is chaotic there on the weekends and as a local I avoid it then so as not to have to stand in line.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois
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128 reviews 128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Interesting....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Visited Alibi Lounge recently. We couldn't decide which bar in the Liberty Hotel to stop in to, and finally settled on Alibi since it seemed casual.

The spot has interesting decor (former jail - cool idea)...but the staff was a bit condescending and I thought that it was pricey for what it was.

Worth it for a drink in the hotel if you want to check it out.

Visited December 2011
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice, trendy bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Alibi is a nice evening establishment located within the Liberty Hotel. As part of its decor it still retains some of the original jail cell bars. The bar can get rather cramped in the evening because of the layout, but then again what bar doesn't.

Visited December 2010
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Santa Ynez, California
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“Great, unique place to meet friends in Boston”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Alibi is a Bar and Lounge in the Liberty Hotel. It is convenient to reach by the Red line. A wonderful old building that use to be a jail. It has a warm loungy feeling with great cluster of tables and various chairs to sit in. The Celebrity Mug shots are lots of fun We had the white pizza for a snack and it was fantastic. The drinks were tastey and the staff was attentive. It is great for a late night snack. What more could you want?????

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norwood, Massachusetts
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great before dinner meet-up spot.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

Love the dark atmosphere and prison decor that compliments the Liberty Hotel's storied past. The celebrity mug shots throughout are interesting. I love the fact that they have couches available especially if you are meeting with a group. They make some great signature cocktails like "The Rehab" which is addictive according to my wife. I'm a big fan of their truffled polenta fries. The prices are typical for an upscale bar/club in the Boston area. I would recommend calling ahead if you are meeting people and want a couch/table as the lines can be pretty deep.

  • Visited September 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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