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Which neighborhood is best to stay?

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Which neighborhood is best to stay?

Me--> just turned 21.

Partner-in-crime--> 24yo brother.

We'd like to hit a couple of bars and pubs, not looking for anything posh and would rather go where the locals go.

Which areas should we look into for our hotel, considering we'd probably be quite inebriated and would rather be able to walk, take the T, or catch a cab (not too expensive)??

Also, would greatly appreciate bar/pub suggestions.


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1. Re: Which neighborhood is best to stay?

You'd probably enjoy staying near Faneuil Hall Marketplace. You should see about getting a room at the Marriott Long Wharf hotel. It's literally right beside the MBTA (blue line) Aquarium T stop for one thing. It would be ideal for you to get to the Back Bay in no time, just switch over to the orange line for that stop.

Yet if you stayed at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, you could walk right over to the bars and pubs in the market or walk down to Canal Street in seconds from here. It would be a good area to hang out in. You can take a taxi to the seaport area of the waterfront or you could walk there, it's up to you:

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You'd be in a good location to walk right over to the North End too.

When are you planning on arriving? There's all kinds of feast going on in the North End on weekends, right now until late August, you'd be able to walk over to them at night:


As far as the hotel is concerned. You could go to hotwire to see about deals for the hotel or any of the hotels in the Quincy Market - Financial District area. Here's a good deal on this site that you could check:


It's an easy walk down to Canal Street from the Quincy Market area where this hotel is located. You could go to Hurricane O'Reilly's located at 150 Canal Street or walk across to the Grand Canal where there's always music, especially on Thursday nights from what I'm hearing of it. You could head back to the hotel and mozey in to the Purple Shamrock located at 1 Union Street, then go to the Black Rose around the corner in the Market. It's up to you. Walking from one place to another is the beauty of being in this location. You won't have to worry about driving at all being in this area.

Don't forget to have something to eat, you could go to the North End for dinner and still get to these same pubs and bars!

Good luck no matter where you stay, have a wonderful time!

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2. Re: Which neighborhood is best to stay?

The Fanueil Hall area is a good suggestion for what you want. Also, a little way from Fanueil Hall near the TD Garden are a couple of less expensive hotels, the Bullfinch and the Holiday Inn Express. You might want to look into those. A couple of the bars mentioned are in that area. I'm assuming you are coming soon, but if you're not and you are coming during basketball or hockey season, the bars in that area will be hopping on game night. If you are coming soon and the Red Sox are in town, you might want to take the T to the Fenway Park area and check out the pregame festivities in the bars in that area.

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3. Re: Which neighborhood is best to stay?


I will agree 100% with the previous posts. The North Station/Quincy Market area is perfect for what you want. The area around Canal St. and Portland St. and just surrounding Quincy Market itself, is packed with bars and pubs.

I'll add two other hotel ideas in that area for you. The Marriott Custom House and the Onyx hotel. Both are in that area, have a lot of charm, and would allow you to safely stumble home after a night "enjoying yourselves" :)

The Long Wharf Marriott is very nice, as is the Millenium Bostonian, as mentioned. Any of those will be great for you.

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