Boston >Food & Dining > Hennessys
25 Union St, Boston, MA | Directions 0210842.360968 -71.056885
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 2am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
Popular Faneuil Hall bar blends Colonial ambience with Irish cheer, spread out over two floors. – In Short
Hennessy's dark furniture, cozy lighting, and stained-glass windows make it particularly inviting on a cold winter night. Antiques line the walls and bar rails, and cracked window panes give it a lived-in feel. During the day, political types trickle down from Government Center to chow down on sandwiches and clam chowder alongside the tourists. At night, an Irish expatriate community of nannies and restaurant workers add their lilting brogues to the conversation.
A Guaranteed Good Time – As a grad student, I don't have the time or energy to go out and party like in my undergrad days, so when I do, I have found that, of all the pubs and clubs in the Boston area, Hennessey's is the one place I can depend on for a good time. The music is a fun mix of hits from the 80's, 90's, and now, and they frequently host one of Boston's many cover bands (my favorite is Swerve) so once the place starts to really fill up after 10pm, there is some good dancing among a mellow crowd of twenty- to thirty-somethings. I've never left this place without meeting some interesting people and heading over with the group to their nearby North End apartment for an after-party or to Cafe Pompeii for some late night eats. Put simply, Hennessey's is a guaranteed good time. =)
This is my favorite club in Boston – Don't read those other reviews. They were all written in 2003 and Club Q has new management, staff and an amazing DJ! If you love to dance this is the best place to go for hip hop, reggeton (however it's spelled) and even a little techno/house. I love the variety of music they play. The bartenders are all quick and very cute...guys and girls. And I love dancing on the platforms cause you have more room up there. And the back where the pool tables are is great for resting your feet and cooling off (body heat). I think it's Boston's best kept secret and it's a shame it doesn't get more promoting.
this bar sucks – i went in thinking the music would be great, decor, etc. the decor was good, new modern feel and look. but the drinks were awful. drinking there was almost like drinking at mohegan sun (watered-down), but i had to pay $6 a drink for crap. second, the music was actually cheesy techno. i like techno music, trance, etc., but this was crap. like remized versions of gloria estefan and the like. awful place. i will never go there again.,
not so hot hot spot – This place left much to be desired. Seemed to be a fun atmosphere, great decor. This website bosts about their cosmos and I paid eight dollars for the worst cosmo I have ever had. After two vain attempts for a decent drink, we left. This place is not worth the money.
This is the new hot spot.... – My friend and I just saw this spot and decided to go in on a whim. We didn't have to wait long for drinks, the music was good, overall the place was a nice new edition to the Boston nightlife. We'll be back. :)
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