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Alibi Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-3001
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We went to this bar as we were staying at the hotel upstairs. I had a prickly pear margarita, which came with so many ice cubes and prickly syrup that the alcohol content was close to zero ... The patio was dirty. Service was also very poor, with bar tenders mostly using their cell phone at the bar, without taking... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We got VERY lost trying to get here and despite having a reservation for 7:30pm and showing up 30 minutes later the staff were very accommodating. We were seated right away and to start we had the calamari which it was pure perfection, so good and it wasn’t fried in two inches of flour which my hips can handle from... More 

Thank leyani-leon
Erkrath, Germany
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248 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I might be too old for this premise, on weekends there are no chances to get in there, I went in Thursday evening, it was ok. The location itself is jail-like as the hotel. The drinks are ok, you will not get any draft beer, and a small bottle might be around 8 bucks, so you also pay for the... More 

Thank Mchenchef
Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

We had supper and a drink here. What a cool place. We're told it's an old penitentiary that's been renovated into a hotel and restaurants. The food was pretty good. Service was a little slow. But the place was super cool. I'd recommend have a drink at the Alibi and then eating at one of the restaurants so you can... More 

Thank Mike H
Boston, Massachusetts
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448 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

While the converted jail theme makes for a cool bar concept, I had expected the theme to be played up more based on what I had heard from friends prior to this first visit. Bar felt sparse and plain, with a few random jail elements. Menu had an out of date beer list (can you say dashed hopes?). Servers were... More 

Thank Kait_De
Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

good for smoker, totally different from clink, if you want to chose, clink is a better choice. It is an experience, good or bad, I do it once just for that. I will not dine there again

Thank Nanseesomsak
Fairfield, Connecticut
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172 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

Great meal, great service. Went to meet two people here for dinner as a less-expensive option compared to Clink and Scampo. Based on the set up, I was little nervous about having dinner here, but the burgers we had were fresh and delicious, and the pizza was excellent as well. Reasonable drink prices and an eclectic drink menu. GREAT service... More 

2 Thank Ben P
Boca Raton, United States
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015

This is a nice, intimate bar tucked into the entry level of the hotel that picks up the motif of the converted jail building with a few mug shots of celebs on the walls and the jail cell theme. The music can be a bit loud and it's often quite crowded. The inventory of the bar is above average but... More 

Thank Brian R
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We went for after dinner drinks last Saturday night. The unpretentious atmosphere and upbeat mix of music kept everyone moving--- even without a true dance floor. It was a well-dressed young professional crowd of locals and travelers alike--all just out for fun. We closed the place down even though we hadn't plan to be there that long. What a fabulous... More 

2 Thank amygos
Scottsdale, Arizona
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Very friendly staff and cool vibe The old jail bars were prominent and the wanted posters added a nice touch The outdoor patio was a plus. The restaurant was closed the night we were there but arrangements were made for a local restaurant to provide food.

Thank Maggie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Valet Parking, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-3001
  • Public Transportation: The Charles MGH stop on the Red line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?