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Back Bay Social Club

867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774
+1 617-247-3200
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774
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Reviewed today via mobile

I LOVE this place.. I travel to Boston 4-5 times a year. I am a ‘foodie’ and have sought out delicious clam chowder in the city... So far, (trust me, I’ve tried dozens of places, even several on the ‘top in the city’ lists and...More

Thank MyNotableMemories
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a larger group and the service was awesome! Food was average, but I would recommend for a reasonably priced dinner.

Thank Scoobers5
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This was our first meal in Boston, our meal was OK but not great for the cost. Bit pricy, but to be expected downtown and near convention center. Great location. Fish and chips was very good. Husband had the $25 hamburger and it was ok,...More

Thank Tonya B
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

A great bar restaurant, nice decor, good atmosphere, with a good food and drinks menu. We loved the spaghetti bolagnase, best I've had for years! Great service from the efficient, personable Cassidy! A quality establishment!

1  Thank TravellinTomS
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Popped in upon recommendation of a local. Cool atmosphere! Nice bar and drink menu. Had the Ahi tacos, small but really tasty. Fish and chips were good, not great. I would say this is a good place for a drink before dinner somewhere else. Good...More

Thank wildcatgolf
Erica D, Director of Operations at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank You for sharing your feedback and for visiting us at Back Bay Social. We are very pleased you enjoyed the service & atmosphere. Please let us know if we can assist you with any future reservations. Thank You, Erica D.

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We dropped in here on a Sunday night having just arrived in Boston. The service was friendly and attentive, the prices were reasonable and the food was simple, but delicious. Highly recommended for someone who's looking for good pub-style comfort food.More

Thank Joel B
Erica D, Director of Operations at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hi Joel - Thank You for the 5 stars! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit at Back Bay Social. I hope you will stop by again soon. Please feel free to email us directly at info@backbaysocialclub.com if you need assistance with...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

BB Social Club is a solid location for drinks and snacks (not dinner). We've tried a few times now and really enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers here but dinner options never quite hit the target for us. Nice inside bar and when the...More

Thank 1diningcouple
Erica D, Director of Operations at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Guest - Thank You for taking the time to share your feedback! We are very happy to hear you enjoy Back Bay Social as an after work spot. We have exciting news! Our new lunch and dinner menus launch in 2 weeks. I hope...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Stopped here for drinks on the patio and light eats before a show. Service was lacking as our waitress appeared hung-over. Good sized beers, but the calamari we ordered was extremely average and lifeless. A tiny serving, and quality that you would expect from a...More

Thank NHTraveler03301
Erica D, Director of Operations at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Dear NHTraveler03301 - Thank You for taking the time to give us your feedback. Please know that we strive to give a 5 star experience to each and every visitor. It seems as though we failed to give you such a stellar experience during your...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

$1.00 Oysters and craft cocktails were a nice way to cap off the week. Pleasant server and good service. They had a nice patio along Boyleston.More

Thank Anna C
Erica D, Director of Operations at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Dear Anna - Thank You so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed our cocktails and oysters. I will be sure to pass your feedback on to our Management Team and our Servers. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The places close to Fenway are over crowded over noisy etc. etc. To avoid this we made a reservation at Back Bay Social and were pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was attentive as well as management who stopped by to check on our comfort. The...More

Thank msnanalou
Erica D, Operations Manager at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Back Bay Social. We are delighted to hear your positive feedback. We truly appreciate your nice comments. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Please email us at...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774
    (Fairfield and Exeter)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay Social Club is located near the Prudential Center station T stop on the Green Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-3200
  • E-mail
Inspired by a time when social clubs served as the mainstay for cocktails, conversation and community, Back Bay Social Club invites those with a craving for delicious food, a laid back vibe and good company to stop in and stay a while. Red leather booths, dark mahogany bars, black and white tiled floors and pressed tin ceilings set a scene reminiscent of 1960’s Manhattan in this two-story Back Bay restaurant. The menu of American favorites is available until 1:30am daily, one of the few in the area to do so. The well-rounded menu offers something for everyone, such as The Social Burger, a carefully-sought blend of dry-aged beef smothered in onions and cave-aged cheddar, and fun daily blackboard specials. Beverage Manager Tom Masticola, who launched No. 9 Park’s thriving bar program, is the mastermind behind riffs on classic cocktails like The Club High Ball with Sazerac rye and Maine root ginger beer and the White Russian made with house-made coffee liquor. With its friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and food from Open to Close, Back Bay Social Club has something for everyone.
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