Site Loader

It’s five o’clock on Friday and you’re just leaving work. It’s too early for dinner but a perfect time to grab a drink with friends on your way home. There are plenty of after work hangouts in Boston, here are four of the best.

cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo shared by a.guzman

Smith and Wollensky’s

This world famous steakhouse makes a great after work hangout. Located right near the financial district, this upscale steakhouse offers a great bar area to congregate with friends for a quick drink or snack. The atmosphere is sophisticated yet laid back with comfortable green leather chairs and impeccable service. They offer a great selection of draft beers and hand made cocktails and offer a delicious bar menu.


Silvertone is consistently one of the best spots for a quick bite to eat or drink in Boston. It has a fun, casual, almost cheesy atmosphere. They offer all your typical beers and drinks and offer a secret cocktail found at the bottom of their cocktail list that is to die for. It can get crowded but the service is quick and keeps things moving along. Prices at Silvertone are also dirt cheap.


Located in Boston’s South End, Clearys is a modern take on a traditional neighborhood Irish pub. They offer a wide selection of draft beers and some of the best food on this list. On the menu you will find all the traditional pub favorites. From potato skins to buffalo wings, every dish you would expect to find at a place like Clearys is there. What sets Clearys apart is the quality of the food. The appetizers are done especially well and are well portioned and priced for the after work crowd.

cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by avlxyz

The Squealing Pig

This after work hangout is a true hidden gem. Located in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood, The Squealing Pig offers a no frills pub atmosphere. Hardwood floors, wooden tables, and nondescript chairs complete the relaxed and inviting décor. The menu offers a wide array of traditional fare and new innovations. The traditional items include calamari, wings, Guinness stew, and shepherd’s pie. The Squealing Pig also offers its own unique creation, their Mars bar toastie. This signature dessert features a deep-fried Mars bar on a Belgian waffle with whipped cream, bananas, and strawberries. The Mars bar toastie makes The Squealing Pig worth the trip all by itself.

The next time you find yourself looking for a place to meet up with coworkers or friends, check out one of these places and you will not be disappointed.

Written by the leader in helping you find quality caterers in Boston.