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Back Bay Social Club

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867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774 (Fairfield and Exeter)
+1 617-247-3200
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11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Orange, California
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267 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here twice, with a larger group both times (12 people). Good selection of comfort food. Decent quality but nothing really "outstanding". Wide selection of beers and ciders. Downstairs room good for a large group. Nice people. Good service.

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Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for New Year's Eve while visiting the city. Pizza was great. Friendly staff and reasonably priced. Nice decor too

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Massachusetts
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We stopped here for lunch and shared a prosciutto pizza, the pizza was topped with argula and drizzled with balasamic vinger it was tasty and different. We noticed a table near us had the same meal and they also enjoyed it. The lunch menu was somewhat limited but that can be expected for lunch and the burgers seemed pricey. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Good and interesting cocktails, calamari, burgers. Great place to hang out over drinks and catch up with a friend.

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Thank nancy r
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Met a good friend and spent 3 hours catching up. The wait staff were very patient with us and did not rush us along, yet we were not ignored. The "social hamburger" was HUGE and very tasty. Second time I have been here.

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Thank Kerry W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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154 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group. Is basically a sports bar that serve simple food. Calamari tasted not fresh . Very greasy burger with no taste at all. I think it is a great place to have drinks but skip the food.

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australia
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330 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very average food and average service lucky in a busy area. Lucky across the road from a convention centre. Big group. Not ready for us . Truly very poor menu and average food. No atmosphere. Had the prime rib and truly barely edible.

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

nice brunch on a busy weekend. friendly staff and quality food. Great location across the street from the Prudential Center.

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Wells, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We met my son in Boston for dinner and he recommended we try here. Right in the area of Newbury Street and Copley we found this great little restaurant. The food was very good and the atmosphere was great. There were millennials, people in their 30's and 40's. Our waiter was great and did not hover. We had Salmon, chicken... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A short walk from Copley Square and the Hynes Convention Center, this is a bustling pub targeting an upscale, professional crowd. Good for late breakfast, lunch and late at night. Eclectic pub menu includes items as diverse as a potato pizza, which is really pretty good and lighter than it sounds.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
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
Description
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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Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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