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The Hawthorne

€€ - €€€, American,
500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-9150
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“great cocktails” (10 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 01:00 Hours
Bar, American, Contemporary
€€ - €€€
500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a good evening here in December, enjoyed the extensive cocktail menu and the knowledge the cocktail water had was great. Ambiance is nice, and it's a comfortable setting. Service provided is excellent, one of the group I was with ordered a drink that wasn't...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Josh C
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Outstanding vibe, bartenders who are friendly and sorcerers when it comes to mixology. Highly recommend visiting for a cocktail.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thefarmstandnh
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We were a group of about 12 people. We received excellent service from our server, Altamash Gaziyani. He was friendly, knowledgable about the food and beverage beyond what was offered at this establishment. Altamash was responsive to special requests. Many of our group commented on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

A must go to when in Boston! Drinks are delicious, didn’t try the food but it looked and smelled really good. Our bartender, Altamash (if correct spelled) was the best! I’m managing a bar back home and never met anyone with such a knowledge in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thordiskaren
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Best selection of sipping tequilas, rum and scotch. The staff is highly trained in the spirits and the service is impeccable. My new favorite bar in Boston.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mutimbo5
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Great place to grab a few drinks at the beginning or end of the night. Busy, but not too busy where you can't have a conversation or feel crowded. Their Last Word was on point. Worth a visit!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DBOS55
Reviewed 17 November 2018

This cozy restaurant welcomed our group of 100 alums before a game at Fenway. The space was perfect. The bar tenders made great bloody Marys while another staff member prepared fresh clams and huge shrimp. The breakfast buffet had something for everyone - pastries, several...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TerryL1462
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

If you’re staying at the Commonwealth and looking for a quick bite or nice cocktail, this is your best bet. Not as crazy crowded as the Standard or Oyster Bar (especially after a Sox game lets out), but meticulously kept and well staffed. Enjoyed my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank bobmatnyc
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The Hawthorne is my absolute favorite cocktail bar in Boston. Try their whiskey sous (not with wretched sour mix, but really made with egg whites), or ask for some Fortaleza, neat (Hawthorne is maybe the only place I know of in the city that serves...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank BostonFashionista
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Stopped in here before dinner next door at Island Creek. Friends of ours are into rum and this was the place for them! The bartenders were really friendly and knowledgeable about the wide variety of rum they had. They even offered a sampling of one...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank LauraS_31383
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but
loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this
home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find
victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical
Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located
within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign
is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the
city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports
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8 March 2017|
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Response from musiclover1013 | Reviewed this property |
There is not a dress code per se, but you wouldn't be out of place if you dressed-up a bit. I'm not saying you need a ball gown, but you will notice the staff are well dressed. If you are attending a party in one of their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, American, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-532-9150
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
Opened in 2011, The Hawthorne is Jackson Cannon's craft cocktail lounge located inside the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston's Kenmore Square. A logical extension of sister restaurant Eastern Standard's celebrated bar, The Hawthorne takes the finest elements of the craft cocktail movement and pairs them with a heightened focus on hospitality, comfort, and geniality.
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