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The Hawthorne

#131 of 2,620 Restaurants in Boston
€€ - €€€, American,
500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-9150
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, American, Contemporary
€€ - €€€
500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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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

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

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

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We picked the Hawthorne for after dinner drinks after reading an article about it being in the top ten new bars in the US a few years ago. It didn't disappoint. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful with choosing our drinks. We had a...More

Thank maxpaste
Reviewed 29 June 2018

A great place to go have fancy cocktails after a nice dinner. Just perfect for a romantic evening out! Nice seating, friendly servers, and stylish atmosphere.

Thank SihamL65
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We've only ever had cocktails here, but with a seasonally-changing cocktail menu, that's all anyone ever needs. Whether bellying up to the bar or lucking out on a sumptuous chair in a cozy corner, every experience at Hawthorne reveals expertise in style, service and flair....More

Thank Alan I
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great time sitting at the bar drinking sparkling wine with my wife in the company of many cool people including an excellent bartender who cares about what he does and had a smile the entire time I was there. Excellent selection of spirits...More

Thank DavidG5189
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Great ambiance and good selection. I'm not really a liquor drinker so I can't vouch for the cocktails but the wine and beer was good. The bar itself is beautiful and we really enjoyed ourselves. Not too loud, not too crowded. Pretty perfect spot!

Thank Tara W
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Every time I visit a different city, be it for work or for play, I try and seek out a cocktail bar that's well reviewed. Oddly, I didn't come across the Hawthorne this way, I found it while I was looking for a place to...More

Thank dknight818
Reviewed 4 December 2017

great cocktail and apps here nice lounge area to sit and have nice conversation with classic cocktails

Thank Lana D
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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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