Dew Tour 6/22/10One of America's oldest taverns. Ah yeah, Paul Revere popped by for a pint during his famous ride. or that's what we like to think. Bottoms up!!
The Bell In Hand Tavern
45-55 Union St
Boston, MA 02108
Bar, Restaurant, Event Space, Live Music, Pub
Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Top 40, Dance
Because the Bell in Hand Tavern in Fanueil Hall is America’s oldest operating tavern, the rest of the pubs in Boston have a lot to live up to. Always carrying a bell in his hand, founder Jimmy Wilson, a legendary informer to early Bostonians about historical events like the Boston Tea Party, appropriately named the tavern The Bell in Hand. Serving to a diverse crowd of young and old, the Bell in Hand Tavern entertains patrons in a variety of ways. Belt out your favorite tunes on karaoke Tuesdays, strut your stuff on a Saturday night, or enjoy a night of live music from some of Boston’s best local bands. Everyone is welcome and anything is possible at the Bell in Hand Tavern, which is something not many establishments can boast. Whether you are planning a large corporate event or a small birthday party we promise you an enjoyable experience. At the Bell-in-Hand, we are experience to help accommodate your needs. We are available to book bands, disc jockeys, and historians to help make your function more festive. Also, we offer sit down or buffet style menus. A large part of our function menu is dedicate to appetizers making it perfect for social events. We have an in house video system that allows you to present your company’s logo or presentation on our televisions. In addition, our house sound system provides us with the flexibility of playing different song lists in different rooms.
Eats & Drinks
The Bell in Hand Tavern’s large selection of bar food is sure to leave your mouth watering for more. Enjoy a sizzling plate of fried onion rings and french fries, or indulge yourself with the Bell in Hand’s signature sandwich: the black and bleu burger. This delicious sandwich is spiced with Cajun seasonings and topped off with crumbled bleu cheese. Complement your meal with a cold Boston-brewed beer from Bell in Hand’s wide draft and bottled selection.
The Bell in Hand Tavern has two floors and five full service bars, perfect as the crowd picks up on Friday and Saturday nights. Although The Bell in Hand Tavern can amazingly house 496 people, the wooden and marble bars, exposed brick, and wooden roof paneling provide a cozy and pleasant atmosphere, giving patrons a bit of that old- world colonial feel, which is expected considering the tavern’s historical background.
John O.8/7/10Drink a pint where the founding fathers threw down while planning to overthrow King George.
IWalked Audio Tours 9/24/11Opened in 1765 by Jimmy Wilson, Boston's last town crier. Building dates to 1844. Pub has only closed during Prohibition. Was originally located near current site of City Hall. More info in blog
Rob H.9/13/12This is by far the Best Tavern in Boston. But make sure you come see Ali, she's hands down the friendliest/ best bartender. Others are def a step down.
The Feast 6/8/11One of the country's oldest bars, but don't expect to run into a ton of history buffs -- the fratty crowd holds court here most nights.