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Bell In Hand Tavern

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Historic Bar!

Ok so there appear to be 2 bell in hand tavern reviews, one associated with a place to eat and one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Jose, California
Original Freedom Trail Tavern and one of the oldest in USA!

Our group stopped in for a cold refreshing drink while exploring the freedom trail in Boston. The... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Carrollton, Texas
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  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“oldest tavern”(12 reviews)
“clam chowder”(9 reviews)
“sam adams”(7 reviews)
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45 Union St # 55, Boston, MA 02108-2409
+1 617-227-2098
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok so there appear to be 2 bell in hand tavern reviews, one associated with a place to eat and one to drink. they are the same place. sorry i regress, we came upon this establishment while on our freedom trail walk and just had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank daveb914
Reviewed October 25, 2018

An experience unlike any other. Whether you are looking for love or a good time you are sure to find both.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jackcroas
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Our group stopped in for a cold refreshing drink while exploring the freedom trail in Boston. The wait staff was friendly, quick with delivery and even let us use a charger for our phones. We loved observing the original hand carved wooden windows, bar and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Texas055
Reviewed July 31, 2018

One of our Hop off spots on the Freedom Trail Trolley excursion, fronts the Green Dragon and Union Oyster House. Great steamers and Sam Adams Red. One of the Sons of Liberty hangouts where the American Revolution was hatched.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert N
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Listed as one of the 10 oldest bars in the United States, how can anyone go to Boston and not stop here? The beer was cold and the staff was friendly. Enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank L3707BAeds
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit historic sites and what better way than to visit Bell in Hand. The family enjoyed some appetizers and were helped in a timely manner.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Awegs4
Reviewed May 18, 2018

We went on a wednesday, and it was really good, there was this live group amazing, the beer was good, the personal very polite, We had a great time

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank marianap221
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Imagine you're enjoying a nice afternoon with your boyfriend and then all of a sudden you're asked to leave... no explanation other than "you have offended our staff"... what because I'm with my man? We had already purchased drinks and had them removed from our...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nick P
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Second visit in 2 days, both times great experience. Met the owner who volunteered to get my niece a hot chocolate, which required him to go to another shop, purchase, then return. I defy anyone to get better service. Great beer selection and hot tea's.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Martin J
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place, very friendly bartenders. Wonderful history and culture. Excellent cold beer, approximately 20 beers on tap.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mark S
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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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