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Back Bay Social Club

867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774
+1 617-247-3200
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in here on a Sunday night having just arrived in Boston. The service was friendly and attentive, the prices were reasonable and the food was simple, but delicious. Highly recommended for someone who's looking for good pub-style comfort food.More

Thank Joel B
Erica D, Director of Operations at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joel - Thank You for the 5 stars! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit at Back Bay Social. I hope you will stop by again soon. Please feel free to email us directly at info@backbaysocialclub.com if you need assistance with...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

BB Social Club is a solid location for drinks and snacks (not dinner). We've tried a few times now and really enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers here but dinner options never quite hit the target for us. Nice inside bar and when the...More

Thank 1diningcouple
Erica D, Director of Operations at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest - Thank You for taking the time to share your feedback! We are very happy to hear you enjoy Back Bay Social as an after work spot. We have exciting news! Our new lunch and dinner menus launch in 2 weeks. I hope...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Stopped here for drinks on the patio and light eats before a show. Service was lacking as our waitress appeared hung-over. Good sized beers, but the calamari we ordered was extremely average and lifeless. A tiny serving, and quality that you would expect from a...More

Thank NHTraveler03301
Erica D, Director of Operations at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Dear NHTraveler03301 - Thank You for taking the time to give us your feedback. Please know that we strive to give a 5 star experience to each and every visitor. It seems as though we failed to give you such a stellar experience during your...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

$1.00 Oysters and craft cocktails were a nice way to cap off the week. Pleasant server and good service. They had a nice patio along Boyleston.More

Thank Anna C
Erica D, Director of Operations at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Dear Anna - Thank You so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed our cocktails and oysters. I will be sure to pass your feedback on to our Management Team and our Servers. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

The places close to Fenway are over crowded over noisy etc. etc. To avoid this we made a reservation at Back Bay Social and were pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was attentive as well as management who stopped by to check on our comfort. The...More

Thank msnanalou
Erica D, Operations Manager at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Back Bay Social. We are delighted to hear your positive feedback. We truly appreciate your nice comments. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Please email us at...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We had a Lobster Risotto meal, (although mine had been over seasoned with the salt), washed down with a reasonable bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. It wasn't cheap but it was generally fine. Note - in this area and most of wider Boston, a bottle of...More

Thank CCR_GR
Erica D, Operations Manager at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Back Bay Social. As we pride ourselves on delivering an excellent dining experience, we fell short during your visit. Please accept our sincere apology for the shortcomings you experienced. I do...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

The service and cocktails were great, but the burger was a big disappointment. I had heard about their pricey burger with a brisket blend and thought it was worth a try. If you are charging $23 for a burger, it had better be perfect. It...More

Thank Elise M
Erica D, Operations Manager at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Back Bay Social. As we pride ourselves on delivering an excellent experience, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent visit. Please accept our sincere apology for the...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch between a walking tour of the City, the waiter was very attentive however the food was only ok. We had chicken wings which we slightly over- cooked and some bruschetta plus wine and a beer. Good place for people watching and across...More

Thank SimonTHull
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We loved it! Local beer, local oysters, nice atmosphere and friendly, attentive stuff made our first dinner experience in Boston just fabulous! Tastiest oysters we had so far!

Thank Marina K
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The wait staff are pleasant and attentive. The location very good with an opportunity to sit inside or out. The food is definitely mediocre bar food. The bar selection is extensive.

Thank CaptPete43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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