We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Side Bar

16 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108-5203
+1 617-357-1899
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“chili” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub
16 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108-5203
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (25)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bar... a dive, but better! Great food, cheap drinks... and the staff is amazing!! Perfect after a walk around town, or just finishing your work day!

Thank sillymeggles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for budget booze then this your place. A pitcher is just seven dollors. Comfortable pub. Clientele are very young but all are checked for I'D on entry. Perfect for a pre meal drink. The waitress was very friendly .

Thank mula6
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I went here with a few acquaintances for some drinks and snacks. You have to go up to the bar to order your drinks - no table service. The place gets packed and it's really loud so we were having a hard time hearing each...More

Thank Diane123Diane
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Called into the Side Bar for an opportunity to sample the local brews. Good to see a line of bar stool and tables. Buzzy but not overcrowded. Had the Sam Adams lager and it was good.... Went back for second visit and had a pitcher...More

Thank Spressy
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A group of us from the downtown hostel were out on a Friday night pub crawl so we made a stop into this inexpensive neighborhood bar. It was a tight fit with our group adding to an already crowded place. Beers were cheap and the...More

Thank vagabondginger
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We actually wanted to have dinner here our first night in Boston since we had spent the day travelling, but they were closed for a private party. Coming back from dinner, we stopped in for a glass of wine. Very extensive wine list with some...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Good place for a beer & sandwich! Reasonable prices, great atmosphere. Pastrami sandwich very good !!

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We wandered into this bar after a long day of sightseeing and were pleasantly surprised to find good value and friendly service. The bartender seemed to enjoy his job and was familiar with a few locals as well as friendly to the tourists. The ambiance...More

Thank sactraveler2014
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Pizza is good, chili OK. Normal selection of beer. It's name is accurate - a bar on a side street - nothing fancy.

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We enjoyed our food here, good portion size and very tasty. You have to go up to the bar to order which we didn't realise at first as lots of bars in the US were table service, but someone helpfully told us else we would've...More

Thank EMcGrath89
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
Nearby Restaurants
Sam LaGrassa's
1,244 reviews
.06 km away
Marliave Restaurant
429 reviews
.05 km away
Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing
63 reviews
.06 km away
Barracuda Tavern
212 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Granary Burying Ground
1,196 reviews
.18 km away
King's Chapel
338 reviews
.20 km away
Old South Meeting House
209 reviews
.13 km away
Downtown Crossing
155 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Side Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108-5203
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-357-1899
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing