Things to Do in Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is a charming half-square-mile neighborhood replete with Federalist Era architecture and topped by the gleaming gold dome of the State House. The neighborhood features elegant townhouses, narrow streets with brick sidewalks and gas lamps, local boutiques, and popular restaurants. Beacon Hill is home to the Museum of African American History and many historical landmarks, including the African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School on the Black Heritage Trail.

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Where to Eat in Beacon Hill

  • 75 Chestnut Street
  • (617) 227-2175

Nestled in the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill, 75 Chestnut provides regional American comfort food in a truly captivating setting. The restaurant's bistro-like interior emanates a cozy and friendly ambiance. 75 Chestnut is the place to pop into to have a drink, a bite to…

  • 215 Charles Street
  • (857) 241-1144

Set in the old “drunk tank” of what was the Charles Street Jail, Alibi is a hot spot for cocktails and late night snacking. Original bluestone floors and brick cell walls set the scene for mingling amongst cheeky images of celebrities and their “alibis,” while an outdoor patio is…

  • 25 Charles Street
  • (617) 723-7575

With its refined and comfortable bistro environment at the corner of Charles and Chestnut Streets, Beacon Hill Bistro is the ideal setting for an intimate dinner, a lunchtime business meeting or an after-theatre nightcap.

  • 10-1/2 Beacon Street
  • (617) 227-0270

Folio is unexpected in both ambiance and intrigue. Guests visit Folio at Boston Athenaeum to enjoy made-to-order shareable plates, discover new and old-world wines, and sip craft cocktails in a European-inspired setting.

  • 11 Beacon Street
  • (617) 227-3100

A 1920's style speakeasy located on Beacon Hill. For memorable cocktail and cuisine experiences Boston, Carrie Nation Cocktail Club on Beacon Street offers not only an extensive menu of exquisite dishes and drinks, but also a touch of history. Dine Out Boston is August 4-17, 2024…

  • 84 Beacon Street
  • (617) 227-9605

The Bull & Finch Pub, the inspiration for the setting of the TV series Cheers, offers a mouth-watering menu of traditional pub fare and an abundant beverage selection, featuring an award-winning Bloody Mary and a variety of draft beers. The Retail Gallery offers an assortment of…

  • 215 Charles Street
  • (617) 224-4004

CLINK offers Bostonians and hotel guests Modern American Cuisine prepared by classically-trained Chef Joseph Margate. Each dish reflects his intense focus on flavor and dedication to seasonal, sustainable, and local ingredients. CLINK. provides a lively, fine dining experience…

  • 5 Blossom Street
  • (617) 742-7630

The Dean's List offers a fun and unique menu. Made from scratch hand crafted sandwiches and small plates with unique names and flavors that tempt your taste buds. In developing this menu we strived to push each sandwich to the absolute peak flavor profile and built them on great…

  • 37 Bowdoin Street
  • (617) 227-3434

Occupying an inconspicuous, subterranean spot on the back side of Beacon Hill, Grotto has earned itself high praise with imaginative, contemporary Italian cuisine. The dining room's exposed brick walls covered with artwork from local creative-types give Grotto an intimate and…

  • 84 Beacon Street
  • (617) 227-9600

This turn-of-the-century Beacon Hill mansion overlooking Boston's Public Garden is an ideal venue for corporate events, intimate weddings, social functions, special occasions or simply an enjoyable dinner. The impressive array of architectural details includes marble fireplaces…

  • 316 Cambridge Street
  • (617) 872-8881

Known as a true neighborhood bar, Harvard Gardens is located across the street from Mass General Hospital and attracts a diverse crowd of area workers and Beacon Hill residents. At night the dining room glows with candlelight while the handsome bar hosts a great selection of…

  • 15 Beacon Street
  • (617) 670-2515

From chef/owner Jamie Mammano, an upscale steakhouse serving classic fare in a modern yet warm setting.

  • 215 Charles Street
  • (617) 536-2100

Scampo, the stunning first floor restaurant in Boston’s Liberty Hotel, is a culinary destination created by legendary chef Lydia Shire and The Lyons Group. In Scampo, Shire’s reputation for defying tradition translates into Italian-inspired cuisine unrestrained by borders…

  • 47 Charles Street
  • (617) 723-4090

126 seat Tuscan style restaurant located in the heart of Beacon Hill, serving lunch and dinner with private dining available. Dine Out Boston is August 4-17, 2024 See amenity tab for more information.

Where to Stay in Beacon Hill

  • 25 Charles Street
  • (617) 865-8020

The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, is a multi-use property consisting of both an intimate and authentic boutique hotel and an award winning Bistro in Boston's historic Beacon Hill. The Hotel consists of 14 guest rooms and one in-room suite; blending both modern convenience and…

  • 215 Charles Street
  • (617) 224-4000

The Liberty Hotel is a blend of history, high-style luxury and hometown warmth - the ideal place for a quintessential Boston experience. Located at the foot of Beacon Hill, The Liberty Hotel is steps away from outdoor fun on the Esplanade, posh shopping boutiques along Charles…

  • 170 Charles Street
  • (617) 367-1866

The Whitney, a new 65-room luxury boutique hotel, is located in Boston's historic Beacon Hill. A true find in a city filled with discoveries, The Whitney Hotel sets itself apart by perfecting the art of hospitality with simple gestures and a generous spirit. Comfort reigns…

  • 5 Blossom Street
  • (617) 742-7630

Where kids eat, stay and play free! Weekend rates available. Walking distance to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and other tourist attractions. Panoramic views, Executive floor.

  • 15 Beacon Street
  • (617) 670-1500

Fifteen Beacon Hotel occupies a ten story Beaux Arts building atop Beacon Hill, featuring fireplaces in 63 individually designed guest rooms.

Top Activities in Beacon Hill 

  • 10-1/2 Beacon Street
  • (617) 227-0270

All are welcome to visit this National Landmark library and cultural center with stunning reading rooms near the Boston Common.The Athenæum has collected art and books since 1807 and welcomed creative, thoughtful people from Louisa May Alcott and Allan Rohan Crite to Heather Cox…

  • 46 Joy Street
  • (617) 742-5415

With campuses in Boston & Nantucket, the Museum of Afro-American History is New England's largest African American history museum with four national historic sites dating back to the early 1800's and the BLACK HERITAGE TRAIL that attracts visitors from around the world. Permanent…

  • 55 Mount Vernon Street
  • (617) 227-6993

The Nichols House Museum is an 1804 Federal townhouse attributed to architect Charles Bulfinch, that was home to landscape gardener, suffragist and pacifist Rose Standish Nichols and her family. The museum features original art and furnishings and provides a glimpse into life on…

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