Fenway & Kenmore

While this neighborhood may best be known as the home of the Red Sox and Fenway Park, it is also one of Boston's academic and cultural hubs.

Fenway and Kenmore are known for their strong academic presence, including Boston Latin School, America's first public school, and several institutions of higher learning. Nearly a dozen of the 100 colleges and universities located in Greater Boston can be found here, giving the neighborhood an unmistakably energetic feel.

Many of the undergraduate students, as well as young people throughout the city, are drawn to the lively bars and clubs along Lansdowne Street. The Fenway, a central thoroughfare that encircles the Back Bay Fens, the neighborhood's preeminent green space, was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Not far from Kenmore Square, you'll also find the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and Symphony Hall.

Where to Eat in Fenway & Kenmore

  • 82A Lansdowne Street
  • (617) 262-2424

Immerse yourself in the excitement Fenway by joining us at the renowned Bleacher Bar. Tucked beneath Fenway Park's Green Monster, this exclusive establishment offers prime viewing of the games. Enjoy a selection of draft beers, indulge in delectable game-day fare, and relish the…

  • 528 Commonwealth Avenue
  • (617) 634-0404

Blue Ribbon Brasserie is part saloon, part oyster bar, part American eatery, and part international culinary tour. Blue Ribbon's menu has something for everyone, and is great for special occasions and every day casual dining. Dine Out Boston is August 4-17, 2024 See amenity tab…

  • 15 Lansdowne Street
  • (888) 693-2583

Come for the food, stay for the music. Dig into a menu full of Southern-inspired favorites guaranteed to satisfy body and soul.

  • 1391 Boylston Street
  • (617) 865-9900

Chef Douglass Williams and the team behind MIDA is proud to launch its newest concept: DW French. Located just a few blocks from Fenway park, this modern French Bistro revolves around presenting the classics of French cuisine with approachability and the absolute best quality of…

  • 82 Lansdowne Street
  • 16179471726

With a name like Game On, it's no surprise that the Lansdowne St. venue is the perfect place to watch (or play) a game! Across its two floors, the space features 13,000 square feet with capacity for up to 650 guests, 40+ HDTVs (with access to RedZone and NFL Sunday ticket), two…

  • 9 Landsdowne Street
  • (617) 247-1222

Come join us at Fenway's Favorite Irish Pub! The Lansdowne Pub and sister venue, Bills Bar, offer Irish-American cuisine and live entertainment every night of the week! Opening in 2009, the Lansdowne pub has become a gathering spot where community members can come together to…

  • 61 Brookline Avenue
  • (857) 277-0769

Loco Fenway is across the street from historical Fenway park and within walking distance of Hynes Convention Center. Serving a variety of Mexican fare, fresh oysters and creative cocktails, Loco provides a refreshing unique event experience for groups of 20 - 400.

  • 1 Landsdowne Street
  • (617) 421-9595

Grab your boots and get steppin’ to Loretta’s Last Call, Boston’s ORIGINAL country venue, offering authentic southern cuisine and country music. Opened in 2014, this bar and restaurant hosts weekly line dancing and live music, as well as a weekend Bluegrass Brunch. In addition to…

  • 580 Commonwealth Avenue
  • (617) 377-4198

A lively hotpot spot on BU's campus! Short walk from Fenway (10min). You order from a tablet like at most other hotpot restaurants and the food comes quickly. The menu has an assortment of meats and vegetables. The dishes are affordable at $5-$10. The soup bases are amazing and…

  • 401 Park Drive Building
  • (781) 534-2943

Time Out Market Boston is a food and cultural market bringing the best of the city under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences – based on editorial curation. Located in the historic 401 Park building, Time Out Market Boston will feature 15 of the city’s…

  • 512 Commonwealth Avenue
  • (857) 233-2839

TsuruTonTan is a Japanese restaurant that is known for its delicious homemade Udon noodles and fresh sushi. With over 13 locations in Japan and our very first Store outside Japan was opened in Union Square New York 2016 and second shop at Midtown location on May 2018. Boston shop…

Where to Stay in Fenway & Kenmore

  • 925 Commonwealth Ave
  • (617) 353-3520

Offering a wide range of meeting, conference, performance facilities, and dining services year-round as well as overnight accommodations during the summer, Boston University's campus is the perfect location for your next event. Professional event planners will coordinate all…

  • 500 Commonwealth Avenue
  • (617) 933-5000

Honest hospitality comes alive at the brilliant Hotel Commonwealth, the heart of Boston’s Kenmore Square. An expansive and flexible design unfolds as part of a $50 million expansion, re-setting the bar for what a Boston meeting can be. It overlooks Fenway Park with easy access to…

  • 342 Longwood Avenue
  • (617) 731-4700

Situated on the edge of Boston's Back Bay in the Longwood Medical and Academic area, 2 blocks from public transportation, near the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park & Hynes Convention Center. Full Service, 161 rooms, meeting space, restaurant, Galleria Mall & Food Court…

  • 1271 Boylston Street
  • (617) 566-4500

The Verb Hotel offers a music-inspired experience in the heart of Fenway, with a retro-chic vibe and Rock & Roll artifacts everywhere you look. Take a trip back to the 60's, 70's, and ‘80s with music infused into every detail of our unique retro hotel. Check in, tune out.

Top Things to Do in Fenway & Kenmore

  • 8 Fenway
  • General: +1 617-536-6340

Boston Conservatory at Berklee is consistently ranked a top conservatory for dance, music, and theater, and offers the community more than 700 free and low-cost performances each year presented by students, faculty, and acclaimed guest artists. Founded in 1867 just two years…

  • 19 Yawkey Way
  • (617) 226-6666

Visit Fenway Park, "America's Most Beloved Ballpark" Nestled in the city of Boston and visited by fans from around the world. Fenway Park is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. See the home of Red Sox Legends, Williams, Yaz, Fisk and…

  • 4 Jersey Street
  • (617) 226-6000

Boston is the center of Red Sox Nation! Over 100 Years in baseball's American League and 100 years of the World Series! Victorious after 86 years, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 and continue to be Champions winning the 2007 World Series making their mark in…

  • 301 Massachusetts Avenue
  • (617) 266-1200

A Boston tradition in world-class entertainment providing music to delight audiences year-round. Boston Symphony Orchestra, October-April; Boston Pops, May to July 4. Call for concert information. Founded in 1881, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is the largest orchestral…

  • 15 Lansdowne Street
  • (888) 693-2583

Come for the food, stay for the music. Dig into a menu full of Southern-inspired favorites guaranteed to satisfy body and soul.

  • 210 Massachusetts Avenue
  • (617) 450-2000

Located in the heart of Back Bay, the Christian Science Plaza is home to The First Church of Christ, Scientist (The Mother Church), The Christian Science Publishing Society, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, and the interactive How Do You See the World? experience + Mapparium ™ globe…

  • 9 Harcourt Street
  • (617) 266-3605

Boston’s Grammy-winning Handel + Haydn Society performs Baroque and Classical music with a freshness, vitality, and creativity on the period instruments composers originally wrote for. Providing joy and inspiration for all ages, H+H has been performing Handel’s Messiah since…

  • 560 Harrison Avenue #504
  • (617) 266-0800

The Huntington Theatre Company, in residence at Boston University, is Boston's largest theatre company. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates seven new productions each season featuring world-class theatre…

  • 25 Evans Way
  • (617) 566-1401

Inspired by Venetian Renaissance architecture surrounding an elegant courtyard filled in every season with extraordinary flora, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses one of the world's most remarkable art collections, featuring works by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Titian, Degas…

  • 530 Commonwealth Avenue
  • (617) 286-2183

It’s time to have some fun and be the hero of your own adventure! Virtual Reality gives you the chance to; Fly in zero gravity, become an archer, fight zombies or create and get inside your own painting! At Key to Amaze options are endless for you and your team! Step off the…

  • 1 Landsdowne Street
  • (617) 421-9595

Grab your boots and get steppin’ to Loretta’s Last Call, Boston’s ORIGINAL country venue, offering authentic southern cuisine and country music. Opened in 2014, this bar and restaurant hosts weekly line dancing and live music, as well as a weekend Bluegrass Brunch. In addition to…

  • 4 Lansdowne Street
  • (617) 960-8333

Opening early Fall 2022, MGM Music Hall Fenway will be the premier event and entertainment venue in Boston. Attached to historic Fenway Park, the 5,000 capacity venue is the perfect location to host your next corporate event, private concert, or convention reception. Our unique…

  • 465 Huntington Avenue
  • (617) 267-9300

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the world's great art museums with masterpieces from around the world and across the ages, including more Monets than any museum outside of Paris, an unrivaled Japanese art collection, treasures from Egypt and the ancient world, and…

  • 967 Commonwealth Avenue
  • (617) 960-8333

We set the stage for amazing live events. We host a variety of performances from live bands to stand-up comedy at this great Boston venue. Please visit our website for a complete listing. Make you next event legendary! Your guests will party like rock stars in this multi-level…

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