The Red Hat

Dive Bar
9 Bowdoin St., Boston, MA 02114 9 Bowdoin St., Boston Directions
Today 10:30 AM - 2:00 AM Open All Hours
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82% of 238 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Burgers, Pub Food, Chicken
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Burgers, Pub Food, Chicken
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | 3 days ago
sit at the bar! lovely staff
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Report | 11 days ago
Great crowd, in the heart of the city, great service. Our waitress Malarie was extremely nice, and helpful. I definitely recommend her. Everyone else was nice as well.
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Report | 15 days ago
Pizza was delicious!
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Report | 15 days ago
Fish and chips were lovely!
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Report | a month ago
Very friendly waitress and good food.
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Report | 6 months ago
Great value. Great history. Great Staff and food! Aweome location and well worth the Groupon. Will be back. Good beer selection MUST TRY THE PIZZA. - Beer loving Canadian
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Report | 7 months ago
Great spot. Excellent for lunch. Nice charm to it.
Verified
Report | 7 months ago
love it, love the prices, the bar food and drinks. it is close ot my job and a great place to meet.
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Report | 8 months ago
Amazing food and atmosphere! Truly a great place and wonderful experience for dinner in Boston. Friendly staff.
Verified
Report | 9 months ago
Hamburgers are tasty and huge
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As you sit down on one of the The Red Hat's green vinyl barstools and lift a mug of lager to your lips, you might be replicating the movements of a patron from more than 100 years ago. Except that he or she would have snuck a nervous glance at the back door between every sip. The historic establishment survived the Prohibition era in Scollay Square—an area known for its bawdy vaudeville theater and risqué entertainment—by functioning as a reputable restaurant by day and a speakeasy by night.

Though the taps now flow freely in the daylight, some things at The Red Hat haven't changed. The menu still provides sailors, dockworkers, and local shoppers with hearty, comforting dishes of wings, fried fish, and other pub snacks. As Mike Dunphy of Beacon Hill Patch put it, "The Red Hat is a rare reminder of Boston's yesteryear, bringing an earthy spice to the more refined palate of Beacon Hill—an unpretentious watering hole to gain some courage for the climb." The exposed brick, wood-paneled walls, and old-timey memorabilia also give the space a turn-of-the-century feel. So do the nostalgic street-scene murals depicting the days when Saturns were Studebakers and people walked their Electrolux vacuums instead of pet dogs.

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Many people described the Food as Good.
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Many people described the Bar as Friendly. Others thought:
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  • Friendly
  • Lively
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  • Rowdy
Many people described the Beer as Delicious.
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Many people described the Wings as Good.
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