The Red Hat

Dive Bar
9 Bowdoin St., Boston, MA 02114 9 Bowdoin St., Boston Directions
Today 10:30 AM - 11:59 PM Open All Hours
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83% of 281 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Burgers, Pub Food, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Burgers, Pub Food, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 3 days ago
10 cent wings
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Report | 11 days ago
Good basic food, big portions, pleasant atmosphere & wait staff.
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Report | 12 days ago
Very nice local feeling
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Report | 14 days ago
Place is great service is outstanding and the food too. I go for pre game to Bruins . Just far enough away to get a great before the game , no waiting
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Report | 15 days ago
Awesome dive bar I would definitely recommend it
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Report | 25 days ago
Wings are great
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Report | a month ago
Epitome of hole in the wall...we visited from NJ, had an excellent time. Great pub food and cozy atmosphere tucked away in a Boston basement. Definitely worth checking out
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Report | 2 months ago
Food was great Service was awesome
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Report | 2 months ago
food and service were great!
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Report | 3 months ago
Try to avoid pub crawl times!
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From Our Editors

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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