Turning 21 is one of those occasions that will realistically be more memorable than most others (or not...). If you’ve nearly reached this milestone, all that's left to figure out is where to order your first legal drink. Take advantage of all Boston has to offer and stay safe, party people! Here are some quality suggestions on the best ways to turn 21 in our city.
Salsa dancing at the infamous Bijou Thursdays. The best part about Bijou is that there is no designated area for dancing—the entire club is your dance floor! It’s the perfect place to unleash your love of danceable Latin and Pop music. You might just find yourself dancing next to A-list stars like Sofia Vergara.
Bijou Night Club
51 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
Barcelona Tapas and Wines
White Sangria and Spicy Eggplant Caponata. How could it possibly get better than that combination? Here’s how: the mussels al Diablo. The dish consists of fresh mussels drenched in spicy tomato sauce, with slices of garlic bread toasted to perfection. This elegant, fiery seafood dish will be a delicious addition to your first legal drinking experience.
1700 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
This trendy bar has an array of appealing attractions: liquid cocaine shots, two dance floors with four themed bars and champagne showers—enough said.
100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116
Feeling springy and classy? This rooftop bar featuring cabanas, a glass-encased pool and Champaign Jell-O shots might be just the place for you.
Revere Hotel Boston Common, Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
LGBT community: say goodbye to the 18+ Machine Mondays and hello to a sleeker, cooler and all around better club scene. In addition, they offer a variety of upscale French cuisine. Duck confit for drunchies? I think YES!
1236 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
Pregamed too hard? No problem! Head on over to The Estate! Conveniently located between the theatre district and Newbury Street, The Estate will you ensure that you have a great time, regardless of your level of consciousness.
The Estate Boston
1 Boylston Pl, Boston, MA 02116
DAYGER RAGER Y’ALL! Julep hosts Bean Town’s biggest day parties every Saturday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. It’s undoubtedly one of the best places to get silly during the day with your fellow Bostonians.
200 High St, MA 02110
Stephanie’s on Newbury
Want to get your first legal drink in a sunnier and more relaxed setting? Then you should definitely try the Blood Orange Mimosa at Steph’s Sunday brunch.
Stephanie’s on Newbury
190 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
Picture yourself living it up on a boat with 300 other partygoers. As soon as you’re 21, don’t miss out on The Boatonian, the number one booze cruise on the Boston Ha-bah!
Oh BC, home is whenever I’m with you. Enjoy the comfort of being at home, but don’t forget to confidently walk up to the cash register at Reservoir Wines and Spirits and carry that 30-rack home with all the smugness of an adult of legal drinking age.