Comfy Bars for Solo Dining

When traveling alone, it’s nice to find a place to unwind—a comfortable bar with a lively atmosphere and good food where solo diners are welcome. Boston is fortunate to have several great options, and hounds are weighing in with some of their favorites.

In the North End, devilham likes the bar at Regina Pizzeria. "The nice thing about soloing [at] the bar is it’s much easier to get a seat than if you were with a group and trying to get a booth," devilham says. KevinJF enjoys dining solo at Prezza and Neptune Oyster, though the latter should be avoided on the weekend due to the crowds.

lescaret recommends Brasserie JO. "The food is consistently good, the drinks too, and the mood is just right for solo dining," lescaret says. bmmommy thinks Beacon Hill Bistro is a great choice, and C. Hamster agrees. "The bar is tiny but it is a lovely cozy spot," he says. lescaret, though, thinks the bar is too small to be comfortable.

bgavin likes Myers + Chang for solo dining, especially since the bar has a great view of the kitchen. Meanwhile BostonZest suggests Hamersley's Bistro. "Bar dining is what my husband and I love and we always see solos welcomed and engaged at that bar," BostonZest says.

For more ideas about where to go as a solo diner, be sure to check out the full Chowhound thread linked below.

Regina Pizzeria [North End]
11 1/2 Thatcher Street, Boston
617-227-0765

Prezza [North End]
24 Fleet Street, Boston
617-227-1577

Neptune Oyster [North End]
63 Salem Street, Boston
617-742-3474

Brasserie JO [Back Bay]
In the Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
617-425-3240

Beacon Hill Bistro [Beacon Hill]
In the Beacon Hill Hotel, 25 Charles Street, Boston
617-723-7575

Myers + Chang [South End]
1145 Washington Street, Boston
617-542-5200

Hamersley's Bistro [South End]
553 Tremont Street, Boston
617-423-2700

Discuss: Looking for good Back Bay restaurant with comfortable bar for solo diner