Bell In Hand Tavern

Pub, Gastropub
$ $
45 Union St (at Hanover St)
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-2098
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am



  • Drink a pint where the founding fathers threw down while planning to overthrow King George.
  • One of America's oldest taverns. Ah yeah, Paul Revere popped by for a pint during his famous ride. or that's what we like to think. Bottoms up!!
  • Paul Revere drank here and so should you.
  • The mayor is wicked hot ;-)
  • Opened in 1765 by Jimmy Wilson, Boston's last town crier. Building dates to 1844. Pub has only closed during Prohibition. Was originally located near current site of City Hall. More info in blog<LINK>
  • Oldest tavern in the US. Excellent barmaids and the beer selection is pretty decent.
  • Go on a night when the Sox or Bruins are playing. Try to get a window seat and order a local brew. It isn't as historical as most would like, but it is an important piece of Boston history.
  • This is the oldest bar in the country!
  • Shipyard Pumpkin was served without a cinnamon sugar rim.
  • Soak up the history and a pint during the day, and feel like a part of the revolution! Want to learn more? Join us on the Revolutionary Tavern Tour!
  • Have the bell and hand ale
  • Get the Sam Brick Red - very delicious
  • Definitely try the Eggplant fries!!
  • Es la taverna con las meseras mas guapas de EUA jajajajaja no es broma!!!
  • Crab cakes are awesome. And clam chowder is a must.
  • The caprese salad was to die for. Not to mention great beer and atmosphere!
  • The big flag only has 40 stars.
  • Every. Single. Time, I'm in this city, I'll be here
  • Go in early, stay late, and drink plenty. Staff is the best.
  • Grab a beer in one of the oldest tavern's in the US. On a sunny day with the windows open and a warm breeze blowing through, there's no better place to be.

Nearby places

11 Marshall St (btwn Hanover & Union)
41 Union St (at Hanover St)
25 Union St (btwn Hanover & North)