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Alibi Bar and Lounge

4.2
4.2
73 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Located in the old Charles Street Jail, transformed into the luxurious Liberty Hotel, Alibi Bar & Lounge is located on the 1st floor and is a Beacon Hill hot spot. Original bluestone floors, brick cell walls, plush couches, and dim lighting, set the scene for mingling amongst cheeky images of celebrities and their "alibis." In the summer months, Alibi offers a rare off-street outdoor patio turned garden getaway, perfect for enjoying seasonally inspired cocktails and bites.

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Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Nightly
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (857) 241-1144

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Cross street

    Cambridge Street

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking Available through the Liberty Hotel

  • Public transit

    The Charles MGH stop on the Red line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cocktails only Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for cocktails at Alibi after dinner service. Note that we will not have a food menu available after 9:30pm. We look forward to serving you!
  • Cocktails only Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for cocktails at Alibi after dinner service. Note that we will not have a food menu available after 9:30pm. We look forward to serving you!
  • Bottle Service at Alibi (3 Guest Min)

    Multiple dates available
    Book a VIP table for Bottle Service and Cocktails at Alibi, located in the old Charles Street Jail, now transformed into the Luxurious Liberty Hotel! Enjoy the VIP experience with our well-renowned Djs, inside chic brick cell walls, and plush couches. We offer indoor or outdoor tables (weather permitting). Table minimums apply and vary according to location, party size and availability. **Due to legal liability we will not admit anyone who has engaged in prior drinking. Entry is at discretion of security and management. All spirits must be consumed on-premise. A cancellation fee per person will be charged if you do not show up to your reservation. Please let us know if your plans change, and you will not be charged**

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Special Occasion

  • Boston

    Hot Spot

  • Boston

    Special Occasion

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  1. S

    Susan

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amanda was great when I called and had our birthday celebration set up for us on arrival. Kat was our server and she was nothing short of stellar! Thank you, Alibi! We had a blast!

  2. JU

    JULIANAP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Were never serviced after sitting 30 min in the table.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    For the price of the food and the location it was really disappointing. Being so close to Little Italy, I expected the Italian food to be good. It just wasn’t. The pasta was watery and didn’t have much flavor. The lamb pizza tasted like burger meat. Truly disappointing. The best part was the cool location and the garlic bread.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great drinks, service and outdoor area!

  5. KO

    KelseyO

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Cool spot for drinks and some light food. The mood changes into a more "club feel" starting at 10p too.

  6. MG

    MiaG

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great spot to eat, absolutely loved the outdoor area.

  7. K

    Kmac

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Took about 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order, even though the waitress came by constantly.

  8. MC

    MCEA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best drinks ever!! Creative cocktails with awesome flavor!

  9. QB

    QueenBee

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great spot to grab dinner if you want to stay for when it turns into a club. Food ordered was excellent but menu is limited. Would definitely go again

  10. m

    maureenf

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night! Our server was so attentive! Will definitely be back.

  11. MM

    MelissaM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was wonderful and the food was fabulous

  12. R

    Ronh

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, fast service, waitress was friendly and accommodating.

  13. CD

    ChantelD

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The food was great overall. There were some issues in the kitchen so minor things were missing from our order and service was slow. It took quite a bit of time to get drinks, straws and dessert. This was due to kitchen issues as the waitress told us. Music was on repeat until the DJ started and then the music was great!!! Great playlist, guests were dancing and vibing out.

  14. PS

    PriyankaS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Loved the outdoor seating ambience. Beautiful place. Great service.

  15. d

    diner

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Alibi was great as usual, can't wait for the COVID restrictions to end when it will really rock. One thing, though: before the DJ showed up the music selection was strange...

  16. T

    Tyler

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Servers were rude, food was cold, calamari was not fresh. Find a locally owned place instead - they’d appreciate your business unlike Alibi.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Went with a group of friends for my birthday and had an amazing time, bouncer is awesome and the drinks are great but pricey.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding drinks and cool atmosphere!

  19. SE

    SusanE

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    We were there for a retirement party. Although the food was excellent, we had to track down a server, even when we were almost the only party there. We had to go inside to get silverware, put in orders, get plates for the food etc. It was frustrating and I would never go back for an event again.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good food, relaxed atmosphere

  21. JC

    JulieC

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place to meet friends,talk,drink,eat and catch up! Outstanding service!

  22. S

    Sammie

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst dining experience I’ve ever had in Boston. Awful food, semi rude staff, over priced.

  23. CC

    CassandraC

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    The service was honestly atrocious, it took 30 minutes for each dish to come out and the waitress only stopped at our table when we sat and once to get our meal order (never asked if we wanted drink refills or how the food was). When we got our meals we asked for silverware as there was none at the table but no one brought it to the point where another table we were seated near gave us their extras. The food was also subpar (got the duck fat fries, bolognese, and arugula salad)-- definitely not worth it.

  24. B

    Boston02

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience4

    The food and drinks here are great. Very creative and varied choices. I loved the decor and layout as well. However, the service was terrible for a Saturday evening on the patio. I think our order was lost because we didn't receive any drinks for 45 minutes and they only brought out 2 of the dishes when we ordered 3. To compensate, they gave us a pizza on the house ... 1.5 hours later. Unsure if I would come back here.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made a reservation for outside when I arrived they put my friends and I in a corner inside so far away from any action of the restaurant or ambiance. It was so sad we were excited to check this place out. We were clearly forgotten about and felt like we were eating in a dungeon by the location they sat us in when we clearly made a reservation for outside. They say when you get there that they technically don’t have outside reservations but they should make that more clear when people are driving all the way there and expecting that.

  26. JR

    JayRiv

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    I honestly never go on an white a bad review but given the email came my way for a review, I felt it was appropriate. Host/Hostess was hard to locate. The server arrived right away but it was ALL DOWNHILL from there. We had to chase her down for silverware, plates, and water. My guest who I invited here was thoroughly disappointed and told me so. Visit was Wednesday, 5/23/2018

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    First night was the best fish n chips I ever had. Cooked to perfection, great seasoning so I brought all the colleagues to enjoy. Unfortunately, they are not part of open table so no reservation even though I made it open table. But they fit us in. They cut down the menu on a Saturday night, just FYI. I wanted more Fish n chips, but Saturday nights flavor was gone and the fish was mushy, and fries bland and soggy. But we all still had a great time in a great environment. Festive place.

  28. MS

    MeghanS

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Only pizza and pasta were offered, which was okay since a salmon entree would have cost almost $40 (unnecessarily high). The waitress was nice, but extremely inattentive, especially considering it was not that crowded. I would not return.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife of two days had your establishment on her must see list....First off all of my reservation requests were met. Secondly, as a chef the tuna tar tar was the best I have ever had. The pairing of the ginger and wasabi are on par, but the dish was taken to a whole new level with the horseradish vinaigrette, and fresh cilantro. Well done Chef!!!! Third, and what I think most people go there for are the cocktails!!! The signature cocktails, just like the old time jail theme, are given re-birth with their amazing bar and serving staff!!! Katherine our server was amazing. Not only did she recommend a few other great stops on our Boston trip, she gave us a few inside tips to make our trip even better as well. We were well pleased on Our first stop of our honeymoon. Excellent job Alibi family.

  30. CM

    CaterinaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    I booked through website, and when asking for the OK to bring a cake, they didn't even answer me. I had to alert the staff that I was running late: I tried to call for an hour to the number displayed in the website/ contact phone, and nobody ever answered. I sent another mail, and of course nobody answer. Bill payment: the bill was including a "mandatory" tip of more than 20%, but the receipt was askign for an additional tip.. What? the tip of the tip?

  31. L

    Lovetodine

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and cocktails were great. Service was awesome as well. I’d for sure go back

  32. A

    Adchck

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    what is with the plastic plates? everything about this place was great, but plastic plates, really?? i would definitely go back...

  33. ML

    MariaL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Great waitress and really good drinks. A little expensive but worth the experience!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Good, casual, fun place. I hadn't been to Alibi in years, but it was just as I remembered.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    All the appetizers were just terrible ,

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Reservation was not honored had to sit outside

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Not impressed. Food was good but service was lackluster.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2015

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    The patio makes this place, but it ends there. The food is expensive and mediocre. Cocktails are okay. Wine list is pretty good. Beer list is horrible. Service is atrocious.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The waitress we had was great and super helpful! We shared an app and a small pizza. The food was delicious but there is a very limited menu. We tried the calamari and the caprese style mozzarella app. Then we had a pizza and one of the specialty breads. It was all very delicious but we wished there were more choices for apps as the menu was perfect for sharing.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2014

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    It was a great place for a group of girls to meet for drinks after work. The server was wonderful. A glass of wine broke, and she came over immediately to clean up the area and brought a new glass free of charge.

FAQs

Alibi Bar and Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 73 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Alibi Bar and Lounge

215 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114

  • Cross street

    Cambridge Street

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Nightly
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking Available through the Liberty Hotel

  • Public transit

    The Charles MGH stop on the Red line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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