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7:00 PM
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Alibi Bar and Lounge

41 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
Set in the old “drunk tank” of what was the Charles Street Jail, Alibi is a hot spot for cocktails and late night snacking. Original bluestone floors and brick cell walls set the scene for mingling amongst cheeky images of celebrities and their “alibis,” while an outdoor patio is a rare off-street locale for enjoying drinks and watching the sunset.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Nightly: 5:00pm - 2:00am Weather permitting, our patio is open at 2PM Friday-Sunday.
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Phone number
(857) 241-1144
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
We have the ability to host a party of 30-40 for cocktails in a semi private area.
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Parking details
Street Parking Valet Parking Available through the Liberty Hotel -Sunday-Wednesday $25.00 -Thursday-Saturday $30.00
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Public transit
The Charles MGH stop on the Red line
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 41 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Energetic
58% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

All the appetizers were just terrible ,

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Reservation was not honored had to sit outside

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Not impressed. Food was good but service was lackluster.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 20, 2015

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on March 22, 2015

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2014

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on October 31, 2014

Trendy and cool place to get drinks, just don't go for the food if you are expecting anything great. Mediocre food and service is catered around drinks. Primarily this is a bar, not a restaurant

vipOrrerrific (New England)
3.0  Dined on June 5, 2014

I've been to Alibi many times and greatly enjoyed it, but this experience was very disappointing. The waitress was annoying, our orders was mixed up and to eop it all, dispute the fact that we were four, our bill included 20% service.
Not nice, Alibi.

2happydiners (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 18, 2014

Having eaten lunch at the Alibi, we expected to find tables and chairs. Because it was a Saturday night we were seated at a tiny round table on low stools in a darkened room with pounding music. Not what we expected. The food was very good - small amount, and the waitstaff was attentive. We had a difficult time making ourselves heard and the tiny table barely accomodated our three small plates. Great for the young, not so great for us.

vipMurphy09 (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2013

This nice little nook of a bar is quiet and comfortable but the service was horrible! No one greeted us when we arrived and the bartender made us feel like we were intruding on her Christmas shopping via her iPhone. The night was rescued by going across the lobby of the Liberty Hotel to Scampo where the bartender was very nice and made the best martinis I've had in awhile.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2013

We were there on a quiet night. It is in the Liberty Hotel and on other nights it was 'hopping' and very energetic. On a
Sunday night, not so much-which was OK for us. The flatbread, Carpaccio, arugula salad, and shrimp and mango skewers were all delicious. The berry mojitos were great. Only negative was the gratuity added to the check-seemed unusual for it to be 'auto-added' to check on a very quiet night for a party of 2 who were staying in the hotel.

Nadalina (New England)
2.0  Dined on September 26, 2013

Any reservations made after work are limited to three hours. I totally get this and have no problem. However, the staff seems a bit anxious in making sure we knew we had a limited time slot. A full hour and half before the next reservation she takes off our reservation slip and replaces it with the next. She literally had to interrupt conversations to place the slip. Then, she began removing glasses regardless if we were still drinking from them or not. Alibi is a great place to lounge. So if I'm sipping on my drink, no I don't want my check-it means I'm enjoying it. If you seem ok interrupting every conversation-then don't slip pieces of paper on the table with your secret messages. Stop hovering and let us drink in peace.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on March 23, 2013

The service at this bar is terrible. The hostess couldn't be bothered to even say hello to me when I came in. This is my third time there and the service was terrible every time. The cocktail waitresses looked annoy when you order. I keep hoping it would get better because it's a nice-looking bar with a nice ambiance. But three strikes, well, you get it. I won't be going back.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 21, 2012

Reserved for dinner. It wasn't even lite bites and we were seated in an area without a table. They should not accept reservations for dinner. We went elsewhere.

James (New England)
1.0  Dined on November 3, 2012

I expected an unique atomosphere. But that was all.
French fries, pizza,.... All foods were lukewarm.
In addition, as soon as we had seats, they placed a next customers reservation sign on our table, which Looked to tell us to go out within the time limit.
Moreover, they forced us to pay 20% chip even if their service was ordinary!
(20% chip had already included in the bill before we paid)

I chose this bar for our wedding aniversary. But we were totally disappointed.

vipmd7716 (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2012

Everything was really good. Only minor knock would be the limited menu. However, they do a great job with what is on the menu and it is great option if you're looking for an energetic bar scene with some good eats.

FoodE (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2012

Good: Alibi is my FAVORITE place in Boston. If you want to mix with the affluent, have divine drinks and munch on tasty delights, lounge at the Alibi.

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2012

The service was wonderful. A group of us went there and two of us had food sensitivities, which can be challenging, but they took care of us with excellence and good cheer! The staff were friendly and bent over backwards to make our experience delightful.
Fun atmosphere!