Beehive

4.6
4933 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Beehive is an underground Bohemian eatery & bar featuring fabulous cuisine, libations, artwork and world class live music nightly. Nestled below the Boston Center for the Art’s historic Cyclorama in Boston’s South End, The Beehive serves the eclectic fare of Chef James Lyons - rustic comfort food infused with American, European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences.

Open for dinner seven days a week, weekend jazz brunch, and with cocktails and live entertainment available nightly until 2:00 am. The Beehive is the perfect location for after-work cocktails, dinner, live music, special events and more. Come to taste the cuisine, come to view the art, come to hear the music or simply come to share in the merriment.
The Beehive accepts reservations for full dinner. For appetizers and drinks please join us at either of our 2 bars.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, European, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Mon-Weds: 5pm to 12am


Thurs: 5pm to 1am


Fri: 5pm to 2am


Saturday: 9:30am to 2am


Sunday: 9:30am to 12am
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Phone number
(617) 423-0069
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Lyons
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clarendon
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Parking details
starting at 5PM everyday $21 per car
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Public transit
Back Bay station on the Orange line is 3 blocks from The Beehive on Clarendon Street.
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Entertainment
World Class Live Music......for Free!
The Beehive is a premier showcase for world-renown musicians and up & coming stars. Come any day and the music will blow you away in the most unique Eatery & Bar anywhere!

To view current calendar of events and sign up to our email newsletter go to www.beehiveboston.com.
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Special events & promotions
For large parties and special events, please email frontdesk@beehiveboston.com. or call 617-423-0069
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Host your next business gathering, family celebration or anything in between at The Beehive and treat your special guests to an unforgetable experience like no other.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving Americana in Harvard Square at the new Beat Brew Hall : Perfect for the entire family with traditional menu, live Americana, bluegrass and country music all day. $65pp/$19kids. 11am to 10pm.

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What 4933 People Are Saying
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New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My go to date night spot in the south end. You can’t go wrong if you’re looking for an energetic, fun time!

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r
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beehive was AWESOME! Great atmosphere, food, music, and service. Had people with food allergies and all accommodated. Server was fantastic. I would go again anytime.

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New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, great music to listen to and great service. Dominic went out of his way to help us with our order. He made a great wine suggestion and came by to make sure everything was ok for us.

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TF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was friendly and great. I thought the food was delivered almost too quickly from the time we ordered. Also, the amount of wine in our glasses felt a little stingy.

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London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Go later to get the full ambience and experience. Service was excellent from the waiters we would definitely return

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

I love the Beehive, in general. However, twice now I have had terrible service. The waiter rushed us through our orders, didn’t listen when we were speaking because he was talking over us, and then had to ask clarifying questions because he didn’t hear the orders we placed.

Additionally, he rushed us through the meal, brought the bill after our drinks without asking if we’d like anything else, and acted as if we were an imposition simply by sitting.

The ambiance and food are good; definitely a fun location. But beware the service. You will be expected to rush so that they can seat more customers.

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PP
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Wanted to hear some jazz so booked the Beehive. Loved the interior and the fact that there is no cover charge! Seated in a great spot and ready for music. Come to find out that Mondays are Reggae night - we love Reggae but wanted jazz so that was a little disappointing. Being from out of town, we didn't realize it was Reggae Monday. Besides that, the venue is great and the food was FANTASTIC! We had the braised short ribs with veggies and the salmon with farro and pine nuts - excellent flavor, nice portions, and great value. If we are ever in Boston again, will definitely check out the Beehive!

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S
New England
71 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It can be difficult to get into Beehive but is worth the effort. Great spot. Delicious and creative food. Excellent service.

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LT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Beehive on a recommendation for the live music. Sunday night blues. The music was great, very enjoyable. We did not count on having an outstanding meal in addition to live music but we were pleasantly surprised. We both had halibut and it was fantastic. Highly recommend Beehive for BOTH live music and dining. Reservations recommended.

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PD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool venue with great music & ambiance. Staff were attentive and the food was fantastic. Highly recommended.

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D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ! Jazz and brunch

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Brunch with very talented Jazz Musicians!

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MC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Beehive! They had love music, great crowd and great drinks. Can’t ask for much more.

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good and it’s very convenient to the Calderwood Theater. A little on the noisy side but I liked it and service was good.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. One of the best date night spots in Boston. It is fun and feels like an occasion every time you go there.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great burgers

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MJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I frequently bring business partners to the Beehive for great food and an amazing ambiance with eclectic bands. When the waitstaff has a bit of an attitude it gets awkward and it plays into the overall experience. I love this place and pray the people that get to work here will be more tolerant and service minded.

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CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

+ : Delicious food, great atmosphere, good music
- : Too loud, watery cocktails

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FA
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place and great service. The sea bass was to die for. The servers were awesome and the band was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service. Food priced way too high

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MB
New England
39 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here in awhile. Enjoyed it as much as always!!!

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

This was my third time at Beehive- I always try to make it to a Sunday brunch when I'm visiting Boston. This time we were with our 8 year old, which was a new experience. We had great entertainment by the Jazz Band, a great view of their performance and our little girl had the opportunity to choose from items on a children's menu that also doubled as a coloring activity. The staff is great and the ambiance is cozy and eclectic. I'll certainly be back.

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JC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to the Beehive on and off for a number of years and it’s consistently wonderful. It’s our go-to when going to the SpeakEasy next door. Every aspect is pleasant—friendly host seated us right away and then brought our friends to the table, prompt, professional yet warm service, and always excellent food. And no problem getting to the theater on time!

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MH
New England
31 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Salmon overcooked they charge 4 dollars for bread and no bread comes with salad. Very pricey and not worth it. I suspect it is better with music i went early and wait staff was not attentive

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

60th bday celebration. Great food, music & atmosphere

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was phenomenal and we had a great time visiting with friends! The drink menu was very creative and everyone in our party was more than pleased! We had reservations at 8:45 in expectation to catch a little of the advertised performer at 10. When 10:00 came, the opening act played for a short time then went off stage. Unfortunately by 11 still no performer and we had to leave. Sorry that we missed out but overall it was still a great time!

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MN
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I do love the atmosphere but the food is only okay. I wouldn’t go here for dinner. The music is way too loud to be comfortable

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C
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location for pre-theater. Best part is ambiance, as it is warm and vibrant. A bit too loud, but most restaurants are. Decent music, a bit too loud for easy conversation even in the adjoining room. Great wait person who then got somewhat too busy, but she was terrific generally. The food--fine. Steak was tasty but too salty. Salads were good as was shrimp wrapped in bacon. Strong average to above average in everything except the really great ambiance. Fun overall and we would go back.

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R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Music was too loud, wine selection was weak, and the only seats we were offered in the main room were in high traffic sections (e.g., next to the bathroom area) . Not suitable for talking to your date.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was slow

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PS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this restaurant. We stopped for Sunday brunch with live jazz. Luckily we had reservations because walk-ins were being turned away. It's that popular. They make a killer Bloody Mary - it's almost a meal in itself. My wife and I had the smoked salmon Eggs Benedict. I would have preferred a little more Hollandaise, but my wife thought it was just perfect. We will definitely make this a stop on our next visit to Boston.

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KA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleased with the food and service. Would come again

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PV
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Made reservation for an anniversary. Table not ready for 45min. then in an area we did not want to be. Noise was deafening, music not being listened to. Dress code advertised as business casual, more like coming home from the beach. Puerile staff no help. Waited for service for a while, then just left.

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a
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient to the Boston Center for the Arts. Mellow place with a good singer on the Friday night we were there. Chicken and lamb neck were both delicious.

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L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and live music! Restaurant was a little loud but the halibut was fantastic.

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BB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server left for the evening and said that a cocktail server would take care of us. She never came to our table, and we never managed to flag her down. Last time, the cocktail server was awesome.

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j
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always with inventive menu choices and attentive service.

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SM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday Night Jazz live performers. Meal was an amazing mix of flavors suitable for Foodies but also a nice take on comfort food that made the evening special with every bite.

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LS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I had heard that The Beehive had a great brunch so I was surprised and disappointed in our meal there. All of our food was barely warm and the eggs in my dish were supposed to be poached but the yolks were hard time by the time they were served. The bloody Mary’s were very watery and also disappointing. Our server was very pleasant but could have been more attentive. Additional drinks ordered came a good 20 minutes after they were requested. I question if the food was cold due to the servers lack of attention or problems in the kitchen. On the plus side the music was great and the ambiance is fun.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Family visiting

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