Beehive

4.6
4850 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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
Gregory Torrech
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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

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 5:45PM

What 4850 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The service as absolutely amazing. So friendly and knowledgeable. Great energy from entry to exit.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I took my husband for his birthday and we enjoyed ourselves very much!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The chef should have a little flexibility. Asked him to throw some seafood into the vegetarian paella- obviously okay with any upcharge- even just some shrimp- and he absolutely refused. For the record, I ordered the paella and it was “okay”. You serve people- not yourself. Learn to be flexible and when to say no. This wasn’t a big ask. I was embarrassed in front of our CEO when I had chosen the restaurant and his request for seafood was denied. Won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

All service was extremely good, friendly, and very professional without seeming highbrow. From the door to the table, all The Beehive staff was on point and the live music was very high quality. But, MOST IMPORTANTLY... The food was delicious. So much so that on our 5 day trip to Boston, we visited The Beehive twice. Our first visit we arrived after Dinner service had closed so we ordered the Bacon-wrapped shrimp along with the Corn & Snap Pea Salad. Both were outstanding! The Blues band was excellent and the atmosphere was comfortable, light and enjoyable. Second visit, we had the Duck with Fried Rice and the Lobster & Squid Ink Pasta. Again, well done and outstanding selections. The Reggae band was talented and very entertaining. If I lived in Boston, I would be a regular without a doubt!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the basement inside is filled with live music and amazing food. Service was impeccable, and our waitress helped my date select an off-menu date that met her needs completely. Appetizers were amazing, entrees were amazing, and the cheesecake was melt-in-your-mouth fantastic. The live band was great, their performance was engaging, and I wish we had discovered this place before our last night in Boston. We will return when we visit the city again!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Awesome establishment. Highly recommend the calamari!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Some of the best food I have had in awhile! The appetizer corn and calamari was fantastic! I got the half chicken as my meal and loved it! The waitstaff was incredibly attentive and the atmosphere was great!! I will be going back soon. It is a great spot for a date, family dinner, special event, etc.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We love coming here for brunch on Sundays, love the food and live music, but the service was truly terrible and it wasn't a full house. This will be the last time we visit for a while.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Outside seating was perfect as was the food! We'll be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Sweet brunch spot, would be like any of the other good, bougie brunch spots nearby, EXCEPT the amazing jazz makes it so special. We were worried it might be too loud to talk, but where we sat was perfect to listen and enjoy while also think and chat over good food and drinks. The coffee cake may get more hype than it deserves, but still good!

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

BEEHIVE is FUN!
Having been to Beat Brasserie in Cambridge, we wanted to give the very popular BeeHive a whirl. It’s a young, fun, hip (we are none of these things) place with a REALLY good jazz band. We sat near the stage and thoroughly enjoyed the terrific music. The food is comforting and decent (eggs Benedict with short ribs, homemade “coffee cake”, burgers with inventive relish, fries made like homemade potato chips), but the live music MAKES BeeHive worth a return visit. The server was friendly and very upbeat, and made our visit even more fun. (While we had reservations and were given a great table right on time, there were MANY empty tables outside, in the upstairs dining area, and in the downstairs bar area which remained empty despite the LONG wait for non reservation holders.) We will definitely return to BeeHive for the great jazz and recommend it for decent comfort food, friendly service and especially for the great jazz!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Really great. Cocktails on point and food quite special!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Food was unique and delicious, service was incredible!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Always enjoy the beehive. Service is so friendly and attentive, food is great and they entertainment never disappoints! Will be back.

Mary

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Très bon restaurant. Musique live. Accueil et service aux petits soins. Un lieu incontournable de Boston

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Amazing atmosphere with gorgeous decor and unique art pieces. Music was super amazing. We'll be back and will tell all of our friends back home in Ottawa. Thank you for a great night!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Amazing food! Great live jazz!! Sunday Brunch!

When we finished our meal we stayed to catch up. Our waiter kept hovering around table taking a few items off the table, kind of anoying while trying to talk. Restaurant was not busy, table wasn't needed. Server shold have cleared everything at once.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The live band playing set such a fantastic Sunday brunch mood. Food was delicious and the staff were incredibly friendly!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

For our 25wedding anniversary my husband and I went to the Beehive for brunch, and as always the food, servers and ambiance did not disappoint
It’s always our go to place when visiting Boston
Local treasure :)

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Awesome date spot with live music and amazing food. I would recommend it for celebrating anything. The seating is a bit cramped but otherwise a great place

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1.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was not good. No consistency with the drinks either. Every negative comment I’ve read regarding the service/help is spot on. Just surprised regarding the food and quality. Ambiance is great though.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The service was outstanding, as was everything else! One of my favorite places in Boston to take out of town friends. Wish I had room for dessert ! Our dinner and cocktails were amazing!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Meeting grandfather and husband for dinner while they were in town for the night.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

When we walked in, we were pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful, eclectic atmosphere. The decor was stunning, live music and the food was amazing. I wish we had a place like this on Long Island, NY because it would be packed! Highly recommend for friends get together and also business meals.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Great time and great music

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food was amazing and great music. Wonderful spot for Sunday brunch. Love the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

When Beehive called to confirm my reservation the sommelier recommended a champagne (since I had mentioned it was my wedding anniversary on the reservation). His recommendation was perfect! We were seated immediately upon arrival. It was very busy, so the reservation was a must. A manager and the waiter wished us Happy Annivesary, which meant a lot. My husband had skirt steak and eggs and I had the brioche french toast with sausage and peach compote. Both meals were fantastic. We were adjacent to the stage, but it wasn't too loud- loved enjoying the jazz while we ate. We had a slice of strawberry cheesecake after our meal with coffee, and both were divine! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The kitchen area needs to be covered by a curtain or something. Our table was right where the jazz band was but we were staring at the kitchen the entire time. It takes away from the atmosphere

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Music was sensational. Woo Factor is awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Awesome place. Food and service was great. Music was funky!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Awesome! Great menu. Oysters were delightful! Corn and pea salad amazing. Loved the duck. Maple bread pudding, like french toast. Nice wine list. Nice bourbon list. Excellent staff. Live music too!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

I have been planning to go to the Beehive for so long. I finally made it to celebrate my sister's birthday and mine, since both are in July. It was amazing! The service from Alexa was great. She is charming, personable, knowledgeable, and attentive. This was five star service, and the manager also came out to ask about our experience.
The bacon wrapped shrimp were delicious. They came with a peach bbq sauce about which I forgot because they were grilled and had that char/smokey flavor that is so befitting a summer appetizer. I will try the sauce next time. The grilled skirt steak dish was slightly different from the online menu. I was so pleased! It was sliced and was in a shishito pepper chimichurri sauce. It was served over grilled mini-corn-on-the-cob which was flavored with a paprika butter. Yes, it was as incredible as it sounds. We sat outside and just enjoyed the entire experience. I had a great IPA too, though they definitely could expand the beer options to include more IPA's ( Just the Clown Shoes Clementine and Harpoon). I also tried my sister's "Fall-Off-The-Bone" ribs which were spectacular (on the Hors D'Oeuvres menu). The Hors D'Oeuvres we had (the shrimp and ribs) may seem a bit expensive for some when it comes to appetizers ($18 and $16) but they were just delectable. We didn't even talk about prices, as the menu items sounded incredible and the restaurant delivered. I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Super experience.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Ordered the quiche for myself and split the coffee cake with my fiancé and friend. Everything was so yummy! Inside has some great live music and outside has a very cute patio! Definitely recommend checking this place out.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The atmosphere is phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

One of our party has a medical condition which requires some dietary restrictions and our server Fabricio was incredibly helpful and attentive. We loved the food, atmosphere and service! Highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I really wanted to like Beehive. It was recommended to me by a friend for the Jazz Brunch; however, my dining experience was very disappointing overall. I will say, service was incredibly accommodating with a friendly and sweet staff. I left smiling over the service, but unhappy with the meal at a price.

We came in with a reservation on a Sunday afternoon to relax, catch music and a brunch-y meal before heading out of town. The hostesses were so kind to handle our luggage and insisted that they do the lifting. It was sweltering hot outside. I ordered eggs, as did my dining partner. They were hardly cooked at all in either of our dishes (I had the Benedict and he the Shashuka.) I am not sure how anyone could enjoy such raw eggs. Everything was plated in an unappetizing way, to be honest. Since the weather had me feeling under the weather, and the waitress was so kind to happily suggest a veggie substitute to the meat options listed, I didn't send it back. However, I left spending almost $50 to have eaten the side salad it came with. We sat upstairs and it was difficult to hear the live jazz over the sounds of the other diners and restaurant bustle.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great jazz music and an exciting menu. Only a few allergy- friendly options, however.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We had great service, listened to live jazz music, had a great selection of food, and the general aesthetic of this place is romantic, cozy, and almost New Orleans. The food is unique and a blend of multiple cultures (Moroccan, southern American, french, etc). This is a great place to take out of town guests. Go on Saturdays if you want less of a crowd. I believe Saturdays are live jazz and Sundays are live Blues.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was BOMB.

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