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7:00 PM
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$30 and under
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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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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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Cross street
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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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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!

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Special events & promotions
For large parties and special events, please email 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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What 4671 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Good place to hang out, have a good drink, listen to music and eat. Very limited menu, appetizers better/more interesting than entrees. good atmosphere

Nickc22 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Went to Beehive on Friday night at 7:30 for a date. The place was packed, so glad I made a reservation. We sat upstairs and the waiter accommodated our request to sit near the balcony to see the band. We ordered mussels and bok choy for apps. The mussels were delicious. We ordered the lamb and cauliflower curry for dinner. The lamb was good but needed a side. It was almost a la carte. My date enjoyed the curry. Good wine menu and great ambiance.

vipNylaS (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

One of our favorite places in Boston. Best staff, best burger and a great vibe. We take our kids there every Friday for dinner and jazz.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Waiters and waitresses are excellent. The music was Excellent especially the Raggae music.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was friendly, responsive and timely. One diner had a crack in a beer glass and the maitre d responded right away, apologized, fresh drink, and free hors d oeuvres . the broken glass did not hamper our night. Nice Blues, not too loud, we could still have dinner conversation. Good good option. I will go back. Men's room needs to be cleaner

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We went for our daughter’s 21st Birthday. We loved The Beehive and will be back.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Cool music

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Vibes place is great for date night. No complaints.

unhappy (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

On a date and management came over and blamed us for something someone else did and told us we had to leave immediately. I tried speaking with them explaining I was unsure what the problem was since I had seen nothing of what they were explaining and why it was they were so angry. Said it’d been a problem the last two hours and I was extremely confused since we were sitting at a table having dinner. We left to not cause any problems. However, after being treated as such, won’t be back. Food was good, no room for dancing but good band as well. Just upset we were accused of things we didn’t do and our night was ruined.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Awful experience. Tables are too small. It was obvious that the food is prepared in advance and everything is under a warming light. Food was lukewarm. Scrambled eggs were rubbery. Hash was lukewarm. Server disappeared we were sitting at the table with dirty plates for at least 20 minutes before someone cleared the table. We asked for the check and the waitress was
Gone for ten minutes and had to be flagged down to take our credit card. Will not go back. Very disappointing

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Jazz brunch is top notch. Waiter forgot about us a couple times. Otherwise, a great time as usual.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Kale & beet tabbouleh delicious, as was the cauliflower & Brussels sprouts curry. Friendly, attentive waitress. Cozy ambiance in the dining area.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Thank you so much for getting us the table close to the stage and the amazing service! Dominic was very nice

charlesdecat (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We got a great view of the LIVE jazz performance for brunch in the underground venue. Extremely unique experience that I don't think can be found anywhere else. On top of that the food was delicious and very filling.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great time. Lovely music. Great company

vipTigeroo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Pleasant humm of happening bar scene with live music, great drinks and excellent service.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

First visit...prior to theater. Delicious, and prompt service - even had time for dessert! :-)

CorrinneK (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We went for my husbands birthday. We called in a reservation and told the staff it was a special occasion. Our tables were directly in front of the stage. It was impossible to talk or hear each other. The music was fantastic! The food was very good, although we all would have like larger plates, the portions of food were larger then the plates they were on. Our food kept falling off into the table. Our waitress was great. Her name was Sarah and she was friendly and attentive. She answered all of our questions and gave great recommendations. I wish we were seated away from the stage, but now we will know that for next time.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

TL;DR Extremely dissatisfied with the service and food, so much so that I will not be returning.

Ill start off by saying that I loved this restaurant a year ago, and thinking it would be a perfect spot to take my girlfriend for our anniversary, couldn’t have been more surprised and disappointed.

Nothing personal against our waitress, but we were pretty POed: 1) she spilled our drinks on us and didn’t apologize for it, claiming “surface tension” was the problem 2) waitress didn’t check in on us after our food was delivered, especially since there were things to be desired with the food (we had to call her over through other employees a couple times) and it was barely even 6pm, nowhere near peak hours 3) the manager was unapologetic and made a poor attempt to console us, literally couldn’t even muster an apology for our dissatisfaction 4) I couldn’t explain to myself how this offensive reel of scantily clad, dancing women being projected onto the wall next to us made sense as a part of the restaurant’s decor - it was repulsive and tacky, the owners couldn’t find anything else that fits the apparently prohibition-esque style of the restuarant?? 5) and on top of everything, the food just wasn’t very good.

Also, what restaurant makes you pay for bread and butter as an appetizer??

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

My meal was 'okay' for the price. My food arrived cold and the wait staff was absent. He corrected the situation when he finally revisited the table well after my meal was served. I have been to Beehive many times and this was the first I was very disappointed with both the food and most importantly in the service industry, the customer experience. I will revisit but will not rush back anytime soon.