The Bebop

4.2
43 reviews
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From the owners of The Burren, one of the most unique and thriving music venues in the Boston area comes The Bebop.

Situated at the intersection of Boylston and Mass Ave, next to the beating heart of music that is Berklee, The Bebop is primed to be a premier destination for musicians and fans alike. Whether you are going to a show at the Berklee Performance Center, Symphony Hall or a game in Fenway Park, The Bebop is a great place to start and finish the night. Enjoy our Guinness Lamb Stew or vegetarian Shepherd's Pie while listening to our live nightly entertainment.

Offering a full dinner and lunch menu from 11am-11pm daily, a brunch menu on weekends from 9am-3pm, and speciality cocktails, beer, and wine until 1 am every night of the week.
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CE
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!

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1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a little early for such loud music. We were there to catch up and couldn’t bc it was too loud for. 6 pm dinner. Maybe at 9 pm the music would have been nice :)

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Good pub food, great atmosphere. Would recommend if you're seeing a show in the area or want some live music with your dinner!

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was pretty good, but a tad expensive which is to be expected of a touristy area. I liked the atmosphere with the live band and the service was really quick.

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OS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Terrific and terrifically-friendly establishment. Went on Tuesday night when they had a jazz jam. Clearly some regulars there but we were warmly welcomed as "irregulars" by the staff and performers. Wait staff was particularly friendly and accommodating. Music was very good and fun. Really applaud the establishment as a whole for being a music-centric venue that pulls from and celebrates the local music talent particularly given its location in the midst of two of the best music conservatories in the country.

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RA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We were a party of 3, we sat upstairs. The noise level was extremely loud, even at 6pm. The drink menu was very limited and the drinks were not that good for the price. The food was just okay. The live music was good, although I would prefer it not be so loud as it is a small place.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the live music but it did add to the noise, obviously! I would choose a different place if noise is important but we were looking for somewhere fun and lively which this is. The food was quite good for the cost! The service was a bit slow but the servers were very conscientious.

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DM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Two of us ordered the cod special. The sides were delicious but the fish was disappointing and way too salty. However the music was great and not so loud that we could t hear one another (we sat upstairs). Good beer selection and friendly wait staff.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

One of the great things about The Bebop is their promotion of local musicians. David Arteaga hosted The Jazz Jam, his band played then he hosted any jazz musicians that stopped in to play for the evening from 8:00pm - 12:00am. Many of them were from Berklee College of Music.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled across The Bebop the other day on my way to the Red Sox’s and I have to say I fell in love with the place and just had to come back! Got the nachos as an app along with the delicious Shepard’s pie and my friend got the steakhouse salad. The staff and music really made the night 10x better. I will definitely be back again soon!

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1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friends recently recommended The Bebop to me, and I decided to try it out tonight for the first time and man am I happy I did. I went out with my boyfriend and he got the Filet Mignon, which we ordered medium rare and came out perfect! I went for the steakhouse salad and that was amazing as well! I loved the ambience in this place. It was so comfortable and cute! The service was good as they gave you space but all our needs were attended all night. Ill defiantly be back! If you want something a little different then your average bar or restaurant, this is totally the place!

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BL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple, easy, hearty and fast. It is a central location, affordable with a friendly atmosphere. Perfect place for lunch.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I stumbled across the Bebop during my stay in Boston. It’s a neighborhood gem with live music every night of the week. Open mic was on during my visit. It was awesome and the talent was amazing. I’m guessing they were students from the nearby Berklee School of music. Caroline my server, who was so sweet, mentioned they have a great line up of entertainment all week long. I can’t wait to return and hear some more.

The menu had great variety which made it a little hard to decide but I opted for the mussels to start and then the Guinness lamb stew. Both were delicious. The mussels were amazing. The sauce had a little spice to it. I had to ask for more bread to soak it up as I didn’t want to leave a drop behind. The stew was hands down the best stew I’ve ever had. The lamb melted in my mouth. I will certainly be coming back for this again.

They have a great drinks selection. So many beers on tap, a great selection on wines and cocktails. I went with a glass of Merlot with dinner. I only planned on having the one but the music was so good that I didn’t want to leave so I had an espresso martini after dinner. It was the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to return to the Bebop.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of those places that makes you feel immediately comfortable. They have live music seven days a week and it’s always something different. Place attracts a great crowd and the bartenders and so fun. Definitely will be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I first heard about The Bebop on my Aerlingus flight home to Boston. The gentleman beside me on the flight recommended this establishment. He was true to his word.
This place is awesome! I had the Lamb Stew. The portion size was extremely generous. My husband had the filet. It was cooked to perfection. We passed on the drinks but there seemed to be a selection to suit all needs.
The staff were upbeat and the service was flawless. Having Irish staff adds to the authenticity of the restaurant. The Kilkenny bartender wrote a list of things for me to do on my next trip to Ireland!!
There seemed to be an old timey session happening on the stage. The live music really added to the whole experience. I think I've found my new local!!

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Maybe it was an off night. We'd never been before. It was very hot, we were squeezed into a very small space and we waited 15 minutes for water and drinks. Our appetizer took 45 minutes and when our entrees arrived, one of them was not hot at all. When we ordered another glass of wine, we got the wrong wine. We felt bad for the waitress, who was clearly in over her head, through no fault of her own. The insult to injury is that we'd chosen the Bebop because Berklee Performance Center had recommended it. Too bad, because it seems like a cute spot.

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AB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value, excellent fresh salads; good ambience with music.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We went with a large group for dinner. It took over an hour for our food to come and we were constantly low on drinks - at one point my husband went up to the bar and had to ask to have the water pitcher refilled. Several of us ordered burgers, and when they arrived they were on wheat toast. The kitchen had run out of buns and there was no apology.

Our waitress was very nice and trying her best but it was obvious that they were under-staffed. We would go back as the ambiance and live music was fantastic but we would stick to drinks at the bar.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Bad food. Slow service. Its a bar. Not a restaurant

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Much more bar food than I expected, was looking more for a good lunch but it was still good, the wings are awesome

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J
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I likely won’t go there again because it was just too noisy. I came out with a sore throat because I had to shout at the person I was with because of the high noise level.

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K
New England
53 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a quick bite or to hang out for hours. Great live music early too, they looked like students and they were very good and entertaining. The place gets very busy at times so make a reservation.

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was poor, service was poor, seats were uncomfortable tables were sticky, and music was too loud

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JG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly. Fun. Great music. Good food. Irish cider. It is loud. The space is small. Surfaces hard so sound bounces. But if you are looking for music, this is a great spot.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, totally authentic!

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

So happy that I was able to find a place with vegetarian Shepherds Pie for my St Patrick's Day trip to Boston! They also had an Irish folk band playing. Loved it!

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I had one of the best salads i've ever eaten -- the Greenhouse (?). Fresh, really tasty, satisfying.
It was REALLY noisy (6:30 on a Friday eve), but my ear plugs helped...

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b
New England
43 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lot of fun. Small and great atmosphere. Loved the drop in musicians, crowd ranged all ages. No rush to get in and out. Huge portions

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WK
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific experience. Relaxing, drinking, eating. Food was excellent.

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SD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was good and the music was a nice feature. We will be back.

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Started with the Octopus appetizer-good but the smallest amount of Octopus. My drink-Irish Ginger was too sweet, but I was impressed they have Crater Lake vodka-a great brand! For the main course, I had salmon- nice sauce and sides. However, the others in my party had the burger and were all disappointed. Not sure if I’ll be back

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N
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

This was our first time at the Bebop. The staff was friendly and the live music really fun. The menu seems to have something for everyone with reasonable prices. I had the special -- arugula salad with salmon which was delicious. Others in our group had the nachos, falafel roll up, and shepherd's pie. The service was a little slow, but it worked out fine as we wanted to hang out and talk with each other.

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E
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Guinness and Lamb stew! Thank you so much for making my birthday amazing!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for the bluegrass brunch. The music was quite nice but made it a little difficult to hear at times. The restuarant was nicely decorated. Service was slow. I had the vegartian shepards pie which was great but expansive for the portion size. Overpriced restuarant for what it is.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have some good food and drink. You get to hear some unique music and just relax. Bartenders and Servers are attentive but give you your space when needed.

An ideal spot to meet up and connect.

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f
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Birthday and was told they there would be live music and there was no live music.

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Me and my girlfriend went for the Sunday Brunch with live Blue Grass music.
We were seated upstairs so we couldn't hear much of the music which was disappointing. Especially with a lot of people talking.
The place was definitely understaffed. Meals came without cutlery and we had to ask twice. We also had to ask three times for water before it came. I don't blame the waitress as I guess she tried her best with serving 15 tables alone.
Food was ok. Not the best pub food I ever had. But its a good deal as the prices are pretty low concerning the pricy neighborhood.

So far I would not go there again, but we will give them another chance next week.

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D
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

While the food was very good, table service needs more polish and responsiveness. We requested water upon being seated and then two more times (to both our waitress and the person who delivered our food) before receiving it. My sense is that the waitstaff is handling WAY too many tables per person. Otherwise, it was nice being in a live music venue -- iron out the service wrinkles and you'll have a polished gem!

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BM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had a nice night out in Boston at the Bebop. Great live music, comfortable seating and excellent staff services. Great day or evening spot for cocktails; however it seems that there is a lack of attention to the food options/quality. Could have bought a frozen burger at Trader Joes and enjoyed the same. Friends had similar reactions to the Shepard s Pie and sandwiches, nothing special. Would have given 4 or 5 stars if the food was better. Enjoy as a lical watering hole, forgo lunch or dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good I

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