The Oldest Bar In Massachusetts Has A Fascinating History

There aren’t many historical sites that encourage you to down a pint of cold ale on the premises. The oldest bar in Massachusetts – and the country – is one of the beautiful few.

Not surprisingly, claims to the title of “oldest bar” can get a little murky. We’ve selected the Bell in Hand Tavern in Boston as the oldest bar in Massachusetts because it has operated continuously out of the same space since opening, has kept its original name and is a dedicated bar rather than an inn with a tavern.

Read on to learn more about this unique spot.

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The Bell in Hand Tavern is located in the heart of Government Center, right next to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, at 45 Union Street, Boston, Mass.

For more historical eateries in Massachusetts, check out this list of the best.