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The Bowery Bar, Dorchester, MA

The Bowery Bar

4.8
4.8
707 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Bowery Bar featuring indoor and patio dining in the heart of Lower Mills. Due to the State Covid Guidelines. Reservations are limited to a 6 guest maximum. To accommodate all of our guests we have set a 90 minute table time per reservation.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–1:00 am Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 698-2261

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 707 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor patio with great food and service
  2. DF

    DebF

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went to the Bowery for lunch on a beautiful day; we sat on their outdoor patio which is second to none. My husband had the steak and avocado salad which he really enjoyed. I had the fish tacos which were quite good. The service was great and it was an all-around great experience.
  3. CC

    CarolC

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and fun night. Patio is awesome.
  4. BE

    BEARLOVESFOOD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Bowery. We were seated outside in the beautiful patio area which was perfectly spaced, nicely decorated & well staffed. The food was good portions and came to us in a timely manner. Patio is so fun with trees, greenery & nice lighting.
  5. NA

    NicoleA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, the atmosphere was great and overall a great meal.
  6. KS

    KenS

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Obnoxiously loud Food above average….but nothing great
  7. TS

    TonyS

    Key West

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was tasty and well prepared, good beer selection and timely, attentive service.
  8. TD

    TerriD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! The patio is really terrific!
  9. BC

    BobC

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place, service, setting. The fish taco's were just ok, but the burgers and other sandwiches were really good. Guac app was excellent. Drinks were very good and reasonably priced.
  10. MR

    MarkR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my new favorites…the outside seating area was like walking into an oasis and the food was fantastic
  11. JM

    JohannaM

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    It’s so sad you have nice menu anymore .! No oyster , tuna , and Mac cheese with lobster.!! Even the drinks is not good Anymore
  12. B

    Bostonfoodie86

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowery Bar has beautiful patio, great service and delicious food and drinks.
  13. PJ

    PadgJ

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The cinnamon roll was DELICIOUS but the farmers omelet was really odd. I have not had an omelet where the egg texture and taste was like plastic and flavorless. It was as if they poured edible plastic into a mold. Our server was GREAT though. I would only recommend if you order a burger, sandwich or the cinnamon roll.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Girls lunch. Everything was great. It is so beautiful out there but it was hot with no moving air (weather not Bowery fault) I wonder if adding some fans would help for these days. Just a thought. Misters were not on today
  15. KH

    KimH

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    So many rats in the patio and food was okay

    The Bowery BarResponded on July 26, 2022Hi There! Our expansive outdoor area is in close proximity to a wooded area, and we work hard to limit the presence of any "unwanted guests" by using traps along the boundary to the patio. We do appreciate your feedback and want you to know we're actively working to maintain a comfortable patio space.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    My wife’s fish was rubbery and overcooked. When we told the manager she tasted the meal and agreed. To compensate us she gave us a 20 dollar gift card instead of just removing it from the bill. We are from out of town. I’ll never use the gift card.Are you joking me? The rest of the meals we’re excellent. Just a poor customer service experience.

    The Bowery BarResponded on August 1, 2022Hi There! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that most of your party enjoyed their meals. We're sorry to hear that your wife's meal did not meet expectations, we thought that throwing in a gift card to return to the Bowery (in addition to removing her meal from the bill) was an appropriate gesture, but understand that you feel differently!

  18. PW

    PamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Madeline. She was really friendly and went with the flow. We were there for a while and she was soooo accommodating and terrific!
  19. CC

    CarolC

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great appetizers! Try the nachos and the cauliflower - so yummy. Nice wine and beer selection. Love the patio!
  20. JM

    JackieM

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Our waitress Claire was excellent.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the Bowery was great and the food was fantastic! Our server Ashley was awesome!
  22. b

    baxi

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the back patio. Great ambience.
  23. O

    Olivia

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside, which was good, because the inside noise level at dinner time can be "energetic." The food was great; the service was superb and overall, it was excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adorable outdoor patio! Very beach bar type of environment, nice find! Loved the food, drinks, and overall experience! Mexican street corn dip was fantastic 😍
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The online menu was not the same as the menu once we arrived at the restaurant. Therefore, what we had planned to order based on the online menu was not available. This can be somewhat frustrating. The server was great, salads were bland but, the appetizers and dish tacos were very good. Portions were good. In the future I would call first to make sure items on the menu are available and rather than ordering individual meals would order appetizers, drinks and enjoy the lovely patio. Again, the service was great. Would give them a second chance as times are tough.
  26. DG

    DianneG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good (brunch); the services was excellent and they have done an excellent redo of the patio.
  27. CC

    CarolC

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place. Sat outside on the patio which is large and festive. Highly recommend,
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious and didn’t take to long to get to us
  29. E

    Elizabeth

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paige and Gabby were our servers and they were phenomenal! I ordered the Hangover Bowl with extra chipotle aolie and my boyfriend had the burger delux. 10/10 recommend! Everything was delicious and the drinks were nice and strong! Can’t wait to come back!
  30. AB

    ABBQ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The back deck is an oasis! The staff was helpful when needed and allowed us to sit and enjoy our time when we were deep in conversation. Will definitely return.
  31. TK

    TheKosherMeat

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect late lunch with the family. Lively bar, large flat screens all over with the games on and fantastic menu choices. Kudos to the kitchen for preparing great tasting dishes. This place takes bar food for to the next level.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always comfortable, great nachos, wings and crab dip. Drinks are always boozy and great.
  33. MG

    MariaG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall 8ne of the best restaurants I've been to in Boston and I've lived here 25 years. Great patio, great staff, great drinks, great value. Will be back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! The Bowery never disappoints!
  35. R

    Reese

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a good meal!! The food came out very fast, we loved it!
  36. J

    Jade

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was AMAZING!
  37. K

    Kimmy

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the patio for dinner and it was very nice. Good and service was very good! Our server Madeline was so friendly and nice.
  38. KG

    KristenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of my favorites - top three meals: hot bird, cauliflower and nachos! 10/10 recommend.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to watch the Celtics. Great service and great food with good prices. #bleedgreen #Csin5
  40. BB

    BarflyBob

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love this little neighborhood restaurant and bar. The outside dining area is as good as it gets. Service was friendly, and prompt. Uniforms... well, like mother said.... Food was well presented, and very tasty although enough crostini to accommodate the tartare and burrata would have made them next level. Prices are good, drink menu shows thoughtfulness, with selections for just about anyone. My cocktail was tasty and beautiful (minus the fun straw.) Overall, what a great addition to the Lower Mills neighborhood.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Bowery Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 698-2261.

The Bowery Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for The Bowery Bar

2261 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–1:00 am Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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