Boston , Massachusetts
Tel: 617 423 0069
Concierge.com's insider take:
An old-fashioned dinner club, the Beehive is always buzzing, whether at its weekend jazz brunch or at night, when patrons crowd three deep around the bar, and there's live music with no cover. The entertainment is diverse—jazz one night, bossa nova the next, even burlesque and belly dancing on occasion—and paired with themed menus. The regular menu is a mishmash of Mediterranean/American/Central European standards, such as seared zaatar-spiced swordfish, Moroccan couscous with chicken and lamb, and mustard-and-herb-crusted roast rack of pork. It's all served up in a 200-year-old space beneath the Boston Center for the Arts (formerly a theater and boiler room) with exposed brick and beams across high ceilings. Many of the servers are local artists whose work is on the walls. Tables fill up after 8 pm, and the line begins to stretch outside. Go early or on a weeknight to snag a spot, or just head for the bar.—updated by Jon Marcus
Open Mondays through Fridays 5 pm to 2 am, Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 am to 2 am.