The Gallows

The Gallows Boston cocktails
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MONDAY - WEDNESDAY: 5 P.M. - 12 A.M. | THURSDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 1 A.M. | SUNDAY: 5 P.M. - 11 P.M.
617.425.0500 | WEBSITE

This South End darling has a dark name—referring to the neighborhood’s history as hanging grounds—and it lives up to it. In a good way. Inside, the Gallows is all moody, reclaimed barn wood, bloody cheeseburgers and morbidly named drinks. The Jane Toppan (citrus-infused vodka, Lillet, orange flower water) recalls the 19th-century Massachusetts nurse who poisoned over 30 people. But there are also cleverly titled things like the Bangkok Block (bourbon, thai-spiced sugar syrup, vermouth) and several Bloody Mary (back to morbid) iterations on Sundays.


Known For
  • full menu
  • craft cocktails
  • craft beer
What to drink
Cocktails with house-infused liquors, which include crabapple gin, caraway rum and ginger bourbon. Bloody Marys on Sundays.
South End
The food here is the best kind of stomach liner, with the burgers and poutine ranking high on the bar food scale. The Gallows is open for lunch in case you want to get started early.