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Ring The Bell – 50% Til Friday

Ring The Bell - 50% til Friday

Tue Dec 31 2013 900PM
45 Union St
1st Floor Only- 1/2 off until 12/25: $27.50
Buy 1st Floor Only- 1/2 off until 12/25 New Years Eve Ticket for Ring The Bell - 50% til Friday

Ring The Bell New Year’s Eve Party at The Bell in Hand Tavern

45-55 Union Street, Boston

Great party option to spend New Year’s Eve at the oldest Tavern in USA.

First Floor only party option: Enjoy a DJ and Dancing, Champagne Toast, Appetizer Buffet from 9 – 10:30pm.  

SPECIAL: 1st Floor Only- 1/2 off until 12/25

Make sure to click the link below to register all guests if you purchase more than one ticket. If all guest names are not registered they will not be allowed in the event! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bellinhandnye

SPECIFICS: 21+, No refunds, exchanges or credits. Doors open at 8pm. Must arrive by 10:30pm to guarantee entrance. Party attire. Must bring valid ID. No hats. Your tickets will be waiting for you at will-call.

The Story of the Bell-in-Hand There arent many historical sites where you can get a great meal and a cold beer. Youre looking at one of them. The Tavern has been around since 1795. A gathering place for printers and politicians, sailors and students, it quickly became the most famous alehouse in the city. What was it about the Bell that made it so popular?

Maybe it was Jimmy Wilson, the first owner. Everybody in Boston knew Jimmy. Not that they had much choice. You see, Jimmy was Bostons town crier for fifty years. Good news or bad, Bostonians heard it all from Jimmy. He reported on everything from the Boston Tea Party to the birth of the nation. When he retired, he decided to open a tavern. He was proud of his former occupation and thats why he called the place the Bell-in-Hand.

Maybe is was the ale. Not one for hard stuff, Jimmy refused to sell the whiskey, rum and gin so popular in other taverns of the day. No, only ale would be served at the Bell, but what an ale! So thick, it was served in two mugs, one for the ale and the second for the froth. Its quite possible that the ale became better known than Jimmy.

Maybe it was the atmosphere. Everyone felt welcome at the Bell-in-Hand. It attracted folks from all walks of life who came for the ale and the lively conversation. Conversation must have easily come to the journalists, lawyers, actors and city leaders who made the Bell-in-Hand their unofficial headquarters. Even Daniel Webster was known to drop in, no doubt for his inspiration for one of his famous speeches! Yes, the Bell has always been the spot for a good time in Boston.

So, was it Jimmy, the ale or the atmosphere? Who knows? Whatever it was, its been working for over 200 years. Its how the Bell-in-Hand became the oldest tavern in America. Today, the tradition continues. Our patrons still come to eat, drink and enjoy each others company. Live music and DJ on the weekends adds to the festivities.

We think Jimmy would approve.




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