Michael J's

Your Favorite Corner Bar

Welcome to Michael J's, Waltham's best dive bar. Michael J's was built in the 1880's and rumor has its the first bar to receive a license after prohibition in the Boston area.

The bar was named after Michael J. Murphy, a Marine from Waltham and brother of the original owner, who died in Vietnam. Today, the bar offers an array of beer, wine, spirits & entertainment.

Walking into Michael J's, you immediately get the sense everyone knows each other. Pretty soon, they will know your name as well. This diamond in the rough gets a regular following for Tuesday's Dart Team Competitions, Friday's Karaoke Nights and Saturday's Acoustic Guitar & Band Entertainment.

Bartender, Bill, invites customers to to come try their luck any day of the week by playing, Keno, Powerball & Mega Bucks. The bonus to Michael J's is their state of the art Touch Tunes and the casual outdoor space for those warmer days & nights.

Waltham Area Bar Upcoming Events
Waltham Area Bar Dart Team Competitions
Waltham Area Bar Karaoke Nights


Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.


Voted Best Dive Bar on Yelp

Dan P.
"Fantastic dive bar. So hard to find a place like this in the Boston area these days."

Alex H.
"I love this place."