Essence of Fun: Muse Paintbar


At this point, you’ve probably heard of “paint night” and maybe you’ve been to one. Most have the same sort of general thing where they’re at a restaurant or a bar and you drink and paint and it’s fun and relaxing, right?

Not many places standalone. And the ones that do are usually BYOB. So once you’ve housed that bottle of wine…and now you’re drunk, without food and only the water you have was used to wash your paintbrushes, amiright?

Enter: Muse Paintbar.

Muse graciously invited a few of us bloggers to their new Somerville location in Assembly Row that just opened in January to enjoy a paint night like no other!


While the Somerville location is the only Muse I’ve been to, once you walk in, you feel like you’re at a really cool party. Muse boasts an in-house bar, a kitchen with light bites, super tunes (we heard Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore and Britney Spears in our two-hour paint-sesh) and two paint rooms, so two parties can enjoy the space at once. 

There are 14 locations across New England and New York to enjoy. The paint bars offer different nights so you can choose when you’d like to go and what you want to paint by looking at their online calendar. There are special partner events, group sessions and couples nights too and you’re welcome to bring in your own catering options if you host a private event. Neat, right? On top of it, Muse has special events such as “paint your pet” and nights where you can vote what you want to paint on Facebook. There are opportunities for kids parties, complementary paint events, team building events and more.


What we painted on the left, and mine in progress on the right!


The Muse menu.



On top of that, the instruction we received was far superior to any other paint night I’ve been to before. Our instructor, Brian, was super specific, told us how to mix our colors, which brushes to use and walked around to help us when we needed it–so even the non-artist can do this–and it isn’t paint-by-numbers. 

In short, Muse Paintbar is somewhere I want to hang out again…soon. I’d love to host girlfriends for a paint night and it would be such a fun date to go on with a new beau or an old one. The best part is that you can sign up online and what you’ll paint is featured right on the calendar, so you can choose!

Here I am with the final product! Not too shabby...

Here I am with the final product! Not too shabby…

Have you been to Muse? What did you think?



Disclaimer: I was provided an opportunity to attend a paint night for free at Muse Paintbar Assembly Row for a press event. I was not compensated to write about Muse and chose to provide a positive review simply because I enjoyed the experience. 

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