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5 Beer Bars You Need to Visit

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

 

5200218267_2215c03778_o_1.jpgCheck out one of these bars in Boston for some of the rarest and best beers around:

1. The Tip Tap Room | Beacon Hill

"Brian Poe’s exotic chop house is best known for its kangaroo steaks and rattlesnake dishes. But with 46 craft taps and 50 different bottles to choose from, it’s also one of the top beer bars in town. The classic dark wood interior and thoughtful cocktails make it perfect for anything from brunch with grandma to a pretty serious date."

2. The Lower Depths | Kenmore Square

"Just a stone’s throw from Fenway, this underground (cash only!) temple of beer geekery keeps track of everything you drink so you never have to break out the beer journal. Why do the bartenders keep track? Because, if you manage to make it through the 30 taps and over 150 bottles, you get your own congratulatory mug. Gimmicky? Maybe. But with nine Flemish sours on the menu, the beer list certainly isn’t.  "

3. Stoddard's | Downtown 

"One thing Downtown needs is more decent watering holes, and Stoddard’s certainly delivers.  Walking in the door feels like stepping on to the set of a film noir, complete with a dark wood bar, stainless steel taps, and vintage furniture. The selection includes 25 rotating casks and drafts and over 90 craft bottles both domestic and international. It has a perfect pub atmosphere, and the kegs to back it up." 

4. Lord Hobo | Cambridge

"Lord Hobo is a beer bar through and through, with over 30 unique bottles and an enviable draft list that includes everything from the Lord Hobo brewery in Woburn, plus a wide array of microbrews from across the US. Rotation is so frequent that extremely rare beers crop up on tap every now and then, and the staff is very good about steering customers towards the ones they’ll love (the menu includes full descriptions of each beer, too). This place has a great neighborhood vibe, and the fact that the pub food is reliably un-boring also makes it a must try. Go for the Hobo Chili, which is made with steak, pork, confit, and veal."

5. Russell House Tavern | Harvard Square

"Russell House is a great all-purpose restaurant with a solid beer program. Each of the 13 taps represents a local craft brewery, and most are rotating, with two dedicated to interesting nitro and cask selections. The fresh-obsessed will be happy to know that a brand new cask is tapped every Thursday at 5pm in time for the weekend. In addition to an extensive bottle list, the restaurant also serves growlers of hard-to-find beer. Be sure to stick around until 11pm when oysters are $1 each."

 

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Hub on the Run - Boston Run Tours

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Thu, Apr 14, 2016

See Boston while working out. Hub on the Run is a fun running tour of our city that will take place every Saturday at 10:30am.

The run tour will be loosely structured - it's designed to give you a chance to get a fun run and see some sights. Arrive at the RunBase by 10:30 this Saturday ready to run and have fun! Lockers and showers are available at RunBase free of charge. Click here for more information. 

 

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10 Spring  Festivals in Boston

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Public_Garden_Boston.jpg"You spent most of the winter cooped up with your best friends Net and Flix. Now get out there and party with the people. Here’s 60 festivals happening around Boston to fill up your Spring 2016 calendar."

April 12: Chocolate Madness 2016

April 14-17: Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts at Brandeis

April 14-18: Boston International Film Festival

April 15-24: Cambridge Science Festival

April 15-16: Boston Beer Summit

April 16: #WhatIMake at Aeronaut Brewing Co.

April 16: The Crafter’s Carnival at MassArt

April 22 to May 1: Boston Jazz Week

April 23: Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival

May 8: Duckling Day on the Common

 

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April Home Buyer Event

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Boston Home BuyerPresented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Get a $250 Closing Credit just for attending!

That's right! We are offering a $250 closing credit to those who attend the class and purchase their home through Charlesgate Realty. That is free money for starting the process with us!

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

  • Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
    • Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
    • Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

    • What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
    • Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
    • Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
    • Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have special catered treats by BG Events & Catering!  How can you pass that up! 

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Red Sox Home Opener

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Mon, Apr 11, 2016

red_sox.pngThe Red Sox open their 2016 home slate today, Monday, when the Baltimore Orioles visit Fenway Park! 

Get last minute tickets here

TV: NESN

Radio: WEEI 93.7, WCCM 1110 AM

 

The Whitwell CTA

 

 

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March Home Buyer Event

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Boston Home BuyerPresented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Get a $250 Closing Credit just for attending!

That's right! We are offering a $250 closing credit to those who attend the class and purchase their home through Charlesgate Realty. That is free money for starting the process with us!

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

  • Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
    • Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
    • Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

    • What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
    • Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
    • Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
    • Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have special catered treats by BG Events & Catering!  How can you pass that up! 

Click the banner below to sign up!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Thu, Mar 17, 2016

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5 Irish Pubs for St. Paddy's Day

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Boston recently got named the best city in the country to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate at one of these Irish pubs:

1. The Burren (address and info)

Davis Square

Also known as where to get your annual dose of Irish seisiúns, The Burren is Irish music central, either for an informal afternoon jam or more formally staged root rock. Stop by on Thursday for live Irish music all day in the Front Room, with four special dinner shows happening in back throughout the afternoon and evening. And of course, corned beef and cabbage abound. (Oh, and don't worry, the place is large enough that you can forgive the outsized Tufts' student body representation.) 

2. Matt Murphy's (address and info)

Coolidge Corner
Perfectly poured Guinness? Check. Shepherd’s pie and fish & chips? Check. A cocktail list that favors Irish whiskey as the spirit of choice? Check and check! Add one more check for the holiday: the traditional corned beef dinner. 

 

3. J.J. Foley's (address and info)

South End
This place is a century-old lion that feeds and waters every ilk of Bostonian, then keeps them lingering with a backroom dartboard and a late-night weekend bar menu. That means there’s no need to crank the proceedings up to 11 on March 17th. Instead, enjoy some extra Irish tunes, and kitchen specials like the corned beef sandwich and an Irish boiling bacon, both available starting at 11am.

 

4. The Plough and Stars (address and info)

Porter Square
Any watering hole that’s held on since 1969 has our loyalty. Add in the friendly vibe, cordial bartenders, fascinating regulars, and the better-than-average draught menu, and you might as well stay put for the entire evening. It's not certain just what this place is doing for St. Patrick's Day, but we can't imagine it not being a great place to be.

 

5. Phoenix Landing (address and info)

Central Square
“The alternative Irish pub” gives you the Guinness-fueled dance party you can’t get at any other pub in town. Kick off the day with the Liverpool game in the morning, followed by live music in the afternoon, and DJed tunes at night.

 

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5 Things to do this St. Patrick's Day

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Here are a few ideas from Boston.com for St. Patrick's Day 2016 in Boston:

1. St. Paddy’s Day Comedy Show

Limelight Studios near the Theater District hosts an evening of St. Patrick’s Day comedy featuring headliner Will Noonan who has appeared at The Oddball Comedy Festival, on NPR’s This American Life, and much more. (Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Limelight Stage and Studios; $5; 18+)

 

2. St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration at Assembly Row

Starting on St. Patrick’s Day, the family-friendly shopping experience at Assembly Row in Somerville will turn into one big raffle experience—patrons will each have five different ways to earn tickets. Erin’s Guild will also perform an Irish music set at American Fresh Brewhouse on Friday. (Thursday, March 17 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, March 20 at 11 p.m.; Assembly Row; free; all ages)

 

3. Green Briar St. Patrick’s Day Party

Charles River Rugby is hosting its fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day party, complete with live music, cheap beers, a photo booth, and much more. Suggested donations will help benefit the local men’s and women’s rugby teams. (Saturday, March 19 at 12 p.m.; The Green Briar; $10 suggested donation; 21+)

 

4. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a chance to honor our veterans, wear some green, and show your Irish pride. The march will feature floats from various community groups and plenty of bagpipes. (Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m.; South Boston; free, donations accepted here; all ages)

 

5. Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill

Emmet Cahill was once one of the many voices behind famed touring act Celtic Thunder. Now, in time for Ireland’s biggest holiday, the tenor is coming to Irish Social Club in West Roxbury to hit a few notes. (Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.; Irish Social Club of Boston; $30; all ages)

 

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3 BBQ Places to Try This Weekend

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Spring has sprung which means it's BBQ season! Check out one of these places in Boston for some seriously good Southern-style BBQ.

1. Sweet Cheeks - "Top Chef Season 1 finalist Tiffani Faison goes back to her roots with a roadhouse-style barbecue joint alongside her Rocca pal Daniel Raia as Chef de Cuisine. Drinks come in mason jars, sides sit happily in tin cups, and everything is piled generously high on metal trays. Go for a "Tray" with a variety of responsibly sourced moo/oink/cluck options, one hot side (collard greens, mac and cheese), one cold side (coleslaw, potato salad), plus pickles and onions (white bread available on request). And you definitely need a bucket of buttery biscuits, thus increasing the size of your sweet cheeks."

 

2. Redbones BBQ - "Redbones has been keeping it down-home real on red checkered tablecloths since 1987, and they have you completely covered (in sauce) with morsels from every American BBQ stronghold. For sheer excess, strap on the Barbecue Belt with Texas ribs, St. Louis ribs, baby back ribs, AND sliced, smoked beef brisket… with beans and slaw. Their apps (fried pickles and jalapeños, BBQ hash, Catfingers, fried oysters, fried okra) are all comfort-food crazy, so it helps to bring friends to aid you in your attack. Bonus: they have 28 draft brews to back up all that meat."

 

3. Larry J's BBQ Cafe - "Larry Jimerson (manager and pitmaster) elevates his "Art of the Q" with apple and hickory woods, a proprietary blend of herbs and spices, and a 12-hour smoking process. Just for you. And maybe the other guests. Start off with Fire Balls (a medley of pepper-flavored meatballs) or Hawg Wings (tender pork shanks), then roll up your shirtsleeves on a full rack of cut ribs, pulled pork (North Carolina or Texas sauce), or a smoked turkey leg (all served with two fixin's). Unique selections include Texas Caviar (a black-eyed pea salad), cowboy beans, and candied yams."

 

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