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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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3 Date Ideas

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Looking for a date idea that's fun and not totally cliche? Check out a few of these suggestions, thanks to Thrillist:

Cocktails and oysters at the Hotel Commonwealth | Kenmore Square

"Surprise your date with a night in Kenmore Square that doesn’t revolve around an overcrowded Sox bar. Kick your night off at The Hawthorne with a classic cocktail or one of the house creations like the Esperanto (crema de mezcal, La Ciggarrera manzanilla, Carpano Antica, and orange bitters). Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head across Hotel Commonwealth’s lobby into Island Creek Oyster Bar for some of the ocean’s best bivalves (oysters average $3/each). Between the perfectly concocted cocktails and aphrodisiac power of the oysters, you two will be primed to plan your second encounter. If you don’t want the night to end, tack on a visit to the Boston University Observatory, where you can see the beautiful Boston skyline with the telescopes on hand."

Authentic Italian and improv comedy | North End

"When going out for dinner and drinks at an authentic Italian restaurant in the North End, there're Monica's, and dozens of other trattorias worth hitting. Then get ready for a pee-your-pants funny improv show at the Improv Asylum. Protip: put your name on the waitlist at  (since it typically has a two-hour wait!), then watch the comedy show at the Improv Asylum while waiting for the restaurant to call your cell when a table frees up -- and then head over there when the show is over."

Walk the Esplanade to Harvard Square | Back Bay to Harvard Square

"For a date that's easy on your wallet, go for a stroll along the Esplanade and head towards Harvard Square.  There are often different festivals going on in the Esplanade around the holidays, and it also offers one of the best views of fall foliage in Boston. Once you've finished the three-mile walk from Back Bay, reward yourselves with a drink, either downstairs at Russell House Tavern or in the beer garden at ."

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Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights at the MFA

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Dec 13, 2014

hanukkahThe Museum of Fine Arts will be hosting 'Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights' on Wednesday, December 17th. 

"Learn about the MFA's collection of Judaica, sketch in the galleries, make a work of art to bring home, and listen to festive music in the Shapiro Family Courtyard.

Don't miss the Oculus Rift virtual reality art installation in the Druker Family Pavilion windows, a preview of 8 Nights, 8 Windows -- a 2015 project of New Center NOW and CJP bringing the miracle, illumination, and innovation of Hanukkah to Boston."

The event is free and scheduled from 6:00pm-9:45pm. The MFA is located near Kenmore Square and accessible by public transportation. 

Please click here for more information on 'Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights'.

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Ghostbusters at Fenway Park

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Oct 26, 2014

ghostbustersOn Thursday, October 30th, join Dr. Peter Venkman and the crew for thrills, laughs and some trick or treating at Fenway Park!

"Don't miss this great evening of family fun featuring the 30th anniversary screening of Ghostbusters. The recently digitally remastered version of the movie will be featured on the main video board located in centerfield." 

There will also be a free trick-or-treating community event around the warning track from 3pm-6pm. The movie will start at 7:15pm. 

Please click here for more information. 
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9th Annual Boston Beer Marathon

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Jul 15, 2014

boston beer marathonGrab your viking hat and get ready for the 9th Annual Boston Beer Marathon!

The event will be held on Saturday, July 26th in the Kenmore Square & Allston/Brighton area. Over 20 bars will be participating this year, including Game On!, Jillians & White Horse. 

"Some people run 26 miles, others drink at 26 bars. For those of us who hate to run but still want to say we did a marathon I give you: The Beer Marathon. Travel the city while wearing a complementary Viking helmet to let everyone know you are a true warrior.

Many of the bars will have specials on food and drink for those involved in the marathon, meaning you won't need to save up too much to have a good time."

Please click here for more ticket & general information. 

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Bring the Family to Futures at Fenway!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, May 23, 2013

Kidz Bop Kids"Futures at Fenway" will be returning to Boston Saturday, July 27th. Tickets go on sale at 12 on Wednesday, May 22nd and can be purchased on redsox.com

"Futures at Fenway" features two minor-league affiliates of the Boston Red Sox playing a pair of regular-season games against teams from their own leagues. This year, the Portland Sea Dogs will be playing the Harrisburg Senators

This is a family, and dog friendly event, with tickets starting at just $5.  This years even't will feature a pre-game dog parade and a post-game performance by  "The KIDZ BOP Kids." There will be rest area, water bowls and a photo station for dogs and their owners. 

Get your tickets now! This event will sell out quickly!

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