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Best Rooftops in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Jul 13, 2015

A rooftop bar is the best place to be in the summertime. Check out one of these spots, compiled by The Boston Calendar:


1) Revere Hotel Roofdeck 


FREE for general public daily, 5pm-10pm. $20 Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm. $30 on weekends, 11am-5pm. South End. 

2) Sam’s 


Spectacular views of the Harbor, great food and Bloodies (for Sunday hangovers). Seaport District. 

3) Colonnade Hotel Rooftop Pool 


FREE for general public Monday-Friday, 5pm-10pm. $40 Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm. $20 on weekends, 5pm-10pm. Back Bay. 

4) Daedalus 

Via Yelp.com: "I love this place for their roof deck. The Boston area sadly has a shortage of roof decks and so I am giving them four stars just for the outdoor space." Harvard Sq. 

5) Baseball Tavern 


Overlooking Fenway Park, this is one of the best summer spots to drink in Boston. Fenway. 

6) The Sinclair 


Via Yelp.com: "The Sinclair and I have a complicated relationship. On the plus side their roof deck is awesome. I mean it is just really pretty great." Harvard Sq. 


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5 Cheap Date Ideas

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Wining and dining can get pricey. Check out these 5 cheap date ideas, thanks to Thrillist,  that are sure to  impress without busting your budget:

1. Soak up some culture at a free museum night

"Each of Boston’s many museums offers free or reduced admission at least one night a week. Plan accordingly and you’ll have cash left for drinks and dinner afterward. Try the MFA on a Wednesday from 4-9:45pm or the ICA on a Thursday between 5-9pm. If you’d prefer a more playful experience and a) aren't bothered by parents giving you the evil eye; or b) worried that you might be sending the wrong signal about moving too fast, the Boston Children’s Museum is only $1 on Fridays from 5-9pm. "

2. Take advantage of Free Fun Fridays

"The Highland Street Foundation is offering free access to over 70 museums and other cultural venues each Friday for 10 weeks this summer. There is no excuse not to visit SOMETHING."

3. Attend a wine tasting

"Get your grape on for ZERO dollars at one of the Hub’s many free tasting nights. Ball Square Fine Wines, Coolidge Corner Wine and Spirits, and Central Bottle host some of the most popular ones."

4. Walk the Boston Harbor

"The Boston Harborwalk offers a free, downloadable audio tour that will take you along the water and scenic areas downtown. Follow along with your date, or smartly do it a few days in advance and impress her with your extensive knowledge of the Hub's seafaring history. There are also a handful of pay-what-you-like walking tours available from Free Tours by Foot that cover various neighborhoods around town."

5. Take a night dip at the Colonnade rooftop pool

"The Colonnade is home to the city’s only outdoor rooftop pool, which sits 12 stories over Back Bay and costs $20 or less every day after 5pm. It’s one of the only places you can swim while gazing at the Boston skyline, and you won’t break the bank if you go at night."


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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 ."

Check out the full article here

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