This week we've decided to round up some of our favorite watering holes in Boston. In most areas of the city you can stumble out of one "bahh" and into the next. But these are the places we find ourselves frequenting, and where we can always run into a friend or two.
Drink of Choice: Whiskey Smash
Close second & third - Neighboring spots Island Creek Oyster & Hawthorne (same owners). Eastern Standard wins because of its fantastic patio!
528 Commonwealth Ave
Kenmore Square, Boston
Drink of Choice: Sangria
Great views, fun crowd, delicious drinks (and food). The only way that you can go wrong at Legals is if you get there too late and have to wait in line.
270 Northern Ave
Drink of Choice: Bud LIght Lime
Nothing says summer quite like a bucket of Bud Light Limes on the waterfront at The Landing. Get the fishbowl if you're feeling adventurous.
1 Long Wharf,
Long Wharf/Waterfront, Boston
Drink of Choice: Perfectly poured pint of Guinness
This one is off the beaten path, but is a staple of ours in the cooler months. A true Irish pub with a cast of regulars and a scrumptious chicken pot pie. If you're in for a more rowdy Irish experience, The Black Rose in the Fanueil Hall area also pours a good Guinness and has live Irish music daily.
1010 Beacon Street
St. Mary's, Brookline
Drink of Choice: Margaritas
Looking for strong, expertly crafted margs on the waterfront? This is the place to go. Sunset Cantina is another go-to spot for margaritas, when we're on the other side of town.
250 Northern Ave
Drink of Choice: Great beer selection (or a glass of Sauvignon Blanc)
And last but certainly not least, Parish Cafe, where we're members of the Mug Club. A couple of years ago, we were crazy enough to sign up to try 100 different beers within 6 months (you now have to try 125 beers). If you complete the challenge, your "trophy" is your own personal mug that will always be waiting for you at the bar. Guess what Amanda's mug says...
361 Boylston St
Back Bay, Boston
PS - If you see a table of ladies with mugs on a Wednesday night, it's most likely us.