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LSUfan4444
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Mid Feb the wife and I are going to go to Boston for a long weekend (Sat - Wed).

Gonna be cold as all hell but figured we were looking for a city we both had never been to, had alot outside that we could walk to see and had a good social atmosphere. Maybe we will be snowed in our hotel all week but maybe we can walk around and freeze our asses off, know knows but for $165 RT each, we figured it was worth the shot.

Anyway, we are staying right by Fenway and looking for any casual food (lunch) recs, casual bar (afternoon recs), cocktail lounges (think after dinner, maybe dressed up) and nice dinner suggestions.

I know alot won't be open due to covid and we have a few on our radar already but looking to see if there are any diamonds in the rough not popping up on TripAdvisor or Yelp...Thanks guys

Bars we are looking at:

Cheers
Bell in Hand

Lounges we are looking at:
Roxeanne's
The Hawthorne

Restaurants:
Yard House



This post was edited on 1/8 at 9:11 am


TigerAlumni2010
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re: Boston
Definitive Boston Thread

You may want to start here.


nicholastiger
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re: Boston
You can skip Cheers
North End must for restaurants


HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: Boston
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Definitive Boston Thread
You may want to start here


You DEFINITELY should start there. That thread is incredible.



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AbitaFan08
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re: Boston
I saw the bat signal. I’m here.

Right off the top, a couple thoughts:

1. Thanks to those propping up the Definitive Boston Thread, but especially in light of COVID it's incredibly overdue for an update.

2. nicholastiger is right. You really can skip the Cheers bar, it's nothing but a tourist trap. Unless you're a big fan of the show, it's really nothing to waste time on.

3. Skip YardHouse. It's a chain and nothing more than your standard sports bar.

4. Nothing against Roxannes or The Hawthorne, but if you're looking for a lounge atmosphere to have great cocktails and relax, you're just not going to beat Yvonne's. Great place to have dinner too.


I'm happy to answer any questions you have about the city, where to go/eat, what the COVID-19 restrictions are (it's a large part of my job so I can be useful here), etc.

Probably going to be cold as hell, but hopefully it'll snow while you're here because it's a beautiful city in the snow.
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Saskwatch
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re: Boston
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North End must for restaurants


Agreed. My favorite meal we ate up there.

Seaport is a good area to grab drinks/lunch and bop around for a couple afters if you aren't trying to knock out historical sites


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LSUfan4444
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re: Boston
Thanks...let me dive into the other thread, make some adjustments and and gather some questions.


jkylejohnson
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Couple of my favorite things to do while I was there was walking the freedom trail with the little 3$ audio app, ice skating at frog pond, running around Harvard, mit, Charles River.

Its a little pricey (like most everything in boston) but we had an awesome lobster roll and bowl of chowder at Saltie Girl

Abitafan will steer you right. He did for us. Its a wonderful city and I plan on going back once covid dies down.





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re: Boston
If you make it over to Harvard grab a burger at Flat Patties
Also, they have a Mike's Pastry by Harvard - not as crowed as the one on the north end.


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Trump4LSU
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re: Boston
Cheers is definitely worth it. Go to both of the locations. Both are different


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Suntiger
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re: Boston
Abita,

The Mrs and I have been trying to find and go to speakeasies when we visit places. Any good speakeasies in hidden rooms type places in Boston?


LSUfan4444
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re: Boston
Only one location is open now (Beacon St) and we only plan to stop in because we plan to be in that area but definitely won’t make a special trip of things change


AbitaFan08
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Yes absolutely. Back Door in Somerville and Yvonnes would be my recommendations. I highly recommend you check on their reservation policies due to COVID

If you’re looking for a true dive bar with excellent beer, Bukowski’s fits the bill to a T
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AbitaFan08
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re: Boston
I’m not admonishing anyone who wants to go to Cheers. It’s entirely your trip and you should do what you enjoy! I just want to warn that it’s really just a bar with random show paraphernalia and not much beyond that.


7AND7
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re: Boston
Legal Seafoods- Northeast/Mid Atlantic Chain but pretty good
Tresca- Good Italian near downtown
Mas Bakery- Greek I believe it’s pretty cool
Faneuil Hall Marketplace- Tons of options here
You gota get a lobster roll but order it served hot.


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LSUfan4444
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re: Boston
It looks like for a 4 night trip the CharlieTicket weekly pass ($22.50) would be my best bet for transportation in the city?


nicholastiger
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The legal seafood down by the aquarium closed


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AbitaFan08
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re: Boston
Yes, using the T is your best bet, so getting an unlimited pass for the time you're there would be most cost effective. Otherwise it's $2.95 per ride (so $5.90 RT) per person.

Just a warning that you'll have to wear a mask at all times.


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LSUfan4444
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re: Boston
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Nothing against Roxannes or The Hawthorne, but if you're looking for a lounge atmosphere to have great cocktails and relax, you're just not going to beat Yvonne's. Great place to have dinner too.
Whats the attire at Yvonne's and similar places?

At night I was planning on nice jeans, collared shirt, sweater then blue navy peacoat with brown Timberlands.

Will that work at most lounges there?

Something like this with jeans, a shaved head and a beard?

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LSUfan4444
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re: Boston


Yeah, the definitive thread needs some updating (j/k)

we're staying near Fenway and the only place listed in that thread thats open right now for dining is BlackBird Doughnuts


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