Where to Drink: Boston


Where You Should Be Drinking in Boston: Ward 8 Everything we know about Boston’s West End, we owe to Dennis Lehane. Apparently, in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, the West End was the second stop on an immigrants’ path to assimilation in Boston. First stop was the North End. The Irish, and then the Italians, and then Jews and Eastern Europeans landed there. With time and money, they moved their way west of...

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Baldwin & Sons Trading Co., Vol. 2 By now we’ve probably made our admiration of Baldwin & Sons Trading Company pretty clear (here, here, here, and here). While it certainly has competition (Drink and Waypoint, for instance), we think that this quirky Chinese restaurant in the unassuming Boston suburb of Woburn creates the best cocktail experience within 20 miles of Fenway Park. Our only complaint is that we’d run...

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Where You Should Be Drinking in Cambridge: UpperWest As we mentioned yesterday, we recently took a swing through our old home of Cambridge on the way to a vacation on Cape Cod. Along the way we thought we’d use our trip as a way to scope out some of the bars that have opened since we left town. Waypoint was a big hit. The few things we knew about our other selection left us wondering if it would be. One big argument in its favor...

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Where You Should Be Drinking: Waypoint in Cambridge On our way to Cape Cod, we made a prolonged stop in Cambridge to visit friends and to volunteer at Soccer Nights, a one of a kind summer evening soccer clinic for low-income, immigrant youth. One of us founded Soccer Nights, and the other volunteered for most of the 10 years of its existence; and it was always one of our favorite weeks of the year. Since we were practically passing...

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Where You Should Be Drinking: Juliet We mentioned yesterday that we recently celebrated a birthday dinner at Red Hen. Well, that was just birthday dinner one of two. Our birthdays are less than a week apart; so we could, if we wanted, just do one combined birthday dinner. But we don’t want to. We’re separate people, gosh darn it, and we won’t let the proximity of our birthdays get in the way of each us getting our...

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Where You Should Be Drinking: Boston’s Porto We’ve told you probably endlessly how we lived in Boston for many years. We’ve been in the District for long enough that we should probably stop mentioning Boston, right? Well it still holds such a fond place in our hearts, and the Ah-mazing Super Bowl from last week only got us on a Boston-is-the-best kick all over again. One of the hardest things about moving away from a...

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