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Boston, MA 02122
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Bars & Cafes
Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and start dancing, as this dynamic venue transforms from a classy restaurant to a groovy nightclub! The ambiance at dbar is chic, and the menu has French fine dining inspirations. Try Giannone Chicken Under a Brick or Pancetta Blognaise, which are recommended by the house. They accept private party bookings too. Bar opening times vary; check website for details.
Boasting 12 championship style ping-pong tables, Blazing Paddles is a haven for ping-pong enthusiasts of every calibre. Bar and sports venue rolled in to one, Blazing Paddles offers a welcome alternative to the usual pool tables and pin-ball machines found elsewhere. The bar serves up a variety of cocktails and beer while the kitchen whips up various snacks, sandwiches, pizzas and burgers, perfect fuel for a night of feverish paddling. What's even more amazing is that the bar offers access to the official Fenway Stadium batting cage used by professionals. Laid-back and lively, the bar is a good place to spend a fun night out with friends.
Banshee is a rising star in the Irish-American club community. Euro-style rave music rocks the first floor. The second floor (furnished with overstuffed couches and painted in bright colors) is a bit quieter. Live soccer matches are televised from Ireland and the U.K. on weekends. The menu is what you would expect of an Irish restaurant. Fish and chips, anyone?
Located just outside of Coolidge Corner, this bakery has a giant assortment of baked goods, including some kosher products. The half-moon pastries are scrumptious, light and airy with a sweet frosting that melts in your mouth. The filling chocolate chip cookies have huge chunks of chocolate which stretch as you pull the cookie apart. Sit at the counter and enjoy a great snack with a soda or juice; it is crowded and a little pricey because this bakery is very good at what it does.
This local Irish bar was made famous by the movie Good Will Hunting, which filmed several scenes here. The movie's stars, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, are from nearby Cambridge and spent some nights here as well. Photos from the filming grace the walls. The bar doesn't serve food, just munchies, but the beers are very reasonable. Local residents crowd in here and the bar also draws those interested in the bar's movie history.
Featuring 22 flat screens and a typically American menu, Stats Bar & Grille is a great place to catch the game with a group of friends. Order a grilled Cajun chicken sandwich, blue cheese bacon burger or chicken pesto panini, best washed down with a pint of beer, and cheer your favorite team on!
Tom English's Cottage may not be the typical old-world Irish tavern one may expect, but is a blend of Irish hospitality, food and a modern Boston ambiance. The drinks offered here are delicious, and is sure to please your palate and pocket. You can even carry your own food along, but the fish and chips is a definite must-try. Dart boards, pool tables and Buck Hunter are available to while away your time here. Tom says no to credit cards, so carry ample cash while visiting this watering hole.
Water, water everywhere, and there is plenty to drink at this seaside pub. Located on the old site of the Charlestown Navy Yard, it has unbeatable views of the harbor and the city skyline. This restaurant is particularly popular with singles when the patio opens. The menu contains nearly two dozen soup and appetizer selections. The entree choices includes baked scallops, grilled sirloin tips, lobster ravioli and jumbalaya.
Golden loaves of freshly baked raisin-pecan bread, glowing in this cute little shop, exuding a warm, sweet aroma, are too delicious to resist. The delectable breads can be had as an accompaniment with food or they can simply be savored on their own as the base of a sandwich or with some butter and jam. A heavenly selection of pastries is available, including twice-baked croissants, stuffed with almond paste and dusted ever so gently with sugar. Before dessert, you can even opt for a fully loaded sandwich.
This landmark neighborhood pub has been in operation since 1882, and it has been a local favorite since the doors first opened. With 50 beers on tap and possibly the largest collection of single-malt Scotches in the country, it is easy to see why this a popular drinking spot. But Doyle's is also a family favorite for dinner. The kitchen serves a very affordable selection of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and grilled meats, and there is a children's menu. Brunch is served on weekends and holidays.
Call this place Croke Park, and people will not guess what you are referring to, but ask around for Whitey's and you will immediately be pointed to a green door, tucked inside a red-bricked nondescript building. A popular hangout for the locals, Croke Park/Whitey's is filled with energy. Walk in through the doors, and you will be welcomed into a lively space, filled with warmth. The drinks are cheap and though food is not served, you can bring your own and heat it in the microwave. The pool tables are free; enjoy a few rounds while making new friends at Croke Park/Whitey's.
The Midway Cafe is a total music haven in the heart of Jamaica Plain. It brings the area alive! There's live entertainment with bands performing every single night at the Midway Cafe. And though this music bar does serve some snacks and drinks to satiate people to be able to pump in more music, there are nights when the cafe screens films and matches being aired on television.