Housed in the Boston Center for the Arts, The Beehive restaurant and bar is almost like an opera house in itself with live jazz, cabaret and a lot more action. There are fine satin drapes and exquisite artifacts adorning the eatery. A popular hangout among the night birds; the bar and lounge scene here is also upbeat and lively. The food is a regular mix of the grilled and Mediterranean variety, with lamb ribs ruling the roost. Sausages, pasta and risottos also sit happily together on the menu. The wine sure flows freely on all days and everything about the place has an arty feel to it.
Dating back to 1780, the Warren Tavern located near the Freedom Trail, has plenty history of its own. It was opened by Captain Eliphelet Newell, who it is said, took part in the Boston Tea Party. Famous visitors included Paul Revere and George Washington. Today, it has lace-curtain windows and low, wood-beamed ceilings that create an intimate feel. Try the Tavern Special - chicken breast and shrimp sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli florets, prosciutto ham and provolone cheese in a garlic white wine sauce.
Established in 1795, The Bell in Hand Tavern has the distinction of being the oldest continuously-operating tavern in America. This bi-level restaurant and bar features nightly live music and karaoke Tuesdays for added entertainment. The uniquely designed rooms have a character of its own and are used for private as well as corporate functions. The pub has a impressive list of draft as well as bottle beers apart from cocktail specials. Nosh on the tasty American fare along with your choice drink while listening to some music. Surely you will enjoy this historic place that has been entertaining the locals for centuries now.
Since 1929, Caffe Vittoria has been serving espresso and gelati to the Italian community of the North End. On weekends, a lively post-dinner crowd keeps the place humming until late at night. Chrome dominates the four levels with three bars, numerous parlor tables and shiny bakery cases. The enticements include traditional tiramisu, connoli, biscotti and more. Lounge at the bar that serves a fine cappuccino with Sambuca! Credit cards are not accepted.
This coffeehouse's dining area is set apart from the front counter, so those who want to sit and enjoy their coffee can do so with a little less noise from the grinder. Just before you enter their dining area, you will notice all the necessary condiments you need, in order to make your meal more enjoyable. For Starbucks lovers, their cappuccino smoothie tastes just like a Frapuccino. If you're in need of something more substantial, their wraps, salads, sandwiches and baked goods will hit the spot.
Located next to the Boston Common, this cozy coffeehouse serves some of the best coffee in the world, literally - Thinking Cup serves Stumptown Coffee which was voted the "Best Coffee in the World" by New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine and more. The decor has a Parisian atmosphere and is perfect for relaxing with a latte. Make sure you try their cupcakes!
This 2.5-hour mystery dinner has been entertaining visitors for over a decade. A murder mystery is presented in four acts, between which you enjoy four courses served by the actors. Digest the clues while you dine on your choice of entrees, and you can compete with other guests for the "Super Sleuth" prize offered at the end of the show. Call to reserve seats for a private party or for parties of ten or more.
Union Oyster House near Faneuil Hall was established in 1826 and is the oldest continually operating restaurant in the United States. Usually crowded, the restaurant is frequented by locals and tourists. The late President John F. Kennedy's favorite booth is identified by a plaque, and Daniel Webster was a fan of the oysters. While the menu includes chicken, steak and pork, seafood is its forte. The raw bar serves a variety of shellfish. Try the lobster, which is served boiled or broiled. The restaurant has a full service bar.
The Point is a bi-level sports bar and restaurant in the North End. Their warm and inviting ambiance complete with soft lights and, brick and wood walls is pleasing to the eye. Catch a game on their television or listen to live music. Dig into their freshly prepared any time of the day or late night. Take a sip of a cold beer and unwind with your friends at this affable spot.
In the greenbelt oasis of Boston's Post Office Square, Sip Cafe's sunny seating area and green interior blend seamlessly into the surroundings. The coffee at Sip is phenomenal in terms of taste and origin. Only one vendor, George Howell, supplies Sip's entire selection of their single origin house coffee. Be wary though, Sip specifically uses a light roast that packs more caffeine into a cup than less zealous coffee fanatics are used to. With a whole range of sandwiches, soups, and other snacks made from local produce, Sip Cafe is the perfect place to get a real feel for Boston life.
Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale is one of the neighborhood favorite bars and lounges situated in an old historic building that survived the fire in 1872. The decor of the place is rustic with some garments on display, depicting the former corset store located here. This traditional American gastropub has over 75 beer selections, along with other spirits and mixes on offer. Chef Mark Cina has put together a though-out menu which features classics like beef tatare, chicken wings and more. Call ahead to check for more information.