If you are looking for quality music in an intimate atmosphere, this Cambridge spot fits the bill. Live music is on tap nightly, as are a variety of microbrews and a full bar. Local bands are a mainstay here, but national stars have stopped by to give performances as well.
This venerable club, founded in 1947, was the first African-American-owned nightclub in New England. Wally's Cafe is a proving ground for young jazz musicians, and audience members (or famous visitors) often step up and jam. Much of the narrow space is filled with the bar, and it is standing-room-only on weekend nights. The crowd is a mix of musicians, locals and bohemians of all ages. Live music is played every night and there is a jazz brunch on Sunday afternoons.
In Boston, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks has become a standard favorite for avid diners. Their immaculate decor - the tasteful art adorning the walls, the mosaic tiles at your feet, and their friendly staff make this restaurant a crowd-puller. Offering one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the city, the restaurant is equally known for its impressive drink list.
Drink pulls off that intimate feeling, not only with its decor and atmosphere, but also with its attentive and competent bartending staff. The mixologists are good at using fresh ingredients to create delicious and unexpected drinks on the spot. This gem of a bar also serves tasty bar bites. So feast on some pub fares that will deliciously accompany your specialty cocktail.
Located in the heart of Boston's South End, Toro is a lively Barcelona-style tapas bar. Owned by acclaimed chef, Ken Oringer, Toro has become one of Boston's must-visit restaurants. Perfect for sharing, the traditional tapas served here are small portioned dishes that allow patrons to order and try various cuisine. Toro's vast menu features a variety of tapas including empanadas, sliders, charcuterie and more. Not to be outdone by their cuisine, the signature drink menu at Toro offers wine on tap, cocktails, champagne and bottled beer. Their brunch is one of the best in the city, offering pitchers of sangria, mimosas and bloody mary's. Be prepared to wait or arrive early, this popular establishment doesn't accept reservations.
Mainly a venue for rock 'n' roll acts, Paradise Rock Club draws a partying crowd in their late 20s and early 30s. If you do not want to dance, comfortable couches upstairs allow pleasant observation of all the goings-on downstairs. One of the best places in Boston to see live music, the club hosts pop, alternative and better-known local acts almost nightly. Prominent acts who have made appearances include Bare Naked Ladies, Flaming Lips, the Wallflowers, Goo Goo Dolls, and Jack Johnson.
The 4's Sports Pub is located in the city of Framingham. It is a classy sports bar that offers a fine combination of food, drinks and games! Visit this place to enjoy a cold beer with some snacks while you watch your favorite team play on any one of the six televisions.
A Pot filled with rich creamy fondue is what awaits fondue lovers at The Melting Pot. A four course fondue meal will fill you up with this heavenly mix. Begin with a cheese fondue, then a salad, follow it up with tantalizing entrees of steaks, pork, seafood and chicken. End your meal on a sweet note with a chocolate fondue. What can be better than a wine to complement the steaks and dip. Choose form their extensive collection of champagnes, white and red wines sourced from all around the globe. They offer a gluten free menu, so that those with dietary restrictions can partake of their delectable fare.
A restaurant covered in hues of blue, a reminder of the seaside, welcomes you to Legal Sea Foods' Farmingham outlet. They offer tantalizing fares of clams, scallops, shrimp and lobster. You can relish on fresh catch from the sea at the oyster bar. Children can gorge on fares from the special menu created for them. They offer a gluten free menu to accommodate those with dietary restrictions, so that every one can partake of their delectable meals. Purchase live lobsters from here to create your own seafood fare at home.
Framingham Beer Works is a trendy bar located in the city of Framingham. This place offers a great fusion of good drinks and a creative menu featuring dishes like cheeseburgers sliders, tasso seared scallops, specialty sandwiches and fresh salads. Try their amazingly crafted draft beers and enjoy your time here with family or friends.
The John Harvard’s Framingham is a local brew pub located in the city of Framingham. It is known for its wonderfully crafted beers like the Nut Brown Ale, Strawberry Wheat and the signature John Harvard’s Pale Ale. Each beer is uniquely brewed following the traditional methods of brewing with equal significance given to all the ingredients used.
The MET Bar & Grill in Natick serves generous portions of American meat classics at this contemporary steakhouse. With plush interiors decorated with alligator bar-stools, dark wood and copper elements and stately upholstery, the eatery spells elegance and New England sophistication, both in its demeanor and culinary aspects. The lunch and dinner menus are replete with classic preparations such as the Clam Chowder, French Onion Soup, Grilled Pork Chop and the Rigatoni Bolognese, while a Burger Bar is on standby for the quintessential American treat, made your preferred way.