28 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Boston.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Saltie Girl is a small, excellent seafood restaurant in Back Bay with a fun bar.
Tres Gatos is a restaurant and bar in Jamaica Plain that also sells books and records.
B&G Oysters is a great seafood restaurant in the South End with a nice patio.
Little Donkey is a small plates restaurant in Central Square that’s great for drinks and few bites.
Whaling In Oklahoma is a cool Japanese small plates place in the South End.
The Lower Depths is a cheap and comfortable underground bar in Kenmore Square that has tacos and tater tots.
Darwin’s is a big coffeeshop in Kendall Square that also serves beer, wine, and coffee cocktails.
The Ghost Walks is a cool bar in the Theater District with a small menu and a champagne vending machine.
Lion’s Tail is an Italian-ish retaurant in the South End with a very happening bar.
Estragon is a fun tapas spot in the South End that has a great Happy Hour menu.
ArtScience is a Kendall Square restaurant that serves forgettable food and fantastic cocktails.
Cuchi Cuchi is an eclectic small plates place in Central Square with great cocktails.