Sound Advice is a craft cocktail bar located inside Arclight Cinemas near the Garden (you’ll spend three minutes smelling popcorn as you travel up various escalators to get here), but you don’t need a movie ticket to get in. You’ll find some very good cocktails here and a dark, swanky space in one of the few bars in Boston that’s not on street level. It’s probably too stuffy to be your regular spot, but a good option when you want something a little fancier before a game or show.
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Night Shift Brewing Lovejoy Wharf
Night Shift Lovejoy Wharf is the West End location of the Night Shift Brewery. Unlike the original, it has food, but it’s also not nearly as fun.
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Down The Road Beer Co.
Down The Road in Everett is a great brewery, and not just because it’s one of the few places in Boston where you can eat with your dog.
Thirsty Scholar Pub
Thirsty Scholar is a pub in Inman Square with a large beer menu and average bar food.
Somerville Brewing Company
Somerville Brewing is one of the older breweries in the area, and has built up a nice selection of beers as a result.
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Neptune Oyster is a ridiculously popular oyster bar in the North End. It’s worth it if you can get in.
Mariel is a Cuban restaurant downtown. Don’t let all the selfies distract you from the fact that it’s actually really good.
Regina Pizzeria in the North End is the original and best location of Boston’s most famous pizza.
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