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EatBar

Perfect For: Dining Solo Drinks & A Light Bite First/Early in the Game Dates
PHOTOS: Reema Desai

When we first sat down in front of a wall made of old cassette tapes that included old-school Jimmy Buffet and also Tina Turner, we had a good feeling about EatBar. And we still do.

Barracks Row has a lot going on these days, but EatBar was still a welcome addition to the neighborhood in 2016. The shareable menu and long drinks list make it a good place for happy hour, but it works for a casual dinner or a low-key date too. You can get bar food like a fried mozzarella burger or double pimento cheeseburger, but the lighter stuff like salads and charcuterie is also surprisingly good.

The space is long and narrow, and there are big booths, bar seats, and a few high tops. A jukebox in the back and the cassette tapes give it a pool room feel, but not in the sense that it’s trying too hard. The waiters are friendly, but not overbearing, and you’ll probably be sitting next to a few regulars.

Beware that it gets pretty crowded on the weekends, and also pretty loud. “Proud Mary” has that effect on people.

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