Best Cocktail Lounges & Bars in East BostonFeb 28, 2020 Blog Neoscape
The Mark’s new luxury condominiums are a short walk from several East Boston cocktail lounges and bars, making a visit to one or a pub crawl to a few an easy option for a night on the town. Cocktails, beer, and fine liquors await in this “spirited” part of town.
Boston’s pub scene goes hand in hand with its culinary traditions, and ReelHouse is no exception. Reelhouse has an inspired menu that’s 100% New England in flavor, but it’s also a wonderful spot to enjoy a few equally inspired cocktails at its beautiful waterfront location. During warmer months, guests can retreat to an outdoor patio for unparalleled Boston Harbor views or just sit at the bar and enjoy the twinkle of the lights on the water while sipping concoctions such as the Reelhouse Painkiller made with The Real McCoy three-year rum, oranges, pineapples, crème de coconut, and ground nutmeg or the creative Chai Old Fashioned of Akal Chai rum, bourbon, oranges, bitters, and Luxardo cherries.
When someone thinks of the quintessential pub, that person is likely thinking of a place like The Quiet Few. Raw brick walls and wainscot, dim lighting, and a well-worn but polished wood bar set the scene for a drink menu that offers exactly what its customers are craving. Foremost is the whiskey menu that presents with 85+ bourbons, ryes, scotches, and assorted whiskeys from around the world, plus flights, whiskey-of-the-day specials, and even some off-menu offerings. But even for those whose palates trend toward clear liquors, cocktails, and beer, The Quiet Few still has a lot to offer. The Late Bloomer of gin, yellow Chartreuse, lemon, and St. Elder or the Space Saver of jalapeno tequila, dry curacao, and lime, plus a respectable menu of local drafts, cherished cans of beer, and familiar bottles of suds cater to whatever a visitor’s mood may be.
Sipping a Grand Marnier or a glass of Laphroaig 12 Year at Cunard Tavern is a particularly delightful experience. Not only does the tavern present a festive feeling, good food, and a comfortable setting, it will quickly carry anyone back to the glory days of the wharf: a moment in Boston’s history when those who toiled in support of the seafaring life were the lifeblood of the city itself. The details embedded in the decor pay homage to theshipbuilders, carpenters, and longshoremen who lived and worked on these shores—and industrial items, shadows of the old harbor, and more all offer something for the mind to snack on while indulging in a menu of perfect pub food and imbibing favorite cocktails.
Ask the longtime bartenders at Eddie C’s, and they’ll tell of a multitude of patrons that have wandered into the establishment, not sure of where they were, only to return again and again, becoming regulars of this East Boston haunt. The location housing Eddie C’s has been a fixture for in-the-know locals since before Prohibition and offers a welcoming respite to an ever-expanding customer base. They come for the reasonable pitchers of beer, maybe a shot, and, of course, the neighborhood feel of the place. It’s an environment that encourages dancing with locals on a Saturday night, having a drink with those coming in early after a long night shift, and hanging out until last call, saying goodnight to a room full of friends before retiring for the evening. Sports and pretzels complete the casual vibe, but it’s the people at Eddie C’s that make every cocktail a special little celebration.
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