Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Don, Oct 2, 2013.
Nerax is not as good as EBF in my opinion.
CBC was a lot of fun and arguably better than EBF, especially if you like sours.
Lol NERAX is a McPoyle family reunion with warm, flat beer and a cloud of farts.
I'm flying into Boston on Sunday afternoon, flying out Monday evening.
Is there something (just 1 suggestion for Sunday dinner) near the Harvard Square area that would have something local and great? Sorry, no time to do research -- I'll happily go to Yelp if this is a frequently-asked question.
It's been a few years since I've been to Harvard Square, but I remember Russell House Tavern was a great spot to eat, drinks were great as well. Not sure if it's what you have in mind and I'm sure you can get better recommendations from people still in the area.
Russel House, Beat Brasserie, Sinclair, Alden and Harlow, Waypoint are all right there in Harvard Square. A&H is my favorite, Waypoint is from the same owner but I haven't been.
IMHO Alden & Harlow is the best restaurant in Harvard Sq. Their tap list can sometimes be underwhelming, but they have a good wine program and the food is top-notch. Plenty of places nearby to have a drink, my favorite of which is Park Restaurant. Or, you're not far from Lord Hobo or even Cambridge Brewing Company.
Alden & Harlow is my favorite harvard sq restaurant too. Waypoint is great as well; same chef and bar manager but focused more on local seafood and vegetables. Cocktail list features absinthe. That guy is a magician behind the bar.
+1 on Alden & Harlow, Russel House and Park Restaurant. Waypoint also has excellent food. The tap list is small but mostly local and well curated. Last time I was there they had taps from Oxbow, Mystic, Mayflower. All of these options are pretty upscale.
The Lamplighter Brewery taproom is not far from Harvard Sq (a little over a mile). And if you are looking for something more laid back with a pub atmosphere, Cambridge Common is not far and has a large taplist with local options.
I know this thread has been getting a bunch of this lately, but here goes...
I'm flying into Boston Sunday for the Patriots/Steelers game. We won't have much time for anything before catching the train to Gillette from Back Bay (Salty Pig for a quick lunch and a few beers?). We'll be there during the day Monday before flying out at 5PM. I'd love to hear some suggestions for where to spend Monday drinking and eating. Also interested in recommendations for bottle shops, too (flying home on Southwest ). Or should I just hit Trillium/Row 34 and be done with it?
There's fort point market and a craft beer cellar in that neighborhood for anything else you'd want beyond Trillium. It would be pretty easy to drink/eat/buy bottles all in Fort Point. I like day drinking at Cambridge Brewing Co.
Thanks for the response! I wish I was staying longer in Boston so that I had more time to check out the city and surrounding areas. Psyched to at least grab some Trillium, hit up Fort Point Market, and grub at Row 34 though.
Bee's Knees might have some things that Fort Point and CBC don't. It's not far so worth a look, at least.
Looks like it's closed for good!
well damn! haven't been there in a few weeks, and did not know about this.
Row 34 has bottles of Oxbow Crossfade 500ml for $32 - holy fucking shit, talk about a ripoff.
Any of you bros able to grab a 4-pack of PM Dawn, to be reimbursed with $$ or beer or something at Canton next weekend? Was going up tomorrow but have to push it a weekend and don't want to miss that beer.
Did I see that Cambridge has bottled Blunderbuss?
Yes they did.
Yeah, gonna need some of that in my life.