As the weather starts to cool down, why not warm up a bit? Boston’s South End has many great destinations for grabbing a cocktail after work or before a show, not to mention that it’s one of Boston’s best neighborhoods to enjoy a walk through New England’s Fall foliage in an urban but quaint setting. Here’s a list of some great places in Boston’s South End where you can enjoy a great atmosphere with a great cocktail:
The Gallows is a great place to meet friends or work colleagues for almost any occasion. The cocktail list is amazing and clearly concocted by a master mixologist. The cocktail menu is great, but also try asking the knowledgeable staff for their recommendations. There are many specialty cocktails that the bartenders will make that are not on teh menu. The Gallows is also a great place for dinner, but for those who just want an appetizer with cocktails, try the poutine. Trust me, it’s delicious.
541 Tremont Street
The Beehive seems to satisfy any crowd. Their menu includes clever cocktails with a special section for champagne cocktails, as well as a non-traditional list of bottled beers and beers on tap and a decent wine list. Live music in an intimate setting on most nights draws many customers.
26 Chandler at Berkley street
If you are leaning a bit more towards a classic Boston Bar setting, or you would like a place in the South End where you can catch a game in a sports-bar setting, Fritz Bar is the place for you. Generally populated by a fun crowd of young professionals, Fritz Bar is never a bad call.
1704 Washington Street
Toro is a fun, posh, modern take on a classic Barcelona-style tapas restaurant. This means lots of small plates, a social atmosphere, and a great all-Spanish wine list. Toro has a great drinks menu featuring Spanish and classic inspired cocktails alongside everything you would expect at a nicer cocktail lounge, including an above average sherry menu. Toro is a great location to bring a group of friends for drinks, but it’s a small venue, and serves on a first come first serve basis.
1525 Washington Street
Stella is a great place to have dinner or drinks, or both! This place attract a really fun and eclectic crowd that adds to the classic South End atmosphere. For those less fond of colorful cocktails, Stella’s wine list can satisfy the snootiest connoisseur. Stella also features certain appetizers for only $5 from 4-6 pm Monday through Friday as well as a special pre-theater dinner for the area’s showgoers.
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Are you looking for the perfect luxury apartment that’s convenient to the city without all the hustle and bustle? Look no further! The luxury apartments at Archstone Watertown Square are a great fit for the Boston professional searching for a little peace and quiet during their downtime.
Situated less than a mile from the MassPike, these apartments are extremely convenient to downtown Boston (less than 10 minutes away). However, location isn’t the only benefit that Archstone Watertown Square has to offer – each apartment features almost any amenity you could ask for. For instance, each unit is equipped with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, extensive closet space, custom-tiled kitchens and baths, and more! Additionally, the building itself offers great features to residents such as a fitness center, a media-screening room, and on-site parking.
If you’re searching for the perfect balance between the excitement of living in downtown Boston and the tranquility of living in the suburbs you should check out the apartments at Archstone Watertown Square. Or if you’re searching for a luxury apartment closer to downtown Boston contact a Phoenix Realty agent today to help with your search!
Boston’s Seaport District may be the city’s hottest neighborhood at the moment. The area has seen significant commercial and residential development in recent years. The waterfront now has some of Boston’s best restaurants as well as some of the nicest luxury lofts and apartments. One obvious indicator of Seaport District’s surging popularity is simply the number of people that can be seen there on any given day. The area is much more crowded than it used to be, which is especially noticeable along the waterfront and Boston’s beautifully renovated Greenway.
The attractiveness and prestige of the Seaport District is only expected to grow further. This type of rejuvenation is reminiscent of New York’s famously cultural SoHo neighborhood. The Seaport District, like SoHo, is being invaded by developers who are turning the area’s spacious warehouse and industrial buildings into posh designer lofts. The parallels with the SoHo revival can also be seen in the Seaport District’s exploding art scene. Luxury buildings such as FP3 included a full art gallery in the lobby that constantly exhibits works by notable artists.
The Seaport District’s proximity to Downtown Boston, the Mass Pike, 93, multiple MBTA lines, and various bus routes makes it easy for residents to get anywhere in the city. Living in the Seaport District also offers many beautiful panoramic views of the waterfront and skyline. Simply put, the Seaport District is Boston’s hippest place to live right now. If you are interested in buying or renting real estate in Boston’s Seaport District, contact Phoenix Realty today!
One activity always associated with summertime is going to the movies. Boston in the summer can be a little stifling at times and getting out of your hot, city apartment and into the cool, air-conditioned movie theater can be quite refreshing and, depending on the movie you see, a really enjoyable experience.
Summer is one of the biggest time periods for movie releases and 2011 has been no exception. While there are still a few weeks left of summer, let’s review a few of the biggest blockbusters over the past few months.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($337,892,000) – The third chapter in the Transformers series has grossed the highest amount for the summer movie season up to this point. The reviews for the third movie were much better than those of the second – its special effect and 3-D shots really brought the action scenes in this movie to life. A few of the criticisms about the film were that the run time was too long (2 hours 30 minutes) and that the script and character development were mediocre. However, if you’re an adrenaline junkie the last 30 minutes of this movie are well worth the wait.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($318,460,000) – Although the final chapter of the Harry Potter series was only released two weeks ago it has been the second highest grossing movie for the summer thus far. The midnight premiere alone grossed over $43.5 million, beating the previous midnight premiere record set by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Potter fans have been raving about the finale saying, “It was the perfect ending.” Even if you’ve already read the books, this action packed movie will have you on the edge of your seat wondering how it all ends.
The Hangover Part II ($252,628,017) – There were big shoes to fill with the release of the sequel to The Hangover. The biggest criticism of the film was that the plotline of the second movie was almost identical to the first, just in a different city. While there are definitely a few classic lines in the movie and some laugh-out-loud funny scenes, overall the second movie fell a bit short. Although the sequel was a bit of a letdown compared to the first film, The Hangover II has grossed the third highest amount so far this summer.
So if you haven’t gotten the opportunity to do so already this summer, get out of your Boston apartment and head over to Fenway or to the Loews Theater on the Boston Common to enjoy this summer’s biggest movie hits!
Top Luxury with an Unbeatable Location
Zero Marlborough has many unique luxuries to offer besides just a great address. Its residents enjoy valet service and a 24 hour concierge. Each home within Zero Marlborough is complete with hardwood floors, and in-unit washer/dryer, and storage. Many units also have outdoor space and fireplaces.
These features would certainly be luxurious anywhere, but Zero Marlborough also benefits from a location that’s difficult to top. The building resides on the edge of the Boston Public Garden which makes for unbeatable views of Downtown Boston and the Boston Common, as well as easy access to the city’s historical urban park. This location is the center of Boston’s theater and hottest nightlife, as well as some of the city’s top restaurants.
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