With Mayor Menino advising residents of Boston to stay home on Friday due to Nemo hitting the east coast, nothing sounds less appealing than being cooped up inside all day. Sure, working from home may be a breeze, but by Friday evening, we’ll all go stir crazy in our tiny apartments.
So what to do? Venture out to your local watering hole, of course!
Inspired by this Foursquare list (h/t @mcslimjb), we’ve decided to pull together our own list of favorite local bars and restaurants with fireplaces that you can cozy up to while Nemo slams the Northeast. Putting on your snow shoes and trekking to one of these establishments is worth it for the toasty hearth, delicious food, and flowing cocktails.
As the storm hits, be sure to call ahead for restaurant closures. Stay warm, Boston!
Mass Ave. Tavern – Back Bay
If you get snowed in, they have a ton of board games to waste away the hours.
The Bristol Lounge – Back Bay
Why not put on your best and venture out to the Four Seasons’ Bristol Lounge for one of the most decadent burgers in Boston?
Bondir – In between Kendall & Central Square, Cambridge
If you’re looking for a foodie experience during the blizzard, head to Bondir, where Chef Jason Bond will craft you a delicious farm-to-table meal.
Grendel’s Den – Harvard Square
Grendel’s Den offers half-price food from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every evening. Additionally, they offer $4.95 lunch specials from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the weekdays.
Christopher’s – Porter Square
Enjoy hearty comfort food like warm chicken pot pie and crispy fish and chips.
The Fireplace – Washington Square, Brookline
No explanation necessary; the name says it all.
The Publick House – Washington Square, Brookline
Nothing will keep you full and happy like The Publick House’s extensive beer menu.
Toro – South End
Sangria will make you forget all about the snow.
James’s Gate – Jamaica Plain
This bar is a JP favorite, offering patrons excellent pub food and cold pints.
Warren Tavern – Charlestown
Erected in 1780, this tavern claims it is the oldest in Massachusetts, with notables such as George Washington and Paul Revere spending time here.