We booked a bonus night near Downtown Crossing at the Omni Parker House because we did not want to get caught up driving from #BTV (Burlington, VT) in a blizzard. Even though the event was eventually cancelled, I don't regret doing that one bit because it turned out to be a fun weekend regardless.
|Newbury Street on Saturday|
We got the news from a friendly bartender at Meadhall around last call early Friday morning that "the bros" were actually in the building still and filming a video about the cancellation, trying to find the right way to do it. We had a killer time at Meadhall by the way, first time visitors. Won't be our last, the staff was phenomenal and the beer selection as good as it gets. Was impressed that they won't serve beer if they don't have the proper glassware, our bartender even told us they occasionally could not serve something if all the glasses were being used. Love it.
Earlier in the night we had discovered a dive near our hotel in an ally called Barracuda so we hopped back in a cab and found our way back there for another hour or so before calling it night. Sweet place with good bar food and a solid beer selection.
|Flowerpot turned Fridge|
|Keeping it classy|
Saturday we wondered the snowbound city for awhile just to get out of the hotel, hit up Bukowski Tavern off of Boyleston, another sweet bar with great craft beer. Many of the folks at the bar were clearly in town for EBF, most stayed upbeat and positive because why bother lamenting over something we could not impact.
Later after more hotel beers and a little relax we made our way out to The Lower Depths in Kenmore. We needed tots, the best in the world. You have to go have their tots. Was happy they opened up after shoveling out nearly 2 feet of snow, another great beer bar. Then it was on to beer works because the Yard House was closed. Short stop there, then all but two of us rolled back to the hotel. We carried on, next stop "Bleacher Bar" who knew? A bar in Fenway on a blizzard bound night? Yes please, one drink and then we found a cab and made our way to Lord Hobo in Cambridge.
|Great beer, bar, and company for this achievement!|
What was your experience like in Boston for EBF? Nemo get you down? Will you go back if they reschedule? What is/was your favorite place to enjoy a beer in the Boston area?
Until next time. Cheers!