Whether you’re unwinding after a long day or taking a break from wandering around the city, there’s nothing better than a tasty cocktail. While you’re out exploring Boston, stop in at one of these spots to escape the cold and try a wintry libation.
Kentucky Orchard at The Beehive
This funky spot in Boston’s South End neighborhood is a self-proclaimed ‘Bohemian eatery and bar’ and features hearty comfort food and progressive drinks. Order the Kentucky Orchard, a sweet cocktail that features brown butter infused bourbon, allspice dram (a rum-based liqueur), and fresh apple cider. This twist on your favorite holiday drink will warm you up in no time. Make sure to check out the calendar and stop by when there’s live music!
541 Tremont St.
Mocha Madness at Max Brenner’s
If you’re a fan of chocolate, you have to go to Max Brenner’s. Try the Mocha Madness cocktail—kahlua, espresso, milk and dark chocolate all combine for the perfect adult version of your favorite coffee drink. The restaurant’s central location on Boylston Street means you’re within walking distance to areas like Copley Square and Newbury Street. Don’t forget to grab some chocolate to-go from the gift shop on your way out!
745 Boylston St.
Greek Mythology at Cafeteria
This trendy restaurant on Newbury Street is the perfect place to drop your shopping bags and have a drink. The drink menu takes you back to grade school with names like English Class and Lunch Lady, but the most unique drink is named Greek Mythology. Flavors like tangy grapefruit, fresh mint, sweet honey, and rosewater combined with brandy make for a delicious refreshment
279a Newbury St.
A4 Electrical Fire at Area Four
Though this casual spot is known for gourmet pizza, the cocktails are worth a visit on their own. The restaurant’s Union Square location, known as A4, had to close business due to an electrical fire. To make light of the situation, the Kendall Square menu now features a drink called A4 Electrical Fire—mezcal and aperol with honey and lime.
500 Technology Square
Bourbon and Spice at Eastern Standard
A taste of the holidays in drink form, this cocktail incorporates the warm spices of cinnamon and cardamom with fresh lemon, ginger beer, and bourbon. This upscale Kenmore Square restaurant and bar is a stone’s throw away from Fenway Park and Back Bay, so stop in while you’re exploring the neighborhood.
528 Commonwealth Ave.