Photo courtesy of Barbara Lynch Gruppo
I moved to South Boston in April, and I’m not gonna lie, at first I was a bit skeptical about buying an apartment in this so-called up-and-coming neighborhood. I think I had leftover bad impressions of it from when I was in college and the only time we’d ever come to Southie was for the St. Patrick’s Day parade or something.
Well, cut to six months later and I am fully on board the Southie bandwagon (I might even be driving it). I love that there’s such a deep sense of community here (my neighbors have lived in their house since the 1960s–and they have a pool. A pool!), and that every couple of weeks, I walk by a new “coming soon!” sign for a great fitness studio or boutique.
But, what I love most is the fact that so many of Boston’s hottest bars and restaurants have opened up in Southie over the last few years. On the weekends, I rarely even need to “cross the bridge.” So far, these have become my go-to spots.
1. Lincoln. Whether I’m meeting a friend for dinner on a Tuesday, going out for a drink on Saturday or brunching on Sunday, somehow I always seem to end up here, along with everyone else in SoBo (can we make SoBo happen?). The food is good (and wallet-friendly), and I always run into someone I know.
2. Drink. This one may seem obvious, because who doesn’t love Drink and their raved-about craft cocktails? But that’s because they’re so awesome! If the omnipresent line is keeping you away: go on a Sunday afternoon, or early in the week. You can skip the line, chat with very-talented bartenders, and relax knowing there aren’t 50 people outside waiting for you to give up your seat. Also – the food (those are their pumpkin croquettes, below). Ask for a menu next time you’re there.
3. Lucky’s Lounge. My husband is obsessed with dive bars. (Chicago friends: Have you ever been to Rose’s Lounge? It’s his favorite.) I’m obsessed with people-watching. So, we come to Lucky’s and we’re both happy at this hot-spot-meets-dive-bar. Plus, the live music on Friday nights is as solid as the food.
4. Tavern Road. I actually first came here because the line for Drink was up the stairs and out the door. And I’m glad I did. The craft-cocktails here rivals Drink’s, and when it’s nice out, the open windows and soaring ceilings create a picture-perfect ambience for sipping them. I’ve never eaten here, but it’s on my to-do list.
5. Blue Dragon. Okay, so there’s a wait sometimes. But, if you’re willing to stick it out (my strategy? eat a spoonful of peanut butter before you go, and get there early) it’s quite an experience. I usually order too many things, but one of them is always the garlic-sake clams with udon noodles. Divine.
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