So, Forbes, in their infinite wisdom, has ruled that our fair city is the fourth drunkest in the nation. If you’ve ever taken the B Line on a weekend night, walked down Hemenway, or tried to grab a taco from La Verdad, it’s hard to disagree with that assertion. Although Boston is a haven for the boozily inclined, it’s also a fine place for those who opt for alcohol-free fun. In the spirit of inclusion, here are a few excellent places for both.
For The Drunkards
•B Side has some of the city’s best cocktails. Even the most standard (and dare we say boring?) drinks are delicious here. We swear they make the world’s best vodka tonic. As excellent as B Side is for a grownup night on the town, it’s even better for a hungover brunch. Soothe your stomach with brioche french toast and indulge in a high-class hair of the dog with a bellini.
•We’re completely and totally obsessed with the sandwiches at Parish Cafe, but the cocktails are, truthfully, just as good. The BX’s Lime Rickey is insane: Stoli Razberry, lime juice, and Chambord. Be warned: they might taste like lemonade, but they pack a punch.
For the Teetotalers
•Ever since Curious Liquids shut its doors, we’ve considered 1369 Coffee House to be the Hub’s premier coffee destination. They brew the best cup in town, and the muffins are supremely delicious.
•Let’s face it. After 11pm, there is a dearth of coffeeshops open in the city. If you’re a night owl but also a nondrinker, it’s time to make Caffe Vittoria your best friend. It’s open until 1am, the espresso is awesome, and you can have a cannoli. Mmm. Cannoli.
[Photo: Wilson’s Almanac]