Prohibition was a heinous idea. Luckily, the 21st Amendment put a stop to this era of concocting gin in bathtubs and made drinking alcohol legal in the United States. Naturally, the 21st Amendment is the perfect name for a bar and restaurant across the street from the Massachusetts State House. On any given evening, you’ll see more suits crowding the bar than the New York Stock Exchange. Well, maybe not that many, but the 21st Amendment definitely is a local watering hole for area politicos looking to quench their post-work thirst. Happy hour is generally packed, and the late night hours still bring in Beacon Hillers by the boatload.
Due to the cozy environment which includes dark wooden furniture and a crackling fireplace in the back (where it was rumored that JFK wrote some of his speeches), it’s easy to see why the 21st Amendment is so popular. The menu offers various comfort foods, such as burgers and sandwiches. Also, delicious salads like the goat cheese and cranberry option are perfect for those customers looking avoid an expanding waistline. But if that’s not your concern, go for the nachos loaded with chili, chicken, salsa, jalapenos, scallions and sour cream. Whatever you order, the friendly wait staff is eager to please. So when you go to order yourself a nice dirty martini at the 21st, remember to count your blessings that isn’t moonshine in your glass.