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Craft cocktails served in a snazzy setting that feels like a modernist living room.- Google
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Caitlin McGlynn
reviewed a year ago
Amazing cocktails in a chic setting. This is the perfect place to meet a girlfriend for some delicious drinks, cute bar bites and gossip. I recently loved their cocktail flavored macarons. No full on dinner menu so grab a drink and head next door to Island Creek for dinner!
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Adri Cowan
reviewed a year ago
One of the best places to drink in Boston. A superb, extensive cocktail menu with fantastic bartenders. Get the homemade soft pretzel bites with spicy mustard to compliment those craft drinks, and, if you can, sit in the Library room — a private, posh area for a larger gathering.
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Joshua Berk
reviewed a year ago
A hidden gem of the Hotel Commonwealth, a demonstration of Jackson Cannon's care to detail -- Cocktails are the focus ($11 -- the extensive list is updated daily), but there's also a developed cheese program, diverse small plates, and exceptional wall art. What once housed the Foundation Room is a unique, trendy lounge, with a (sweet!) back room for private events. Pro Tip: Use hooks/outlets under the bar for purses, coats, and phone charging. Best suited for dates + work outings. Highlights: Aviation, Hanky Panky, Electric Boomerang Banana, Phil Collins, Deviled Eggs, Crisp Prosciutto, Grilled Cheese, Pretzel Rolls.
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Shannon Sweetser
reviewed a year ago
What can I say about the Hawthorne that hasn't already been said? Located right in the heart of Kenmore Square, this gorgeous romantically lit bar goes far beyond its "hotel bar" status. The friendly bartenders will be more than happy to help you decide which of their many amazing cocktails is right for you, which might be helpful when faced with their cocktail menu. You'll find modern interpretations on classic cocktails, swizzles and delicious libations that will set your head a-spin with happiness. The back room is fantastic for a fancy cocktail party, private Tiki party or just a few drinks with friends when your party grows enormous. Don't skip the amazing lists of small bites and sandwiches. Highly recommend the deviled eggs (rotating list), pretzel bites with spicy hot mustard and the grilled brie sandwich. Consistent amazingness abounds here.
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Kricket Feeney
reviewed a year ago
Have you ever dreamed of one day owning your own luxurious library where you sip on fabulous cocktails and destress from the work day? The Hawthorne is the perfect place to indulge in your fantasy! Delicious drinks, amazing decor, and the right amount of tasty bar bites to keep the after work crowd satisfied.
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Laura Pagluica
reviewed a year ago
The bar had a great atmosphere, with comfy chairs, an extensive bar, and good music. The bartenders knew their stuff and were very informative when selecting a drink. The drinks were creative, delicious, and pretty. I visited on a Thursday night, but would be interested in checking out a Friday or Saturday night. Although I miss Foundation Lounge, overall it was very well done!