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Craft cocktails served in a snazzy setting that feels like a modernist living room.- Google
"A superb, extensive cocktail menu with fantastic bartenders."
13 reviewers
"Crushed raspberry, lemon juice, egg whites, gin."
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Michael Collins
a month ago
Nice spot to grab a drink, it's a craft cocktail bar. Similar is some ways to the style of Drink in the Fort Point neighborhood if you have been there. Pretty extensive cocktails based on your preferred taste profile. Smaller menu of light bites. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable on my visit. Overall a great place to go near Fenway for high end cocktails in a comfortable and low key atmosphere.
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Hanae K
2 months ago
The bar is located inside the hotel which also houses the popular oyster restaurant. When you enter the bar is located in the room on your right. Atmosphere is cozy during the day and the bartender is social and passionate about their cocktails. I got a little giddy when I saw NY's Please Don't Tell cocktail book on their bookshelf. COCKTAIL: Clover Club? Crushed raspberry, lemon juice, egg whites, gin. Loved it! I needed something sweet and refreshing and the bartender recommended me this drink. After chatting with our bartender for a bit. He managed to get us a table in Island Creek Oyster right away. This is pretty awesome because I wanted to eat there the same day but I was only able to reserve a table for the next day. We got to take our cocktail with us to the table. SADFACE: They didn't have cocktail inspired macarons that day. The vibe is casual/business classy.
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Amanda Colby
7 months ago
The Hawthorne is what you'd expect from a restaurant/bar in that area - fancy-schmancy, a little too pricey, with waitstaff that think a little too highly of their extensive knowledge of obscure craft cocktails. Its kind of an awesome place. Good place to go with people who don't mind spending a little cash, or on a date. One note of caution - those floors are EXTREMELY slippery when its rainy out, be careful! Wonderful outdoor patio for some people watching though, can't beat the people watching in Kenmore.
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Adri Cowan
2 years 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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David Liang
a month ago
Drinks: 4 Decor: 4 Service: 4 Came here Sun night around 9pm. Plenty of space with tasty, creative drinks, and I asked the bartender to whip up something like an old-fashioned but a bit sweeter and more citrusy. Metered street parking.
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Lee Movic
3 months ago
A snazzy cocktail joint with excellent service to match. Would you expect anything less from the Eastern Standard/Row34, crew? Bar500a also plays host to quite a few industry gatherings, so ask your favorite bartender when they're headed there next! I had an especially fun day drinking/eating my way through the soon-to-be Jamaica Plain Beer Garden pop-up. Keep your eye on that one as well!
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Caitlin McGlynn
2 years 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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Kricket Feeney
2 years 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.