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Sat nt Drinks around Downtown Crossing?

kparke30 Aug 31, 2006 12:49 PM

Looking for suggestions for a place to hang Sat evening for a few drinks in Downtown Crossing area....trying to avoid dancing/college crowd but want something hip....thanks!

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    Bostonbob3 RE: kparke30 Aug 31, 2006 12:57 PM

    Silvertone, on Bromfield Street. Great drinks, fun crowd, no college or Euro dancing poseurs. :)

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      Alcachofa RE: Bostonbob3 Sep 3, 2006 05:55 PM

      Silvertone is closed until September 7. Hope they didn't go there!

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        Bostonbob3 RE: Alcachofa Sep 3, 2006 06:20 PM

        Well, at least there wouldn't be any lines. :)

    2. Joanie RE: kparke30 Sep 1, 2006 01:46 PM

      The bars at Teatro, No. 9 Park and Spire all would work. More upscale but definitely not college. Davio's, Excelsior and the Bristol Lounge a short walk away.

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        SamanthaQ RE: kparke30 Sep 1, 2006 02:37 PM

        I like Teatro but it is very small for drinks. Bristol Lounge may be a little too stuffy. Excelsior is a great spot. Also try IVY, they have a cool lounge downstairs. Felt is big but you may be disappointed with the crowd.

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          taxi RE: kparke30 Sep 3, 2006 12:33 AM

          Oh, I know the best place! Jacob Wirth's in the theater district. Friday nights is fun - Mel Stiller plays the piano and everyone sings. I think Saturday night there is a jazz group. It is worth it just to see the enormous and beautiful old mahogany bar. Hope this is a good suggestion for you.

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            reportinglivefromdot RE: kparke30 Sep 3, 2006 09:50 PM

            Try Les Zygomates - fun & hip bar, no students.

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              nora.daniel RE: kparke30 Sep 3, 2006 11:43 PM

              I moved away 5 years ago, but in Downtown Crossing I liked J.J. Foley's, Silvertones (too bad it's closed right now), and Good Life. Back then none of them were very collegey.

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                East Cambridge Hound RE: kparke30 Sep 4, 2006 04:47 PM

                Downstairs at The Good Life you will find the largest frozen vodka bar in this part of the country. I'm not even a vodka drinker but I tried some things there that opened my eyes. Ask for the vodka with the "bison grass" in it. Wild. The atmosphere is very nice. http://www.goodlifebar.com/

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                  Niblet RE: East Cambridge Hound Sep 6, 2006 03:14 PM

                  Caveat: Sat nights downstairs are all about the dancing/college (or, to me, very young!) crowd.

                2. kparke30 RE: kparke30 Sep 6, 2006 03:33 PM

                  Thanks all for the suggestions!
                  We had called ahead & found that Silvertone is closed until this week for renovations & cleaning.
                  We ended up having dinnerat Scollay Square, went to Felt afterwards.
                  Scollay Square is a great atmosphere, nice menu & wine list. A bit pricey for the quality however. Service was very good.
                  As expected, Felt was very nice but not really our crowd. Wine list was very small & not good at all.
                  Two places mentioned that we especially look forward to checking out are the Good Life (haven't been in years...) & Ivy.

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