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Pre-Fenway, but not Beerworks?

Finally scored some tickets to a Sox game for Sat night. Actually we'll be sitting in a stuffy corporate box, so looking for a good pub vibe with great chow and beer beforehand. We always do Beerworks cuz DH loves the beer, but food is a distance second. I'm thinking Audobon Circle (where is that exactly?)? Looking for great apps, a killer burger, and micros. Thanks Hounds!

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  1. I love the burger at Audubon and it's quite convenient to Fenway. It's down on Beacon Street in the direction of Brookline (between Kenmore and St. Mary's). Another convenient option is Eastern Standard. I remember a pretty good burger there.

    1. I agree that Audubon is a good choice--the directions above work, or if you're already by the beerworks you can cut through that big parking lot and that will take you up to Beacon. It's on the westbound side of the street.

      1. Crossroads Pub (near the corner of Mass. Ave. and Beacon) does a good burger, and it's only a 10-minute walk to Fenway.

        1. For beers the Linwood has the best selection in the area and offers way better beers than Beerworks has been since Jodi(head brewer) left and has decent food...BBQ its on Kilmarknock St.

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          1. re: hotsauceathlete

            not good barbecue but I agree they have a great beer selection.

            1. re: Dax

              I would hit up el pelon for some fish tacos, then head over to the linwood back bar for some cheap bombers of great beer.

          2. It's been a while since I've been to Cornwall's in Kenmore Square but they always had the best beer list around and food was decent as well.

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            1. re: Chris VR

              I used to really like Cornwall's (and I might still--I just hadn't been in awhile and last time I was there it smelled like stale beer), but I've never found the food to be good. Ok in a pinch, but not a place I'd seek out. But for a nice pub atmosphere (assuming the smell was a fluke), it's quite good.

              1. re: cmd

                I have a friend who lives in Kenmore and Cornwall's is his hangout - The burger and fries are decent - nothing to write home about, but passable.

                I have not noticed the smell - and the dart boards, although chewed, are something to enjoy.