Solo Bar Dining in Boston area
I'd like to compile a list of places to eat by oneself at a bar. My parameters are that it be T/bus accessible, have excellent bartending, and bar stools with backs (thus Brasserie Jo is out).
So far, here is what I have come up with:
No 9 Park
Johnny D's (good burgers and excellent pizzetta app - large enuf for a meal)
Cuchi Cuchi (haven't been in awhile, so not sure on the "excellent bartending" - but it was good when I went there)
I hate huddling over my food and drink, but it will sadly exclude most of my favorite "eat at the bar" places that I consider more a restaurant than a straight-up bar (e.g., Audubon Circle). Some that come to mind (not necessarily on my list for great food, but just comfortable and/or fun bars at which to eat):
B-Side Lounge (seat backs?)
Green Street Grill
Washington Sq. Tavern (have not been to Beacon St. Tavern)
Guess I like eating at the bar, too! ;)
Bar at the Ritz-Carlton
Bar at the other RItz-Carlton (I actually enjoy Jer-Ne now)
but enough with the hotel bars...
Anthem IS slick, but not so bad early-ish on weeknights (the last time I was in there, I had the misfortune of sitting next to some meathead out on a first date). The bar is pretty comfortable; food is just ok. I'll have to re-think that one.
I forgot to add Anise - we had a so-so experience with our take-out food but the bartender sure was friendly and knowledgable. Too bad also that the place was like a tomb. There were more people eating at the bar that night than there were in the whole restaurant.