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Apr 27, 2007 06:56 AM

Bar crawl, but nicer

I'd like to arrange an evening of drinks, tapas-syle eating, and walking (or short, cheap cab rides between stops). I really love wine and cocktails but I'm such a lightweight that each one has to be taken with food and metabolism-boosting spurts of activity (not, like, jumping jacks at the bar, though). Can anybody help me design such an evening? With maybe 3 or 4 places?
Thank you so much!

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  1. You could do a short route that includes No. 9 Park, Spire, Silvertone, Troquet. You could extend it to Davio's and Via Matta. You could keep on walking to Piattini then Petit Robert Bistro and Eastern Standard in Kenmore Sq. And that's not even including a loop into the south end. Or starting at the bar at Meritage or one of the others in the Boston Harbor Hotel then over to Sel de la Terre.

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    1. re: Joanie

      And if you did want to do a loop in the south end...
      Here's a couple options
      Option 1. Start at Masa for tequila and tapas (or 28 degrees) > the Butcher Shop for wine and cheese > Franklin for cocktails.

      Option 2. Start at Toro for drinks and apps > then either:
      2.a. head to Tremont 647/Sister Sorel for a quick drink (mainly to break up the walk to Petite Robert for wine and mussels
      2.b. head down Washingto to Stella (4 blocks) and then 3 more to Pho Republique for tuna spring rolls or even further down to Red Fez for meze style (maybe Rocca?)

      I like Joanie's suggestions as well.

      1. re: icculus

        I'd throw in a stop for Option 2 to include a glass of wine and some empenadas and datiles at Orinoco.

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          Ah good call. It's a tough space to stand around tho as there is no bar (just a 5 foot counter top with 4 stools), I wonder if the outdoor seating will help.

    2. Good lists.

      If you wanted to cross the river: Blue Room, Anise (though the departure of the bar manager may affect things), Oleana, and then maybe B-Side. Or Central Kitchen, Green St., and maybe Rendezvous, Miracle, or River Gods.

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      1. re: DoubleMan

        Cuchi Cuchi could also work into the Oleana/B-Side itinerary.

      2. WOW-fortunately I'll be in town 6 days, so I might be able to try them all!!!!! Thanks!