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Best Morning Pint

So, I went out to the Elephant & Castle this morning for breakfast and to catch the sox game, and I thought that bars in MA aren't allowed to start serving beer until 8am. Well, they didn't start serving until 11am.
Then, I heard from a friend who was at the Cask n' Flaggon, and he said that they weren't going to serve any beer until the game ended.

Well, it's been a long time since I was going out for pints before noon on a weekday...too long. But was this just an initiative by Menino for the sox opener so that things didn't get out of hand? (I remember reading that bars around fenway had been threatened during the playoffs last year that they'd be held responsible for the bad behavior of thier customers)

Anyway, where can a respectable person go out to grab a beer with breakfast these days? For some reason, I thought that JJ foley's was an option, but they don't open until 10am. Does the Sligo still open at 8am?

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  1. Maybe one of the few remaining gentlemen's clubs down along Washington Street? I wouldn't know, of course, but I'm thinking they might be open early in the morning.

    1. The Cantab starts serving bright and early, I believe at 8am.

      Edit: According to citysearch, cantab is open at 8.

      1. Eastern standard opens @ 7 for breakfast and you can get an ice cold beer @ 8am

        1. Yes, I think it was a special deal for game day. Bars got to open at 5 or 6 am but couldn't serve alcohol till after the game.

          1. Pete's Pub (Durty Nelly's) by the Haymarket opens at 8:00, as does The Corner Cafe on Prince Street in the North End.

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            1. re: Bostonbob3

              I've been going to the marathon day game for years and bars around Fenway are always serving when I get there, usually around 9am.

              1. re: Bostonbob3

                How did I know that you were going to chime in with those 2? ;)