I'm looking for suggestions for dinner/drinks for a girls weekend in Boston - we are looking for relaxed fun places to have a few drinks and a laugh.
Right near where you're staying, try Parish Cafe. In the South End, Gaslight. In Cambridge, outside Harvard Square, The Westside Lounge.
absolutely you have to go to the Eastern Standard. they have the best cocktail selection in town. if you prefer beer, sunset grill & tap in allston has a superb selection + pub food.
the beehive in the south end is a fun place for brunch.
toro (south end) is also a tasty place with tapas & great sangria.
what about the prudential center, top floor for drinks & bar food - they have live music and a fantastic view of the city.
I love the bar at Excelsior for drinks with the girls. They have great apps to share (especially love the lobster pizza). I'd also go with the bar in Jury's, Bar 10 in the Westin, or Via Matta. I second the recommendation for 28 degrees. 75 Chestnut also would fit the bill.
I had my 30th birthday at the bar at Excelsior- they were FANTASTIC. You can grab a table overlooking the gardens, its awesome. My new favorite bar is Union Bar in the South end, although dinner is not cheap, their drinks are fantastic. For a more laid back, lounge feel, there is the enormous room in Central Square in Cambridge. I would NOT suggest the Living room in the North End/Wharf district. It gets too busy and although the music is ok, the crowd is annoying.