Drinks in the afternoon?
I have an afternoon free and a friend who's willing, so I was hoping to find a place where I could sit for a few hours in the mid-afternoon with a drink. Someplace not too sleek; this is less about the cocktail and more about wiling away some free time before reality hits again. Any suggestions - Boston, Cambridge, Somerville? I like Highland Kitchen, but it's not open until later; someone suggested Dante or Publick House but same problem. Thanks.
If it is a nice day, the roof deck at Daedalus (Harvard Square) is a great place to have a drink in the afternoon. Also in Harvard Square, Tory Row looks like the kind of place that would be good for this sort of thing, although I haven't been yet myself.
Another option could be Orleans in Davis Square, which I wouldn't normally recommend for a meal (the food is not that great and overpriced), but it has nice places to sit and a good bar, and is open in the afternoon, so it could suit your needs.
If it's beer and sunshine you crave try the deck at The Otherside. They have a pretty good beer selection and decent food. Just make sure you are dressed like Thurston Moore circa 1993.
In no particular order:
The Other Side.
Bukowski's (Back Bay).
I have spent many a lovely afternoon on the back deck at Deep Ellum -- best of all, you'll likely have a certain level of privacy until people start getting off work.