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Jul 10, 2009 07:30 AM

Food (and drink) near Fenway

So I am going to the game tonight, and my friend is bringing his two kids (urgh)

I was really looking forward to having a few beers beforehand. Are there any places that serve food and alcohol that kids can be admitted to?

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  1. I'd guess any restaurant that's not just a bar or pub. How 'bout La Verdad?

    1. Im pretty sure Ive seen kids in Audubon before a game, and Id check Cornwalls too- though the food isnt stellar, I think they only check IDs if you order a drink...

      Both have out door seating areas too which should remove the kids from the "drinking atmosphere"

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      1. re: fmcoxe6188

        Cornwalls food has really gone into the crapper over the last handful of years.

        1. re: jgg13

          Yeah I know it. I was more throwing it out there as a spot that probably wouldnt have a wait, and wouldnt card you at the door. There is nothing "good" about the food there...

          1. re: jgg13

            That's a shame. I thought it was good when it was on the other side of the square.

            1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston

              I ended up there a few times in the last several months and it was all noticeably much worse than I'd remembered (I used to eat there semi-regularly 5-8 years or so ago, but in current location)

              1. re: jgg13

                It is a shame. Its a really great location for what could be a great pub... everything is incredibly ho hum... I just dont think the emphasis is on food...

                Good beer selection though, and a friendly staff

        2. I'd skip the Cask and Cromwell's, but other than that, the whole area is pretty much fair game. I've definitely seen kids at Eastern Standard. Boston Beer Works would work too - it's a large restaurant. Or you could just do Uno's (ugh). Where ever you end up, you'll just have to stick with table service, not the bar.

          1. Almost all those places close to the park (Cask, Uno, Beer Works) have monsterous lines, so either go really early or choose a place farther out like Audobon or Beacon Tavern.

            Is Linwood gone?

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            1. re: C. Hamster

              Linwood became Church a couple of years ago. Restaurant on one side, club on the other.

            2. O'Leary's on Beacon at St Mary's is popular with families going to the game.- good beer and food.

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              1. re: ginnyhw

                So... where'd you go?
                I took my 12 yr old daughter to the game last night. We walked into La Verdad an hour and 15 min before the game. Got a table right away. She loved the quac and grilled corn. We shared a trio of the tacos (I don't know why they don't double the tortillas, something I've seen others complain about here). Loved the carne asada and pollo. The chili relleno didn't have the crunch of the fried chili I was hoping for. I had a nice margharita.
                I think it would have fit the OP's bill.