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28secondrule Jul 10, 2009 07:30 AM

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?

  1. justbeingpolite Jul 10, 2009 07:54 AM

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

    1. fmcoxe6188 Jul 10, 2009 07:57 AM

      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
        jgg13 Jul 10, 2009 11:26 AM

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

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          fmcoxe6188 Jul 10, 2009 12:31 PM

          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...

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            Ralphie_in_Boston Jul 10, 2009 12:35 PM

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

            1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston
              jgg13 Jul 10, 2009 12:37 PM

              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
                fmcoxe6188 Jul 10, 2009 12:40 PM

                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

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          laura jean Jul 10, 2009 07:58 AM

          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. C. Hamster Jul 10, 2009 08:04 AM

            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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              overproofed Jul 10, 2009 09:35 AM

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

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                C. Hamster Jul 10, 2009 10:14 AM

                TNX

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              ginnyhw Jul 10, 2009 10:23 AM

              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
                justbeingpolite Jul 12, 2009 08:45 AM

                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.

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