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Oct 8, 2011 03:09 PM

After dinner drinks for late 30somethings in Boston

40th birthday girls night out. After dinner at Eastern Standard, where in the city to have fun for mid to late 30somethings?? Thinking Lucky's? Is Drink good for groups? Looking for laid back vibe with good tunes and drinks.

Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

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  1. Which night of the week? That will make a big difference.

    Drink is often totally packed, esp on weekends, and you won't hear tunes. I personally didn't like the feel at Lucky's. Also, are you interested in going to Cambridge/Somerville?

    1. There is music at Drink but I agree with DdL that it is packed on the weekends and you will probably wait in line outside to only get a space standing by a column or other. During the week, it is less packed but often all the bar seats are filled even on the off nights. To expand on Lucky's, it's sort of a dive bar which is either a plus or a minus. Somewhat nearby these two is the Franklin (Southie) which isn't up to Drink's level for mixology but still is a solid establishment with decent drinks.

      Nearby Eastern Standard is the Citizen which will give a good change of locale without needing to travel that far.

      Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar
      1310 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

      1. How many of you are there?

        Unless you are all very interested in craft cocktails, I wouldn't bother with Drink for a group on a weekend night. Too cramped.

        1. The Beehive in the South End is fun...

          1. Stoddard's Fine Food and Ale is a beautiful bar with great music and drinks, it can be a bit crowded at times. Scholars is a huge place with 4 pool tables tucked in the back of the 2nd floor, it's a lot less craft oriented then Stoddard's.

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            1. re: Unfoodie

              I second support for Stoddard's although I have been there twice on Saturday nights and have found it not incredibly crowded (certainly not empty but with a short wait, we could easily get seats at the bar). Plus, there are plenty of tables. The bar menu food is rather good too (the freshly baked pretzel bits and veggies with dip plate is great).


              Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale
              48 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02101