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fjm222 Apr 12, 2012 01:09 PM

Hi All, I am heading to Boston with a group of 10 guys for a bachelor weekend. We are looking for a few places to eat and I was hoping someone could help. We are all around 30 and looking for a trendy spot to have some great food, cold beers and hopefully some good music. Fine dining wont work as we want it to be more comfortable for a large group but we are looking for something nice. Any suggestions on a few places. We would love to find a good oyster bar.

Looking forward to the suggestions.

  1. ecwashere7 Apr 12, 2012 01:41 PM

    With 10 people, any place will be a challenge unless you have reservations. Island Creek Oyster Bar and Citizen Pub both come to mind.

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    1. re: ecwashere7
      mkfisher Apr 12, 2012 01:45 PM

      These are both great suggestions. To pile on the Citizen idea - they do a fantastic whole pig roast that would perfect for a group of guys. You have to book it quite a bit ahead of time, but it's well worth it.

      1. re: ecwashere7
        hiddenboston Apr 12, 2012 01:55 PM

        Definitely the Citizen. Hopefully you guys like fernet.

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        bluesjack Apr 12, 2012 02:49 PM

        For great music and decent enough food Johnny D's in Somerville might fit the bill

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          purple bot Apr 12, 2012 09:08 PM

          How about Eastern Standard? Citizen and Island Creek are also great recs, as others have said.

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            Area Man Apr 13, 2012 06:30 AM

            Get some cocktails at Hawthorne, then beers and dinner at Eastern Standard. Island Creek Oyster Bar would be excellent as well, but I would pitch ESK for a bachelor weekend in that it has a slightly more masculine vibe. ESK has great oysters expertly shucked. The beer list has great range without being a chore to get through.

            However, if you are from somewhere that does not have great seafood and want that, go to Island Creek Oyster Bar.

            (Go to Hawthorn either way)

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            1. re: Area Man
              Bob Dobalina Apr 13, 2012 06:35 AM

              Good suggestions here - Also for the talent, if not the chow: Beehive, Red Lantern, the Brahmin.

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