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Laid back bar/ lounge with a toddler in the North End area.

phatchris Dec 1, 2012 06:13 AM

We lived in the North End for years and recently moved to the burbs with the birth of our son. We are meeting some friends for a drink this afternoon back in the old hood and bringing our one and a half year old along. Does anyone have a recommendation for a bar/ lounge that would be appropriate.


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    phatchris RE: phatchris Dec 1, 2012 06:40 AM

    We are thinking the Marriott or Sail Loft.

    1. ipsofatso RE: phatchris Dec 1, 2012 07:13 AM

      None I can think of would be appropriate.

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        phatchris RE: ipsofatso Dec 1, 2012 10:28 AM

        Thanks for the help. Not looking to go get drunk just a quick glass of wine and hello before dinner around 3pm

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          Bob Dobalina RE: ipsofatso Dec 1, 2012 10:54 AM

          I'm having trouble thinking of any "bars" in the North End. Living Room I guess...Sail Loft...What else? Lots of restaurants have bars, but are there in fact any straightforward pubs in the N.E.?

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            phatchris RE: Bob Dobalina Dec 1, 2012 11:36 AM

            There's the Corner Cafe, Goody Glovers, The Waterfront.. All of which I wouldn't bring my son.I was hoping for more of a hotel bar lobby feel and was coming up empty. Will probably just do the Marriott.

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              Gabatta RE: phatchris Dec 1, 2012 11:43 AM

              Fairmont Battery Wharf lounge?

        2. Kat RE: phatchris Dec 1, 2012 10:55 AM

          I would go with the Marriott rather than an actual freestanding bar. Someone can always take the toddler to play in the seating area of the lobby if necessary.

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            phatchris RE: Kat Dec 1, 2012 11:38 AM

            My thoughts exactly, just was wondering if I was forgetting a better option.

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              pasuga RE: phatchris Dec 2, 2012 05:17 PM

              It's been a while since I lived in the North End... would Joe's American Bar & Grill be an option?

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                Swankalicious RE: pasuga Dec 2, 2012 05:21 PM

                Not a lounge, but we've met friends for a light snack and wine at Daily Catch (at an off hour, so no wait), and had success. So casual.

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            phatchris RE: phatchris Dec 2, 2012 05:50 PM

            Thanks, we wound up running late and just grabbed dinner at Galleria 33 ( kitchen nightmares), which was fine with the little guys, and actually had a very good Osso Bucco with risotto.

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