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Old 08-13-2009, 04:44 PM
Location: East Boston, MA
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I'd go Harpoon over Sam Adams for the location mostly, but either would be fine. I prefer most Harpoon beers too, but Sam Adams is the original "Boston Lager" so it may mean a little more for your friend too.

For a pub crawl, I would absolutely go with the Faneuil area. The Black Rose on State is a good place to get started (they have typical Irish food too... not bad) and Mcfadden's across the street is cool too. Ned Divine's is nice as well. Bell-in-Hand always has a decent crowd and as do most of the bars over on the Blackstone Block (all this stuff is within easy walking distance). The best way to do this area is to just walk around and pick what looks best. Most of these bars are right next to each other so it's never a problem finding a place. Ned Divine's (actually IN Faneuil Hall) is wonderful and absolutely my favorite. The Purple Shamrock gets crowded and sometimes sloppy, so look inside before you head in.

For dinner, I'd see if you can get a late reservation over at Terramia in the North End. It's totally Boston Italian and absolutely wonderful (reasonably priced, excellent food). It's a small restaurant (maybe 13 tables or so) but a bottle of wine and some authentic Italian is the way to start a good evening. You can make reservations online and it's a 10 minute (easy) walk from the Faneuil Hall area. She'll enjoy the North End too... most European feeling neighborhood in the U.S.

Yeah, I'd absolutley check out Faneuil Hall. My second suggestion would be over near Fenway Park along Lansdowne Street. The bars there are cool, and not so rowdy. They have a little more dancing. If you want upscale clubs, the Theatre District is the place to go, but that's probably best for another night. For pub crawls, it's gotta be Faneuil Hall.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:16 AM
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Cool Kenmore Square area

There's some good night-clubs and Bars/pubs in the Kenmore square area, and the place is hopping esp if there's a ball-game that night. Might be worth checking out.

There's the Boston beer Works, Cask and Flagon, The Lansdowne, Tequila Rain, The Bleacher Bar (which has views into Fenway park)

KenmoreSquare - Nightlife in Boston - Zagat Survey (http://www.zagat.com/Nightlife/Boston/KenmoreSquare - broken link)

Jillians is pretty cool as well with fun and games
such as bowling and pool
Jillians Boston

Cornwalls Irish pub is also in Kenmore Square near Boston University Bookstore
by the "T" station
Cornwall's Restaurant

Cask and Flagon
Welcome to Cask'n Flagon

Bleacher BAr (warning music)
Welcome to Bleach Bar

Boston Beer Works - Fenway

Around Government Center I'd highly recommend
Beantown Pub
Beantown Pub - Welcome to Boston's Most Popular Pub

At 200 High St. in the Financial Distrcit near Rowes Wharf you'll find
Revolution Rock bar
Revolution Rock Bar & Lounge :: Boston's Hippest Nightclub for Dancing, DJ's, Live Music and more ...

There's a Joe's American Bar and Grille -By Columbus Park in the North End
Joe's American Bar and Grill
Joe's American Bar and Grill

in the back bay by Hynes Convention Center is the
Cactus Club (Highly Recommended)
The Cactus Club

I'd also recommend the FOURS bar in North Station and SOme of the Sports Bars around North Station- By the Boston garden
The Four's - Restaurant & Sports Bar

The North End i- Little Italy also has some nice bars in the
italian restaurants if you want to eat italian food

Most of the good irish pubs are around the financial district-Government Center. :-)

Other links: Boston Nightclub news: --http://www.bostonnightclubnews.com/

Boston's 10 Best bar reviews
Boston Bars, Pubs: 10Best Bar, Pub Reviews

There's 6B lounge on Beacon St. near Park St. and Government Center
6B Lounge Martini Bar Downtown Boston MA Nightclub Lounge Bar Beacon Hill Open Mic Nightlife 80s Night Private Functions Parties Fine Food
6B Martini lounge

Also at the Boston Garden is the Greatest Bar
on 262 Friend St.

On Broad St in the Financial District is the well known
"Littlest Bar"
The Littlest Bar - Financial District - Boston, MA

North End --I'd recommend

Bacco Ristorante and Bar
Bacco Ristorante and Bar | Experience the North End

Cantina Italiana
Hanover St---http://www.cantinaitaliana.com/

Some good irish pubs to check out are

Kinsale--- Classic Irish Pub and Restaurants - The Asgard & The Kinsale
(GOVT CENTER - Green/Blue line)

Crossroads ---(Hynes) (green Line, B,C,D,E) 495 Beacon St.
Welcome to Crossroads Irish Pub and Restaurant Boston MA - We are the original Irish Pub in Boston

Boston Irish Pub Directory--- Boston Irish Pub Directory | Irish Bars, Pubs, Clubs Boston Ma

Pour House Bar and Grille (Hynes/Copley) (green line)(Hynes: "B,C,D," Copley: "B,C,D,E") --- PourHouseBoston.com: The # 1 Bar in Boston

Clery's Pub ---(Copley Square(GREEN: "B,C,D,E")/back Bay Station (ORANGE)
Boston Irish Restaurants and Pubs with Music from Ireland at The Black Rose (http://www.irishconnection.com/clerys.html - broken link)

Jose McIntyre's---160 Milk St---http://www.irishconnection.com/joses.html

Coogan's--171 Milk St.-http://www.irishconnection.com/coogans.html
(financial district)(Aquarium)(BLUE)/(State)(ORANGE/BLUE)

Hurricane O'Reiley's (highly recommended)--150 Canal St. (North Station) (Boston Garden)(Orange Line/Green Line: North Station)
Boston Irish Restaurants and Pubs with Music from Ireland at The Black Rose (http://www.irishconnection.com/hurricanes.html - broken link)

The Purple Shamrock --1 Union St. --financial District
Boston Irish Restaurants and Pubs with Music from Ireland at The Black Rose (http://www.irishconnection.com/shamrock.html - broken link)
(Blue/Orange: State) (Green/Orange: Haymarket)

Dillon's Restaurant and Bar --Hynes COnvention Center
http://www.irishconnection.com/dillons.html-(Green (broken link) Line: Hynes) (B,C,D)
(E) to Copley then walk- down Boylston St.

Brownstone--- Boston Irish Restaurants and Pubs with Music from Ireland at The Black Rose (http://www.irishconnection.com/brownstone.html - broken link)
111 Dartmouth St. (Back Bay/Copley Square)
Orange Line: back bay, Green Line: "E" : Prudential , Green Line: "B,C,D,E" "COpley"

Kitty O'Shea's Irish Pub --131 State St.--- Kitty O'Shea
(Blue Line: Aquarium) (Orange/Blue Line: State) (Green Line/Blue Line: Govt Center)

Boston irish Pubs
Boston Irish Pubs

Faneuil Hall / Quincy market has the Blackhorse Tavern at Durgin Park Restaurant --- Durgin Park > Home (http://www.durgin-park.com/web/ - broken link)

There's also various food places you can grab a quick bite to eat at Faneuil Hall/Quincy Marketplace

Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market, Boston - Restaurants - VirtualTourist.com

The Cheers Bar is here
too there's a life size cut out of Norm from cheers and memorobillia.

Legal Seafood by the Aquarium/Marriott Hotel long wharf also has a good bar and great seafood
Legal Sea Foods - The Standard for Quality and Freshness in the Restaurant Business.

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Old 08-14-2009, 06:19 AM
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Cool Emmets

I also enjoy Emmets Irish Pub on Beach St. near Government center
Emmets Irish Pub and Restaurant Boston MA Purveyors Fine wines food spirits Coffee Bar Nightclub Open Mic Beacon Hill Celtic

great irish food, laid back local atmosphere, and good bar
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:21 AM
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Cool Holiday Inn Govt Center

I'd suggest the Holiday Inn at Government Center so you could be within walking distance of everything
Holiday Inn BOSTON Hotels | BOSTON AT BEACON HILL | Welcome
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:33 PM
Location: Sharon, MA
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Dude, the peeps on city-data rock. When I think about how much time and thought some posters put into their recommendations, it awe's me.

Thank you all SO much.
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