– By Meghan MalloyWhether your college roommates are coming in from out of town, or you are just getting your best girl friends together, with a little bit of planning, you can have a stellar night out in Boston. Mix and match any of the below options for good times that start in the late afternoon and take you through to last call.
Start with an afternoon of Relaxation
Hours: Mon 10 am – 8 pm; Tue-Fri 8 am – 8 pm; Sat 8 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 6 pmBoston has many spas, but most can’t boast a rooftop terrace or a skylight hot tub. G2O offers those relaxing amenities and much more. Gather your girls together late afternoon and head in for manicures and pedicures or other spa services to get ready for the big night. For the ultimate in city chic, be sure to book reservations in advance.
Rooftop Pool at the Colonnade
120 Huntington AveBoston, MA
Hours: Daily 8am – 8pm
website and reviewsBoston’s only rooftop pool is half price, just $20 for a half day, from 3:00-8:00. Get a little color before heading out for a night on the town. If your big night out is any day between Monday and Friday, bring your group for some late afternoon sun, and have a few cocktails as day turns into night.
Head Out To Dinner
795 Main StCambridge, MA 02139
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
websiteThe perfect place for a girly night, Cuchi Cuchi is a must for fashionistas with a love for all things art deco. Decorated in rich fabrics, old world furniture, candelabras and servers decked out in feathers, hats, and jewels, Cuchi Cuchi brings the world to your table. Small plates mean that you and your group will want to – and be able to – try just about everything. Cocktails range from the classic to the creative and are just as sassy as their surroundings.
Sam’s at Louis
60 Northern AvenueBoston, MA 02110
Hours: Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm; Fri 11:30am-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-9pmIf the weather is good, Sam’s at Louis is the place to be for sunset, in addition to a menu teeming with perfect cocktail snacks, seasonally inspired first courses, and entrée portions large enough to share. Sam’s cocktails are beautiful with quite a few girly options, and the service is friendly and accommodating. If you are heading to Sam’s, keep your plans for the rest of the night open; you might just want to spend the duration there rocking out to live music (Friday nights only) and sipping your way through the cocktail menu.
Keep the Night Going At Lounges with Plenty of Cocktails
1 Appleton StreetBoston, MA 02116
Hours: Open Tue-Wed, Sun 5pm-12am; Thu-Sat 5pm-1amAlso a great place to kick off the evening (They offer a special weekly food and drink pairing that is a steal!) 28 Degrees is the dimly lit, sexy, South End lounge to love. They mix up their cocktails seasonally, offering some pretty spicy options like their featured summer cocktail with a base of jalapeno-infused tequila. 28 Degrees’ in house DJ gets the party started and keeps it going until close. If your night out happens to be a Sunday, 28 Degrees will still keep you entertained with a variety of special guests, depending on the week.
215 Charles StBoston, MA 02114
website and reviewsThe perfect place for people-watching, be sure to take a wander around this jail-turned-hotspot before settling in at the bar or on couches flanked by famous mug shots. The lockup theme continues with cool cocktails like the Jail Bait and the Jesse James. Swanky bottle service is available, and gourmet bar bites are available into the night.
Meghan Malloy is a Marketing & Social Media Consultant in Boston. She shares her love of food, wine,
and travel in her blog Travel, Wine, and Dine: traveleatlove.com.