drink fb2 Boston Top Shelf Review: Drink

(credit: Drink's Facebook page)

348 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210 (617) 695-1806 ‎

As you step down into this historic Fort Point establishment you realize this isn’t your average watering hole.  Drink is a painter’s palate of flavors, scents and moods where the next masterpiece is awaiting creation. 

The bar uses no drink list. Instead they inquire about a patron’s mood or have them describe a flavor, taste or liquor that they are interested in.  The bar’s drink artists then create a masterpiece using such items as fresh rosemary growing right in the room, rose water from antique medicine droppers and premier aged spirits. 

Just when you think that the process can’t get any more labor intensive, you notice the 50 pound ice block behind the bar being chiseled away to cool and crisp that drink your mood just inspired.  No two drinks are ever the same, each an original work of art. 

The bar and wait staff seem eager to read your mind, explain and suggest mixtures of flavors and scents.  If you aren’t on the adventurous side, you can partake in the great selection of craft beers and top vintage wines from around the world. 

The crowd is a mix of the smart and trendy that appreciates quality not quantity. The atmosphere is last century industrial with exposed beams ceilings and original brick and granite block walls.  The windows show a skewed perspective with the bar being slightly sunken below the street level.  The “Bug Box” collections are a 19th century history lesson especially if you ask about the beetle wings. Drink is located on the upper edge of South Boston not far from the channel and contemporary art museums. 

All in all, this a place where you feel as if you have entered an artist’s grotto studio.  Drink though, is a studio of the libation kind!

Shawn Sixx is a producer for CBS Radio Boston’s WZLX. He is also a contributing writer for AMP Magazine and Ryan’s Smashing Life.

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