South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Loved by South End locals for its dog friendly attitude, cupcakes and desserts, South End Buttery serves up a wide variety of options in addition to its sweets, including American classic entrees such as meatloaf, pot pie and cheeseburgers. Come here for hot coffee, tea and cocoa any time, but when that cold is truly in your bones, nothing beats the Buttery hot toddy. Featuring Diabolique bourbon, chamomile tea, honey and lemon, theirs is available to soothe your senses for $10.
75 On Liberty Wharf
220 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
Newcomer to the Waterfront and Seaport area is 75 on Liberty Wharf. Thought it may be smaller than some of its neighbors, the American cuisine and seafood dishes, plus water views to enjoy, quickly made it stand out from the rest. It also offers a Firepit Side Drinks menu with a range of hot cocktail concoctions. For $11, enjoy a peppermint hot toddy with rye whiskey, organic peppermint tea, honey, nutmeg and cinnamon; a warming combination. Don’t miss the mulled wine, spiked warm apple cider, Irish coffee and other cold-inspired beverages this winter.
1 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
Located in the Back Bay, Finale is the place to go for food, drinks and especially decadent desserts. It boasts a creative cocktail list to compliment its cuisine. The menu features a whole hot toddies section. Grab a cup of Illy coffee or cappuccino for $7.99, hot chocolate for $8.99, and delicious combinations of heated drinks that feature Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico, Disaronno and a wide range of other alcohol options to spike up any warming beverage.
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Stephi’s On Tremont
571 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118
The South End is filled with restaurants, bars and boutiques, but Stephi’s on Tremont is a stand-out spot. Serving a satisfying brunch, lunch and dinner, Stephi’s features an American menu that caters to a wide range of cravings. Its Winter Warm Ups menu, for $11, features a tropical toddy with Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum, seasonal spices, house-infused pineapple vodka and hot water. Also enjoy winter sangria on the menu for $10 — a chilled seasonal beverage with red wine, pomegranate, plum, pear, cinnamon and allspice — if hot drinks are not your cup of tea.
125 River St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
River Gods keeps it classic in Cambridge with a regular hot whiskey. It uses Powers Whiskey, sugar, cloved lemon and hot water, for an old fashioned hot toddy at $8.75. Also try the hot port, featuring port, sugar, cloved lemon, hot water and a cinnamon stick for $9.50. In addition to traditional drinks, River Gods serves dinner and features entertainment to create an all-around, award-winning option.
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