Boston’s Best Sangria

May 29, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo Credit: Masa)

While sangria is really a cocktail that can be enjoyed any time of year, nothing beats a frosty and fruity glass of sangria when temperatures begin to warm up in Boston. Whether the sangria is paired with small plates or alongside an entrée, it goes well with just about anything. These spots combine everything from wine, liquor and fresh fruit juices in each glass of its own restaurant version.

(Photo Credit: Tapeo)

(Photo Credit: Tapeo)

Tapeo Restaurant & Tapas Bar
266 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-4799

Located in the Back Bay on Newbury Street, amongst shops and other restaurants, sits Tapeo. As the name suggests, this spot is loved for its small plates, aka tapas. From sizzling garlic shrimp to sautéed artichokes, there is something to satisfy a wide range of palates. Nothing pairs more perfectly with tapas than sangria, and Tapeo offer diners a few options of this delightful drink. The traditional house option is the red sangria for $9 a glass or $28 for a pitcher. For the same price, there’s also cava sangria which combines cava and fresh juices. Sangria royal features Patron Citronge along with a cava float for $10 a glass or $32 a pitcher. But nothing hits the spot more than berry sangria featuring fruit-infused simple syrup with white wine and a cava float for $9.50 a glass or $30 a pitcher.

(Photo Credit: Max & Dylan's)

(Photo Credit: Max & Dylan’s)

Max & Dylans Kitchen & Bar
15 West St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 423-3600

A perfect place to meet after work in downtown Boston is Max & Dylans Kitchen & Bar. Sliders, flatbread pizzas and comfort food favorites like macaroni and cheese are affordable in price and delicious in taste. To wash it down, mojitos, martinis and margaritas fill the menu, but it’s the sangria that stands out. For just $9, sip on fruity sangria featuring red raspberry or give the white apple sangria a try.

(Photo Credit: Masa)

(Photo Credit: Masa)

439 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-8884

Located in the South End, Masa serves up dishes with influences from the Southwest but with hints of New England flair. There is a range of cuisine offered including tapas, steaks, fresh seafood and much more. Masa prides itself on its drink selection with tequila flights aplenty, margaritas and many innovative cocktail creations including sangria. It offers a signature red sangria for just $7 and also features specialty white sangria, seasonally, as well for $10.

Related: Boston’s Best Tapas

Rattlesnake Bar and Grill


Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake
384 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-8555

Award-winning restaurant and bar, Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake is centrally located in the Back Bay. It is always a popular place to gather with friends since it features outdoor dining and delicious cuisine including appetizers perfect for sharing like wings or nachos, plus tacos, hearty sandwiches and comfort food classics like macaroni and cheese or ribs. To wash it all down, margaritas, mojitos, martinis and a range of beverages fill the menu. However, the sangria is a main highlight from the list. It’s a house-made Spanish sangria with fresh fruits and juices for $8 a glass or $24 for a carafe.

(Photo Credit: The Place)

(Photo Credit: The Place)

The Place
2 Broad St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 523-2081

With its recent renovations, The Place offers modern décor and American pub grub dishes to nosh on including sliders, chicken wings, pizza and nachos. There’s plenty of beer and wine options to choose from, but the sangria is a unique combination of delicious flavors. It’s called the Sunny White Sangria for $8 a glass. The Place takes chardonnay, Stoli Blueberi and lemonade, and combines it with a splash of pineapple juice and soda water for a pleasant and refreshing cocktail.

Related: Boston’s Best Margaritas

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