There are quite a few bars in Boston that offer a great drink selection, excellent service, and a nice atmosphere, but sometimes narrowing the choices can be tricky. Everyone’s dad is different, so finding a spot that’s going to work for your dad and make his Father’s Day really memorable is key. Whether Dad wants to go to a trendy place that is a bit out of his comfort zone, or he would prefer to go somewhere quiet with a nice atmosphere, there are many choices in the city. Below you will find a list of the best places to grab a drink with the dad in your life.
1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210
Enjoy a drink with an incredible view at Strega Waterfront. Sit at the round bar or enjoy a glass of wine on the gorgeous patio, weather permitting, and you won’t be disappointed. Aside from the gorgeous views of the Boston Harbor, the restaurant has a notable wine list. Though relaxing, Strega is quite trendy and caters to local celebrities, including Celtics and Bruins players, on a regular basis.
Samuel Adams Brewery
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
Although the brewery is not open on Sundays, this is the perfect place to take your beer-loving dad this Father’s Day weekend. Not only will you learn about how beer is crafted, but you will also get to taste some of the different brews. This is a great idea for a guy’s day out, and will take your “drink” idea one step further by turning it into a bonding activity. Dad’s who enjoy a good learning experience will love visiting Sam Adams Brewery. Get information on brewery tour dates and times here.
Grill 23 & Bar
161 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
Grill 23’s bar is quite the place to hang out. The bar area itself is situated in front of large windows, which makes the area seem really spacious. There are televisions on if you and dad want to watch a game, but it is also just a great place to sit, chat, and relax. Many people tend to dress up (country club attire), so keep that in mind. This isn’t sports bar, it’s an upscale steak house, so you’ll find great cocktails and martinis like the Blackberry Old Fashion and Bourbon Peach Tea.
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The Glenville Stops
87 Glenville Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
The Glenville Stops has a great ambiance, and is the perfect place to grab a drink with Dad. The environment is very calm and relaxing. Since there aren’t any televisions, it’s the perfect place to have a conversation. Many people rave about the drinks, but more rave about the prices. Grab some bar bites, like the mushroom baguette or griddled cheese, to accompany your drafts – of which you can find lagers, saisons, wheats, ciders, meads and ales. It’s a great spot, and a few drinks won’t break the bank. That Is what dad would call a win/win.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
If you are looking for a hotspot to take your dad, but do not want to overdo it, Island Creek Oyster Bar is the place for you. The restaurant and bar has a Manhattan feel but serves up tasty New England shore food, wine and spirits. The atmosphere is really superb, as is the service. If your dad is hip, and you are looking for something fun, Island Creek Oyster Bar is definitely a must try.
Boston-based writer Effie Orfanides keeps up with all of the latest happenings in her city. She loves eating at Boston’s hotspots, having drinks at the trendiest bars, and enjoying all that Boston has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.