Category Archives: Cocktails

Cheers: Mayor looks to add 152 new liquor licenses in Boston

Stella Patio PartyEarlier this week Mayor Marty Walsh office working in conjunction with City Councilor Ayanna Pressley would add another 152 non-transferable liquor licenses to the City of Boston over the next three years. The proposal would bring the following to Boston from 2017 to 2019:

-Ten citywide (seven all-alcohol licenses and three malt & wine) licenses a year, with no more than three a year able to go to Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and North End each (30 total)

-Five licenses (three all-alcohol and two malt & wine) a year, 15 per neighborhood over three years, for each of the following: Dorchester, E. Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill and Roxbury (105 total)

-Five licenses (three all-alcohol and two malt & wine) a year for Main Streets Districts (15 total) as well as one all-alcohol license for the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End (hooray!) And finally the Lawn on D would get one all-alcohol license.

More needs to be done to reform the State’s antiquated liquor licensing laws but this is a move in the right direction. You can read the full article from BostInno, here.

Madonna at the Isabella Stewart Gardner on Feb 16

boyfriendsThe Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hosting their monthly Third Thursdays at the Gardner next week. For those who are unfamiliar with this monthly party, the museum stays open after hours, brings in a DJ, and sets up a cash bar for people to meet and mingle.

This month the theme is Madonna. DJ DayGlow has created an all vinyl set for the courtyard inspired by divas and femmes, blending mainstream and underground electronic music from the past and future including the likes of: Madonna, Kate Bush, Prince, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, and Grace Jones.

If you use The Welcoming Committee’s link below you can save a few bucks off the general admission price and read more about ISGM 3rd Thursdays.

3rd Thursday at the ISGM – Madonna 

Opus Affair monthly social tonight

opus affair, gay bostonLooking for something to do after work? Want to meet new, interesting people in Boston? Check out Opus Affair’s monthly cocktail social after work tonight at Tapestry in the heart of the Fenway.

There is no cost to join, but Opus Affair does asks you to RSVP so they can keep count and ensure the bar has enough staff – this group is very popular and attracts a large, friendly crowd.

Opus Affair Cocktail Social 6-9PM
Tapestry
69 Kilmarnock Street in The Fenway
RSVP – Yes, I’m Going

About: Opus Affair is a mix of artists and art appreciators who get together each month for cocktails and to chat about the arts scene in Boston. Some come for serious networking, others come for fun. There’s no agenda—just a chance to have a few drinks with other like-minded folks. Bring some friends or come make some new ones.

Opus Affair cocktail social tonight 6-9PM at Stoddard’s

LGBT social, gay bostonLooking for something to do after work? Want to meet new, interesting people in Boston? Why not check out Opus Affair’s monthly cocktail social which takes place after work at Stoddard’s in Downtown Crossing?

There is no cost but Opus Affair does ask people to RSVP if possible so they can keep count and ensure the bar has enough staff – this group is very popular and attracts a large crowd. If you’re thinking of going RSVP – it takes just a minute.

Opus Affair Cocktail Social 6-9PM
Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale
48 Temple Place, Boston
RSVP – Yes, I’m Going

About: Opus Affair is a mix of artists and art appreciators who get together each month for cocktails and to chat about the arts scene in Boston. Some come for serious networking, others come for fun. There’s no agenda—just a chance to have a few drinks with other like-minded folks. Bring some friends or come make some new ones.

Lion’s Tail cocktail lounge rumored to open in Ink Block this week

lions-tail-ink-block-south-endLocated next to Fuji on Harrison Ave in the Ink Block, Lion’s Tail is rumored to possibly open this coming weekend.  According to a write up in Boston Magazine the cocktail bar and restaurant will accommodate approximately 120 people, and the space will have a long, curving bar that spans the room, two communal high-tops, and dining tables with tufted black leather banquettes.

The space is marketed as a speakeasy which strikes me as odd, considering it is in the Ink Block which gives off anything but an old-time speakeasy vibe. Having said that, I’m game anytime a new bar or restaurant wants to open in the neighborhood and I look forward to checking out Lion’s Tail once they open.

You can follow Lion’s Tail on Facebook by liking their page, here. For more information you can read the Boston Magazine article, here.

Opus Affair monthly social tonight

Opus AffairJoin Opus Affair in BackBay this evening is at Post 390 for their roving, monthly cocktail social, from 6 – 9 PM.

Don’t forget to RSVP
There is no cost – it is just to help them keep track of numbers

About Opus Affair in their own words: Opus Affair is a mix of artists and art appreciators who get together each month for cocktails and to chat about the arts scene in Boston…or whatever else comes to mind. Some people come for serious networking, others come for fun. There’s no agenda—just a chance to have a few drinks with other like-minded folks.

Opus Affair cocktail social tonight

Opus AffairJoin Opus Affair in Central Square this evening at Brick & Mortar for their roving, monthly cocktail social, from 6 – 9 PM.

Don’t forget to RSVP
There is no cost – it is just to help them keep track of numbers

About Opus Affair in their own words: Opus Affair is a mix of artists and art appreciators who get together each month for cocktails and to chat about the arts scene in Boston…or whatever else comes to mind. Some people come for serious networking, others come for fun. There’s no agenda—just a chance to have a few drinks with other like-minded folks.