Category Archives: Cocktails

The State’s task force on alcohol looks to update Massachusetts draconian laws

Do you think Massachusetts alcohol laws are draconian and need updating? The State’s task force wants to hear from you – but here is the catch if you want to join the task force’s five groups (focus areas) complete this online survey by noon on Friday, July 7, to apply for a position.

The task force will be asked to identify and remedy problem areas across five broad categories by working with people like you (if you’re interested) to discuss proposed recommendations and action items in the following areas:

  • Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) Operations and Resources
  • Industry Improvements
  • Licensing Process
  • Local Economic Development
  • Public Health, Safety and Prevention

More about the task force can be read here.

Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic is at Club Cafe, May 4th

gay boston, LGBT cocktail classic, Club CafeDo you love a great cocktail? Check out The Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic – the world’s largest annual LGBTQ bartending competition – is next week. This is the fourth consecutive year the competition has come to Boston.  Shown above is last year’s winner, Luis Arzuaga, who proudly represented Boston in the national competition down in Key West, Florida.

Do you think you have what it takes and want to learn more or perhaps you are a cocktail enthusiast? Either way, mark the date in your calendar and head over to Club Cafe on Thursday, May 4th.

What: The Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic – Boston competition
When: Thursday, May 4th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Where: Club Cafe
Details: RSVP Here

gay bostonAdmission to the event is free. Those who RSVP (see the link I included above) will also be eligible for the following:

  • The chance to win a trip to Key West Pride for two
  • Complimentary Stoli cocktails
  • The first 100 RSVP’d guests through the door upon check-in will receive a Stoli drink ticket plus a wrist band to sample all of the contestants cocktails and vote for their favorite bartender.

Opus Affair cocktail social tonight at Towne in Back Bay

Opus AffairLooking 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 Towne Stove & Spirits in the Back Bay?

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
Towne Stove & Spirits
900 Boylston Street, 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.

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.