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Bottle Shops or Must visit tap houses in Downtown Boston

Discussion in 'New England' started by MADPolo, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    This may have been asked before but I figured I'd ask to my specific needs.

    I will be in Boston the second to last weekend in March. I am attending a convention at the Boston Convention center and staying at a Days Inn not far away from that. I won't have a vehicle, as we are flying into Logan and getting taxi'd to the hotel. We will be on foot the whole weekend.

    I'm wondering if in that general walking area of the convention center are there any bottle shops to maybe grab some bottles I can't get in FL, as well as are there any tap houses I can possibly stop by and try some taps that I can't get here.

    I appreciate any help.
  2. commis

    commis Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

    Don't fear the T, man.
    Publick House. Steps off of the Green Line.
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  3. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    No T fear here, I'll make a note of it.
  4. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Which Days Inn? The Convention Center is close to the red line which can take you to Kendall Square - short walk to the Cambridge Brewing Company and Lord Hobo. Bottle shops on the red line - Liquor World in Porter Square and Downtown Wine & Spirits in Davis Square both right off the train.
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  5. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Sorry, got the Days Inn part wrong. We are at the Holiday Inn Express on 69 Boston Street.
  6. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Ah...well that is very close to the Andrew Square stop, also on the red line.
  7. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Disciple (321) Jun 20, 2009 Illinois
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    I visited Cambridge Brewing over Labor Day 2012 and loved the brews. All the barrel treatmens were excellent! I think it's a must.
  8. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    I appreciate the suggestions. I'll have to plan on making some stops and saving some room in my suitcase!
  9. kinopio

    kinopio Disciple (327) Apr 30, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Your hotel is not in a good location for beer or much of anything else but it is off the Red Line(Andrew Station) which will make getting to Cambridge Brewing Company(CBC) easy. Its by far the best brewpub in the area. Take the red line to the Kendall stop and check out CBC, Lord Hobo and Meadhall. Also off the red line at the Charles/MGH stop is Charles Street Liquor which has a good bottle selection. Or take the Red Line to Downtown Crossing and go to Boston Wine Exchange. There are a few good bars around there in the downtown area such as Stoddards, Kinsale, Jacob Wirth, and jm Curley but the ones in Cambridge are better, just a bit farther away.
  10. AleLovinRuskie

    AleLovinRuskie Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2009 Massachusetts

    As long as you're on the red line, if you have time you could ride out to Porter Sq. and hit up Liquor World. Great selection and right next to the T stop. I live here in Southie and will be the first to admit we don't have much in the way of good beer bars, but you could hop the #9 down to Local 149, and I'd strongly recommend a visit to Social Wines, which is right next to the Broadway stop on the red line.
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