Traveling to Boston for the Marathon

Discussion in 'New England' started by stewart124, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. stewart124

    stewart124 Dec 13, 2003 Ohio

    I am sure this comes up every year but what are some great places for after the marathon and what are the places to avoid? I will be staying in Cambridge but I am willing to travel a bit. I was thinking The Publick House & Monk's Cell sounded interesting... Thoughts?
     
  2. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Lord hobo and cbc in cambridge. 20 other ppl will come on and say the same. Publick house is good but isolate and kind of a bitch to get to and find parking. Sunset grille and deep ellum in allston are really solid as well
     
  3. Beerista

    Beerista Sep 11, 2012 Massachusetts

    Publick House is along the route, and likely to be insanely jammed. I suggest returning immediately to Cambridge and getting a table at Cambridge Brewing Company or Lord Hobo. These are in the Kendall square neighborhood, easily accessible by car or the Red Line. Both are listed under Places above.

    One thing you want to do is stay on the same side of the marathon route as where you're staying, to avoid getting cut off by the waves of runners. The route area gets very, very crowded.
     
    FrankLloydMike likes this.
  4. stewart124

    stewart124 Dec 13, 2003 Ohio

    Good to know. All this makes perfect sense and I will do some research on those places.
     
  5. CuriousMonk

    CuriousMonk Dec 24, 2010 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    Do you guys know if beers are available in the Boston area from New England Brewing Co. Looks like many of the restaurants/bars I've looked in the area do not sell beers from the New England Brewing... Is there a place to find those at one of the several liquor stores in the area?
     
  6. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Yes and no. No, for anything you'll probably want- NEBCO does not distribute to Massachusetts right now, and so there is definitely nothing hoppy, and definitely nothing fresh. Almost assuredly nothing on tap either.

    However, there is a fair bit of Wet Willy (mostly 2010) on the shelves if you look carefully, and a few bottles of Friar's Quad as well. Not sure what's up with the Wet Willy - almost looks like the distributor discovered a huge stash of it or something, because a LOT of the stores I frequent have it. IMO, the 2010 is past its prime - but your mileage may vary.
     
    CuriousMonk likes this.
  7. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    I don't think so. They pulled out of MA last year and I think they are only doing cans and kegs in CT if I recall correctly.
     
    CuriousMonk likes this.
  8. CuriousMonk

    CuriousMonk Dec 24, 2010 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    Thanks guys!
     
  9. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Nov 12, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    I'd like to chime in as one of those 20 people that suggest CBC. Great food too and there's an awesome movie theater nearby!
     
  10. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    The entire city is to be avoided on marathon Monday. Seriously. It's a clusterfuck.
     
  11. lostsurf24

    lostsurf24 Nov 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Don't even bother trying to cross the river or go far for the Marathon. Honestly if you want beer go to Lord Hobo. If you want to be able to see the race in a more lively atmosphere go to Cambridge Brewing Co. and you can probably watch it and drink awesome beers! Other then that there is Mead Hall righ near CBC. If you choose to go into the city that day you are on your own. Be warned...
     
  12. yuppiescum

    yuppiescum Jun 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    If you're watching along the route, you can probably solo cup it.
     
  13. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Jump in as a bandit. You'll get around easier.
     
  14. Auror

    Auror Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    If you want to be along the route, you just have to get there early. Be aware that the city is 1/4 college students and they will all be drunk by 11am. Also many of the stops on green line trains are closed.

    But the marathon is a great time.
     
  15. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Dec 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    If anyone is going to be around the start of the race in Hopkinton, swing by The Vin Bin, 22 South Street. We have a pretty nice selection of beers if you need something for a party. Come say hi.
     
  16. brikelly

    brikelly Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Hope all of you who ran the race are OK, as are your friends and families.
     
  17. seanwhite

    seanwhite Jan 31, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Prayers to all of those impacted by the cowardly act today.
     
    JrGtr, jim102864, DHS1029 and 7 others like this.
  18. Beerlistman

    Beerlistman Jul 9, 2009 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I made this post on the ISO:FT forums and wanted to post it here:

    Hey all, on a serious note. I have been very fortunate in my life and have experienced the joy and pain of finishing a marathon. I am incredibly shocked and saddened about the events that happened today at the Boston Marathon. If you ran today and didn't finish or did finish (congratulations!), and you are the first person to BM me, I will send you a 12 bottle shipper of various beers from my cellar for free. I will pay shipping.

    Proof through a pic of your bib picture or results will be needed. I am looking to just do something nice for a fellow runner. Prayers to all those effected.

    -Greg
     
    Dools9, brikelly, AdamP and 11 others like this.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!