Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name.
While almost no one knew our names in Boston, my friend and I had an incredible time bopping around Beantown, taking in the beautiful, historic sites, and catching our beloved Chicago Blackhawks as they faced the Boston Bruins.
Check out what we did and where we ate (more like where DIDN’T we eat?!) during our quick getaway to Boston!
Where we ate
Looking for a delish brunch with live music and craft cocktails? Head over to The Beehive, a popular Boston restaurant with a funky vibe, spectacular service, and amazing cuisine. I recommend the eggs benedict and the braised beef cheek poutine.
Looking for a sweet treat while strolling the streets of Boston? Head to Georgetown Cupcake, an adorable bakery that boasts some of the most creative cupcakes I’ve ever seen. With seasonal specialties in addition to classic flavors, Georgetown Cupcake’s super diverse and broad menu has dozens of options that you don’t want to miss.
Atlantic Fish Co.
Of COURSE you need to grab your fill of seafood while in Boston, amirite? We asked locals for recommendations to their favorite seafood spots and honestly, they were all over the board. We settled on Atlantic Fish Co. and it did not disappoint! Our meals included some of the best seafood I’ve ever had, starting with a hearty bowl of clam chowder – uh, I mean “chowdah.”
Mike & Patty’s
Boston and coffee are pretty darn synonymous with one another, and Mike & Patty’s had some good joe. This cute, no-frills corner cafe only has a few items on their menu, but honestly that’s all they really need. A simple cup of black coffee turned out to be one of my favorite parts of our mornings – who knew!?
Pastoral ARTisan Pizza + Kitchen + Bar
Sometimes you just need a good pizza. You can’t miss out on some woodfire goodness from Pastoral, a fantastic Italian restaurant with a cool vibe and some delicious pizza. We LOVED our prosciutto pizza, and the Brussels sprouts were to die for. 10/10 would absolutely visit again!
If you’re anywhere near Little Italy, you MUST grab a cannoli at Mike’s Pastry. From chocolate chip to pistachio and everything in between, you cannot go wrong with any order. leave with a box of Italian cookies and some cannolis to go and thank me later.
Where we drank
You can’t go to Boston without checking out a brewery! Boston’s own Harpoon Brewery is a perfect place to try out dozens of beers, right on the water. I was a huge fan of their Irish Stout
Yeah I know, it’s a tourist trap, but the Cheers bar is actually super fun to check out. Sit at the bar stools of your favorite actors, bask in the authenticity, and enjoy reliving your favorite sitcom in this Boston staple.
What we did
Blackhawks vs. Bruins
It was actually by coincidence that our hometown team was playing in Boston the weekend we booked our trip – seriously, we found the cheap flight, THEN checked out the Blackhawks schedule. Obviously that meant we had to check out the game! We had an absolute blast and the local fans could not have been kinder to us. If a local Boston team is playing while you visit, I highly recommend taking in a game!
Boston Public Library
Why not take in a little history while you’re walking around downtown? The Boston Public Library is STUNNING and well work a look. Spend as long or as little time as you please and make sure to read some of the tidbits of info posted along the stairs and on the walls.