Because you can only watch rhythmic gymnastics for so long before quickly changing the channel when your roommate walks in, take a break from the coverage to partake of the Hawthorne's Olympiad of libations: an internationally inspired beverage for each day of the Games (selected based on the day's events/ matchups), including sure gold medalists like the Jamaican rum Queen's Park Swizzle and a Bols Genever tribute to the Netherlands called the Dutch Oven.
1. The Hawthorne
500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
This inaugural adventure from famed drink-slinger Jackson Cannon boasts creations like the bourbon, bitters and lemon Paper Plane and an espresso number made with Galliano Ristretto and chocolate called The Dickie B. Hawthorne also offers small bites like deviled eggs with crispy prosciutto, pickled anchovy & chorizo toast, and a roasted pepper/arugula steak salad. Dress to impress because the bar is located in the upscale Hotel Commonwealth in Boston’s Back Bay.