Food & Drink

The 8 best cocktails to drink outside in the Seaport

Published On 08/26/2013 Published On 08/26/2013
Peach Julep at the Barking Crab
Dave Baldwin

Just because Monday is Labor Day doesn't mean your Summer has to come to an end. Although if it does, we can't think of a better way to bid it a fond adieu than by watching The Sound of Music!!! spending an afternoon playing hooky from work and day-drinking on all the Seaport's top patios. Which is exactly what we did last week, in order to uncover the eight best cocktails to imbibe while strolling down Seaport Blvd. Peach Julep at The Barking Crab In addition to a new streamlined Summer food menu and raw bar, the Crab's also rolled out a fresh list of libations, highlighted by their peachy take on the Southern classic.

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The Faceless Man at Sam's
Kick back on one of the Seaport's most raved-about rooftop patios (seriously, people won't shut up about this place) and enjoy Andrew's refreshing rum creation, which's mixed with plum wine, maraschino liqueur, lime juice, and ginger beer.

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Flight of whiskeys at Whiskey Priest
This may be a bad idea as you're only three stops in -- but why not eschew a cocktail at Whiskey Priest in favor of some nachos and their Aer Lingus flight of Connemara, Clontarf, and Kilbeggen Irish whiskeys? Just a thought.

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Pomegranate Margarita at Rosa Mexicano
Grab some shade behind the foliage of Rosa's Seaport Blvd patio whilst you take down their signature (since "When Doves Cry" topped the Billboard charts!!) frozen pomegranate margarita made with silver tequila and pomegranate juice. And, as you just knocked back a flight of whiskey, you should be completely secure in ordering a pink drink.

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The Cure at 75 on Liberty Wharf
Friday won't be the only day you're in love once you try 75's The Cure, a true Summer classic boasting Gosling’s Black Seal rum mixed with cream of coconut and orange/pineapple juices.

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The En Fuego at Temazcal
Don't be scared away by yet another fuschia-colored beverge, as the En Feugo from this popular waterfront tequileria brings the heat courtesy of jalapeno-infused El Jimador Blanco tequila mixed with Patron Citronage, agave nectar, and blood orange puree.

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In case you want to see it all close-up like.

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Chupacabra at Legal Seafood Harborside
Upon entering, immediately make your way to the third-floor roof deck and get your own incredibly tall, muscle-handled mug of mezcal (mixed with St. Germain, black tea, and pilsner) named for the legendary blood-drinking Latin cryptid.

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Flight of suds at Harpoon Brewery's Beer Hall
Finally, as you've pretty much just spent the entire day baking in the sun, perhaps you should pop inside Harpoon's Beer Hall and finish the afternoon with a tasty flight of their latest releases?

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1. Rosa Mexicano 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210

Grab some shade behind the foliage of Rosa's Seaport Blvd patio whilst you take down their signature (since "When Doves Cry" topped the Billboard charts!!) frozen pomegranate margarita made with silver tequila and pomegranate juice.

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2. The Barking Crab 88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210 (Fort Point Channel)

Grub includes favorites like Jonah crab claws, spicy beer-battered shrimp (tossed in soy molasses sauce), and steamed lobsters.

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3. Sam's at Louis 60 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02110 (South Boston)

Fan Pier bar and restaurant located in the Seaport District above the Louis Boston clothing store.

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4. The Whiskey Priest 150 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)

Right next to sister spot Atlantic Beer Garden, The Whiskey Priest takes the Irish pub scene to the waterfront with a roof patio and harbor views. While ABG is all about beer, TWP puts liquor first. There's a huge selection of whiskey (try one of the flights), but there's also more than 65 brews, including 35 drafts. As for food, expect Irish-accented fare (cheese fries with Irish bacon, corned beef sandwiches) as well as classic bar food (buffalo chicken sliders, tater tots).

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5. 75 on Liberty Wharf 220 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 (Financial Dist Waterfront)

75 on Liberty Wharf's the airy, window-heavy sister spot to Beacon Hill fave 75 Chestnut, built into a vacant glass-walled, kiosk-like building at the end of Fish Pier.

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6. Temazcal Tequila Cantina 250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 (Financial Dist Waterfront)

Venture on down to Liberty Wharf for a taste of Mexico with a side of ridiculous waterfront views. The kitchen’s got a James Beard-award-winning chef, who spent some time South of the border and brought back a pages-long roster of inspired dishes to the Seaport.

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7. Legal Sea Foods Harborside 270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)

The mother of all Legal Sea Foods, Legal Harborside is the upscale seafood chain's flagship restaurant on the Boston Waterfront. The 20,000sqft space takes over three floors, each with a different concept. The first floor is a nod to the restaurant's heritage as a casual all-day seafood market, complete with picnic tables and an oyster bar (up to 14 varieties of oysters are offered daily). On the second floor, a more formal dining room serves a sophisticated menu (you won't find any lobster rolls up here). Finally, overlooking the harbor on the third floor is a massive roof deck with wines by the glass, sushi, and small bites.

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8. Harpoon Beer Hall 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)

This German-style beer hall from the Harpoon Brewing Company holds 300 brewthusiasts and offers a view of the skyline (when you're not looking into the bottom of your glass wondering where all your delicious beer disappeared to).

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