This no-nonsense pub is an essential stop-off if you’re spending the day exploring the city. The Curley Burger, a brisket, chuck, and short-rib blend stacked with cheese, grilled onions, housemade pickles, and Russian dressing, will be calling your name after a long day on your feet. There’s also the Veggie Burger made from quinoa and black beans topped with cheddar, tomato, lettuce, caramelized onion, and jamama sauce—a mix of sour cream and chive.
This much-adored Downtown barroom is known for its stellar selection of brews, but you really should put a serious dent in the cocktail list with tempting options ranging from Milano Sours (Fernet, Rittenhouse rye, orgeat, and lemon) to the refreshing B&T (vodka, raspberry, lemon, topped with elderflower foam). They also lay claim to one of the best burgers in town—perfect for soaking up all that liquid debauchery. Bourbon lovers, be on the lookout for one of the tastiest whiskey smashes around. To boot, the quaint streetside patio is a top spot for taking in the hustle and bustle of Boston with a cocktail firmly in hand.