Freedom Trail Boston Restaurant Guide – Historic Restaurants Make Your Visit More Fun

For those visiting Boston’s fantastic Freedom Trail and who wish the most immersive experience, there are a number of historic restaurants directly associated with the Revolutionary-era that are on or close to the Freedom Trail. These will absolutely make your Freedom Trail experience more fun and authentic.

The restaurants range from simple pubs with inexpensive sandwiches to fine dining. They all are fun, scenic, serve good food and are suitable for families. Most have excellent lunch specials, some even including lobster – every Boston visitor needs at least one!

1654 – Green Dragon Tavern, 11 Marshall Street, 617-237-2114

The original Green Dragon Tavern was around the corner at 84 Union Street. It was founded in 1654 and was an operating pub by 1714. The Green Dragon was a regular haunt for the Sons of Liberty and the site of the Boston Tea Party planning meetings. The old building was torn down in 1828.

The current Green Dragon incarnation is fun, serves good bar food and often features lobster specials at lunch. It is located on Marshall Street, one of the oldest most authentically historic in Boston. Right next door is the Ebenezer Hancock House – which was built in 1767 by John Hancock’s uncle, inherited by John, and then given to his brother, Ebenezer. Ebenezer became the deputy paymaster to the Continental Army.

1742 – Union Oyster House, 44 Union Street, 617-227-2750

The Union Oyster House started serving food in 1826. It is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the US. The building, which dates from 1742 (although other references place it as early as 1713), started its life as a dress shop. At that time, the harbor actually came up to the dress shop’s back door. Since then, all the land you see is filled-in.

The legendary Oyster Bar at the front of the restaurant is beautiful. Daniel Webster sat daily at this bar and drank a tall tumbler of brandy and water with each half-dozen oysters – usually eating at least six plates.

1760 – Chart House (John Hancock’s Counting House), 60 Long Wharf, 617-227-1576

The Chart House was originally the Gardiner House, built on Long Wharf around 1760. Later, it was John Hancock’s counting house. It is the oldest building still in use on Long Wharf.

A short walk from the Freedom Trail, it is the most elegant restaurant in this collection. For the warm weather, it has outside seating with a great view of the harbor and downtown Boston. Check for discounts on food.

1780 – Warren Tavern, 2 Pleasant Street, Charlestown (near Bunker Hill), 617-241-8142

Built in 1780, the Warren Tavern was reportedly the first building raised after the British burned Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. It is named for Doctor and General Joseph Warren, the famous Patriot who died fighting at Bunker Hill. The Tavern has been host to George Washington, Paul Revere, and Benjamin Franklin. Try the Paul Revere Burger.

1827 – Durgin Park, 340 Faneuil Hall Place (Quincy Market North Building), 617-227-2038

This iconic restaurant, housed in an old warehouse, has been around since 1827, although a restaurant has operated at this spot since 1742. Famous for its old Yankee recipes, it is a real flash from the past and one of the oldest places you can dine in Boston. Upstairs diners sit communally at long tables with other patrons. For the pleasant weather, there is also outside seating overlooking Quincy Market.

It is a lot of fun and one of the few places you can get Indian Pudding. The roast beef overflows the plate. One of the best!

1875 – Cafe Marliave, 10 Bosworth Street 617-422-0004

The oldest Italian restaurant in Boston, the Marliave dates from 1875. It has intimate outside seating for the summer months. It is only a short block away from Old City Hall and King’s Chapel stops on the Freedom Trail.

The Marliave is located right above of the Province House Steps (1679-1864). The Province House was the official Royal Governor’s residence during the Revolutionary period.

Have a great trip!

All About Boston Bars

It’s a city where a 5 year old boy and an 86 year old grandmother will
be wearing the same Boston Red Sox hat on the T and asking the same question each and every morning- how did the Sox do last night? Baseball is not just another sport in Boston, it’s part of the culture…it is Boston. That “Fever Pitch” movie was no joke. Just get used to it and leave your opposing team jerseys at home unless you want to get hit in the head with a bottle. Seriously, especially you Yankees fans.

Boston is a great city that blends its future into its storied Boston
Tea Party past. Walk The Freedom Trail to step back in time for some
Revolutionary history. And then you have the cosmopolitan new
architecture right next to Paul Revere. Think charming New England
with those lovely brownstones.

Faneuil Hall is a must. Explore the North End for “to die for” Italian…
just like grandma makes.

Here are our journeyPod picks for your viewing pleasure:

Bars & Nightlife

1. Publik House: This Pub has some of the most delicious Belgium
beers. Great bar food in an intimate setting. Try the Grimbergan 12. Use caution, it is a very strong beer. Located in Washington Square and near the T.

2. SOHO: $5 cover and a great dance floor in the bottom level. Young
professionals flock in on the weekends. Sunday morning they offer an amazing Brunch for $15. Live music with fantastic food. SOHO is
located on Market Street in Brighton.

3. Saint: Very posh with beautiful people. They have themed rooms.
There is a line and cover on Thurs.-Sat. Saint is on Exeter Street in
Boston.

4. Sanctuary: A few levels of pure PARTY. Young crowd packs it in
starting at 11:30. Located in Faneuil Hall.

5. Tonic: No cover. Flat screen TVs, dancing, and a beautiful bar.
Young professional. Tonic is located in Brighton on Commonwealth Ave.

6. Black Rose: If you are looking for good Irish music with a lively
Irish crowd, the Black Rose is your place and at Faneuil Hall.

7. Black Rhino: 4 levels of dancing with all different types of music.
There is even a roof deck. The Black Rhino is located in Faneuil Hall.

8. Cask ‘n Flagon: Since the place is across the street from Fenway,
this is a perfect pre-game place. As you can imagine, the Fenway
faithful pack into the the Cask two hours before the first pitch. Some
have so much fun, they end up missing the game.

9. Bell in Hand: Since this is one of the oldest Bars in the USA, we
had to put it on the list. Yes, for all of you Beer Drinking History
buffs, there is a plaque to prove it. Located in Faneuil Hall.

10. Sunset Grill: Great food and an amazing selection of Beer. The
beer menu is so thick, it could take hours to decide. More of a sit down and drink lots of beer type of place. Located in Brighton on Commonwealth Ave.

11. Sam Adams Brewery: It’s Boston. It’s Sam Adams. The tour is packed with facts, but most attend for the FREE Sammy that is poured after the tour. Most of the time, the Tour guide will even pour some unreleased beers. Located in the middle of nowhere in Jamaica Plain. They ask for a donation, but the tour is Free!

Top 4 Best Selling High Ranking Sound Bars Home Theater Systems

Some people prefer sound bars home theater over traditional home theater speakers. For those of you, we’ve compiled this list of the 4 best selling high ranking sound bars home theater systems available for purchase online. We highly recommend that you check them out.

Sony HT-CT150
Average User Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (based on 136 customer reviews)

If you’re looking for that 3D surround sound experience without all of the annoying wires that can clutter up a room, then the Sony HT-CT150 is a great choice. You can easily mount this sleek looking sound bar directly to your TV, hang it on a wall, or stick it on a shelf. Realistic surround sound can be generated from just two front speakers with the Sony HT-CT150′s powerful 100% digital Sony S-Master amplifier and Digital Signal Processing technology.

VIZIO VSB200
Average User Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (based on 112 customer reviews)

If you are looking for a great quality system at an even better price then you’ll definitely want to check out the VIZIO VSB200. At just under $100, this home theater offers a lot of bang for your buck. The VIZIO VSB200 provides cutting edge sound technologies with its SRS TruSurroundHD and features four 3 inch high efficiency hand built mid/bass transducers and two 3/4 inch high performance aluminum dome neodymium tweeters.

Sony HT-CT350
Average User Rating: 4 our of 5 stars (based on 45 customer reviews)

Another great product from Sony, the Sont HT-CT350 packs a little bit more punch than the previous contenders on this page as it emulates full 5.1-channel surround sound virtually with its 400-watt 3.1-channel speaker bar. This sound bar is also perfectly designed to integrate with Sony Bravia TVs as it features a bracket for direct mounting as well as a Monolithic matching design for clean aesthetics. Another great thing about this system is the ability to connect multiple devices via HDMI to your surround sound system as well as the ability to easily switch between them, and then connect everything to your HDTV with just one HDMI cable.

Boston Acoustics TVEEM20B TVee Model 20
Average User Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (based on 37 customer reviews)

One of the lesser known best selling sound bar systems is the Boston Acoustics TVEEM20B TVee Model 20. This sound bars home theater system connects to your HDTV with just one cable and conveniently works with any remote. The Boston Acoustics TVEEM20B TVee Model 20 was designed to compliment flat panel TV’s of 32 inches in screen size and larger.