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

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!

Boston Pizza – Franchise Review

Boston Pizza is a Canadian based restaurant chain that known by various names; Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza, Bo Pi or BP. It owns and franchises locations in Canada, the US as well as Mexico. Founded in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964 by Gus Agioritis, Boston Pizza concentrates on the making of pizza, pasta and ribs. It has its headquarters in Richmond, British Columbia and six years since its inception, it already has 17 locations in Western Canada of which 15 were franchised.

A royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was one of the first franchisees, who in 1968 had noticed the growing popularity of Boston Pizza. After purchasing the rights to open his restaurant in British Columbia, he later partnered with his friend and acquired the company from Ron Coyle, who had bought it from Agioritis. They had 16 restaurants, 15 of which they detached and franchised.

They continued to grow and by 1995 their chain had expanded to 95 restaurants in Western Canada with more sports bars founded as an essential part of the business. The expansion continued with the first Eastern Boston Pizza established in 1998. There are currently more than 325 Boston Pizza restaurants in Canada alone.

The United States version of Boston Pizza is known as Boston’s and the first franchise was established in the U.S in 1998. With its headquarters located in Dallas, Texas, Boston’s Gourmet Pizza became a casual dining restaurant and sports bar in the US serving different varieties of pizza, pasta, sandwiches and other delicious meals. It offers a family eating atmosphere with the sports bar consisting of the local teams memorabilia. It is convenient for a family outing or sporting fans. To date, Boston’s has 54 units in the US and 2 franchises in Mexico.

Boston Pizza got a big financial and business boost when it became the official pizza supplier for Expo 86 in Vancouver. This gave the company exposure enabling it to open 17 more franchises in the next 2 years. It is ranked in the top 100 in the fastest growing franchises as well as in America’s top global franchises.
The total revenue in the year 2007 was $755 million with a total investment of $1.7 million to 3.1 million. The franchise fee is $50,000 with a 5% ongoing royalty fee. In order to qualify as a franchise investor, you should have a net worth of $1.5 million and a cash liquidity requirement of $500,000 and general business experience. A franchised unit needs to be run by at least 7 employees and an absent owner of a franchise is prohibited.

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Boston Gay Dating – What Are Your Options?

Boston gay dating is extremely popular now, and you have bars, clubs and gay online dating services to thank for that. Your choice isn’t limited at all when it comes to meeting gay singles in Boston.

If you like the club scene you have plenty of variety so there’s something for everyone.

Jacques Underground and Cabaret

Jacques is a two tier club that carters for gay Boston singles who enjoy alternative music, or live entertainment from female impersonators. You will also be able to enjoy bachelorette nights as well.


Avalon is a gay nightclub that holds 2,000 people who can enjoy loud music, and huge dance floors. There’s also a stage for entertainment. If you like to enjoy yourself with a night of dancing then this is probably the place for you.

The Alley

The Alley is a Boston gay bar that has been around for 26 years. You can enjoy pool nights, karaoke nights and even bear chested nights. As you can see you get a bit of variety for your Boston Gay dating depending on what you or your partner are into.

If you want to meet someone online first before you start going to bars and clubs there are a few excellent gay online dating web sites that have thousands of gay singles from Boston enjoying the benefits of their services.

All you need to do is read a few reviews online then you can decide where you want to post your profile and start meeting other singles from Boston. Online dating gives you the advantage of getting to know someone before you actually go on a date with them.