Boston Nightlife

After a night of passionate culture nurturing another type of hunger makes it’s way: the dinning hour. In Boston, restaurants are like a second or many times first home for locals and travelers of course.

From early in the morning till late in the night, delicatessen and tasty pastries, traditional and nouvelle cuisine style blend to offer visitors the best gastronomy of the city. The traditional Boston Baked Beans famous since colonial times welcome any taste seeker who is in search of embracing local flavors.

And if it happens to be august, then Boston restaurant week welcomes visitors to taste the city’s flavors and ingenious cuisine. Boston’s chefs mix traditional dishes with new tendencies inspired in European cuisine as well as Asian and Latin American.

For all cuisine fans that are planning to walk about Boston streets this august, there is a must to attend to Boston restaurant week is going to offer the great combination of tastes and flavours at the restaurants taking part in this already tradition event every year.

And the Boston night continues after a copious dinner to have a drink or two to lounge bars and pubs scattered all over the city. The Waterfront neighborhood of Boston has emerged as the nightlife most fashionable area of the city where a pubs and bars such as Tia’s on the Waterfront welcome visitors after a day of town-walking or a full day of work offering cold bears and frozen margaritas in summer and hot beverages in winter.

And when the morning sets in the city of Boston, everyone starts their way home to the hotels or houses in and on the outskirts. Needless to say that for those who have had a bit too much margaritas or any alcoholic beverages to cool the night or warm it, the best way and the safest way to get home is by taking a Boston cab, by subway, by bus.

An so it ends another night in the old city capital of Massachusetts. The city is now at rest to gather energy for the nest night in down town Waterfront, ready to welcome Bostoners and foreigners.

Bar Tool Time

No matter what task is before an individual, you must have the proper tools to accomplish the job. If you are a chef, you will need fine quality knives and an extensive range of various pots and pans. If you are a gardener, you will need several sizes of pruning shears and clippers, as well as digging tools to keep your yard trim and beautiful. And if you want to tend bar, whether in the home or professionally, to make quality drinks which everyone will enjoy, you will need your box of bar tools, which will allow you to turn out delicious concoctions.

Having the correct tools will ease the job of making good drinks. Let’s take a look at the most essential tools:

  • A BOTTLE OPENER is a must, both for speed and for the health of your hands. Using your bare hands to open bottles of beer can quickly turn your palms and fingers to bundles of cuts and scratches, not to mention chafing them raw. There are many varieties of bottle openers available to suit individual tastes.
  • The “waiter’s wine opener” is probably the most versatile type of WINE OPENER/CORKSCREW. Very efficient, it will not break the cork (famous last words!). This tool is multi-purposed: It includes a bottle opener; a sharp blade for cutting the seal of the wine; and the all-important corkscrew or worm. Corkscrews can be found in all sorts of novelty shapes. Also, if possible, get an opener with a two-level lever for maximum efficiency. A winged corkscrew is screwed into the cork which is popped by pulling down the handles.
  • A necessity for all bartenders is the COCKTAIL SHAKER, a stainless steel container used to vigorously shake the ingredients for a martini. A good rule of bartending is to remember that the colder a drink gets, the better it will taste. Hence, the shaker. Pouring pre-chilled ingredients into the shaker with ice, shaking it vigorously, and serving the drink in a chilled glass will give your guests a tongue-titillating libation.
  • The two basic types of shakers are the STANDARD SHAKER and the BOSTON SHAKER. The STANDARD or COBBLER shaker is a three-piece stainless steel shaker with a strainer built into it. It consists of the shaker tumbler, a lid with strainer, and the cap. The BOSTON shaker is a bit simpler in its design than is the Standard. It is merely a shaker tumbler and a slightly smaller mixing glass. All that needs to be done with a Boston shaker is to seal the two parts together. You must be careful to not seal it so tightly that it cannot be opened again.
  • There are many different varieties of STRAINERS, the most popular of which being the HAWTHORNE, a flat, spoon-shaped tool. A spring coil fits around its head, enabling it to fit all types and shapes of bar glasses, by means of prongs, in order to strain cocktails. On the other hand, the stainless steel JULEP strainer fits gently within the glass at an angle.

Several other tools will help you tend bar with professional ease.

  • A BAR SPOON is used mainly for stirring, the measurement of ingredients, and the crushing of flavoring (fruit, etc.) ingredients. Made of stainless steel, most bar spoons are 10 inches long and hold 1/6 ounce (one teaspoon) of liquid.
  • On most upper-end bar spoons, the top of the handle is a disc known as a MUDDLER which is used to crush (muddle) chunks of fruit, sugar cubes, or herbs, such as mint leaves, in the bottom of the glass.
  • A good BLENDER is essential for making frozen drinks, such as Daiquiris or Margaritas. There are many sorts of blenders with various speeds. Be sure to put your liquid in the blender before adding ice; doing this will increase the life of your blade. Try to get a blender with ice crushing capabilities. If you cannot get such a blender, you should invest in a freestanding ice crusher, independent of the blender.
  • TONGS and an ICE BUCKET are necessary for the sanitary storage and transfer of ice cubes. Not only will things be more hygienic but the ice bucket will help prevent the melting (and subsequent mess) of your ice cubes.
  • The BAR MEASURE or JIGGER is indispensable in making accurate measurements. One side of a stainless steel JIGGER holds 1-1/2 oz (50 ml) of liquid; the other side, called a PONY, holds 3/4 oz (25 ml). There is generally only one size to a glass jigger, one ounce (2 tablespoons).
  • A KNIFE and CUTTING BOARD are important tools to have at hand for cutting ingredients and garnishes. Recommended are a sharp 4-inch long paring knife and a sharp kitchen knife of about 8 inches, such as a bread knife or tomato knife, with a spearlike tip. The sharper the knife, the easier to make a clean cut. Watch for your fingers!
  • A POUR SPOUT or POURER gives you greater control when pouring from a bottle. Generally, it is a small bar tool made of plastic or rubber/metal which fits onto the neck of your liquor bottle. It gives you better control than pouring directly from the bottle. The most precise of the pour spouts are fashioned of a rubber cork fitted into the bottle and a metal spout which fits into the cork. Different styles of pour spouts include those of plastic, metal, neon, glow in the dark, slow pour (3 seconds per ounce), fast pour, screened, flapped, and measured.
  • Finally, to add a special something to your bar, use a GARNISH TRAY to hold all the accoutrements that give class to your presentation. Be sure to remember to put out skewers, plastic swords, paper parasols, flags, etc. along with your cocktail napkins, straws, and stirrers. Suggested garnishes might include lemon and orange slices/wedges, maraschino cherries, celery stalks, olives, and cocktail onions – whatever your imagination conjures up to tantalize your taste buds.

Cheers!

For a Thrilling Night: Enjoy Nightlife in the Bars Near Fenway Park – Boston

Tourists and visitors looking forward to spend a thrilling night in Boston can opt to visit the numerous bars that are clustered in the Fenway Park area. Other than just a drink, these bars offer various entertaining acts and performances that will keep your spirits high all the night long.

Bell-in-hand Tavern: Revelers at the Bell-in-hand can opt for either branded drinks or locally made ones. Dig into a traditional New England meal while you enjoy live music performed by the bands from Boston. You can request them to play your favorite number. On Tuesday nights, you will get a chance to sing at the karaoke. With sophisticated lighting, decor, stage and dance floor, the Bell-in-hand Tavern sure knows how to keep the guests entertained.

Cactus Club: Considered to be the only place in Boston where the best margaritas are served, the Cactus Club is popular among the party hoppers especially the teens. Along with various drinks and margaritas, the Cactus Club offers various appetizers, salads and desserts. The various events that are organized here are the top draws. These include making your own margarita, a five-minute free massage on the purchase of a Souza drink and other events on Christmas days, New Year eves and on Valentine days.

The Lansdowne Pub: The Lansdowne Pub is an Irish pub. Revelers at the Lansdowne Pub can enjoy a pint of chilled beer and dig into traditional Irish fares that boast of Irish bacon along with crispy potatoes, cheese cakes and oysters. Music lovers can enjoy the performances of the live bands like the Hit Squad, Guzzle or the Crunchy Monkey Band and can even sing at the karaoke. Drinks and live music sets the perfect tone for a wonderful night at this Fenway Park bar.