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Review of Café 47

Address: 47 Massachusetts Ave (at Marlborough), Boston, MA 02115

Website: http://www.cafe47.net/

Cost: $

Special: Great Date Spot

This place is a gem in the list of great date spots and great spots overall in Boston. It’s simple in that it’s small and isn’t elaborate. But it’s a well put-together place. Beth, the owner, has put a TON of work into making this place a fun spot and I think she’s successful. What makes it great is that it serves two of my favorite things: wine and pizza. Their pizza is REALLY good. I personally haven’t had anything else but their pizzas but I’m okay with that. It’s THAT good. I feel pretty certain to think that the other food they offer is just as good. They offer both a reasonably-priced lunch and dinner menu.

Their wine selection is pretty extensive considering the type of place and it’s just enough variety that you can find an appropriate pairing with what you eat. Meaning, if you don’t really know much about wine, you can order something from the list and feel good about it. Here’s a tip: ask the waitress what wine they would recommend with what food.

The intimate setting provides a fun experience for you and your date. There’s even a small bar toward the back with a couple of TVs if you just want to chill out and have a couple drinks. I got a chance to talk with the owner and a few of the staff. They are all very cool people that want to make sure you have a fun time there. It’s a true neighborhood bar and a rarity in the Boston area. I give this place an A (94).

Pros
Good food
Intimate setting
Great date spot
Great staff
Neighborhood bar

Cons
Some can complain that it’s too small

If you have any questions about the place, feel free to check out their site:

http://www.cafe47.net/

Review of Beacon Hill Pub

Address: 49 Charles St

Who Goes There: young neighborhood people, ages 23-30

Price: $

Best Nights to Go: TBA

Specials: drink specials to the max, including $5 drafts

Beacon Hill Pub is a great place for young people to show up. If you're here with friends, there are plenty to things to entertain you including basketball!

Mostly guys usually come because it's your typical dive and there's cheap beer but there's a decent amount of women that are here now. I can imagine more would come on busier nights.

The place is split into to "sections." Both are the same, except one room has the ball game.

Staff is friendly but it's not the best place I'd say to meet women or have a good time with friends. Not that it's terrible but there are better.

And, it's @JustinObey's birthday so be sure to give him love.

Rating: 76 C

The Wingman Labs: The Wingman Code of Ethics

This should be handed out to all of your closest friends to ensure the night to be a successful one.

I won’t allow my wingman to go home with a less than attractive woman.

I will rotate buying rounds of drinks with my wingman for as long as he is fulfilling his duties.

I will never steal a woman from my wingman, no matter how amazingly hot she is.

I vow to never leave my wingman behind under any circumstances, period.

If my wingman meets a hot woman and she has a less than flattering friend, I will take one for the team.

If a woman rejects my wingman, I shall explicitly agree that she wasn’t a catch anyway, even if there was a slight chance of her seeming cool and interesting.

Should my wingman happen to talk with a woman whose legal age is of question, I will do whatever it takes to verify said age.

If there is even an inkling of a chance that the woman my wingman is talking to is in a relationship, I will make that intel available to him.

I will always honor and respect the dibs system.

*for entertainment purposes only

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Review of McGreevy’s

Address: 911 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02115

Website: http://www.mcgreevysboston.com

Best Nights: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Red Sox home games

Who Goes There: Mostly young people. Good ratio of men and women Ages 23-28.

Cost: $$

Special: Mondays – 10-cent wings (only football season?), Tuesdays - $3 PBR tall-boys and 10-cent wings

BYFAD Bar: TBD

There are some nights when I just end up at McGreevy’s and I don’t know how it happened. I don’t think I’ve ever planned a night involving McGreevy’s but somehow, I end up there. I mean, clearly there’s something about this place that gets me to walk in more often than walk by.

When you go in, it’s just your typical bar (at this point, I’ve been to so many bars that I just see the same thing), but with the younger bar and wait staff, fun music and proximity to Berklee College and the Fenway area, it draws a good young crowd. This is a great place for college and post-grads looking to have a good time with friends and even make new ones. People seem to be pretty receptive to talking to you just as long as you fulfill the minimum requirement of not being creepy. Like I said before, expect a younger crowd to be here, so if you’re pushing 40, this wouldn’t really be the place for you.

The upstairs goes back pretty far and it was a bar at both ends. However, the space is narrow and with booths and table bordering the space, so it can get pretty cramped in there on the weekends. Be prepared to have people bump into or move you throughout the night if you’re in a high-traffic area. There is also a downstairs that is usually used for private events or bands but people can socialize as well downstairs if you want to get away from the mass temporarily.

It’s a good spot for Red Sox games, whether on TV or for home games. Typically, you’ll see some people pre-game there before heading to the game and then potentially coming back after the game (more likely on a win…on a weekend). With a few of their specials revolving around sports, it can be a decent sports bar.

Overall, McGreevy’s serves as a decent choice among the bars in that area. Although there are about 7 bars in two block radius, McGreevy’s does end up being one of the better choices out of the group. I give it an 83 (B-) overall.

Pros
Fun sports bar
Great place for meeting people
Awesome staff
10-cent wings

Cons
Can get too crowded on the weekends
Bar space is minimal

If you have any questions about the place, feel free to check out their site:

http://www.mcgreevysboston.com

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