35 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Boston.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Saltie Girl is a small, excellent seafood restaurant in Back Bay with a fun bar.
Trillium is a brewery in the Seaport. The line out the door will be full of people coming for the beer, but the food is actually really good, too.
Tres Gatos is a restaurant and bar in Jamaica Plain that also sells books and records.
B&G Oysters is a great seafood restaurant in the South End with a nice patio.
Little Donkey is a small plates restaurant in Central Square that’s great for drinks and few bites.
Whaling In Oklahoma is a cool Japanese small plates place in the South End.
The Map Room is a cocktail bar located inside the Copley Square library, and one that deserves to be patronized by people other than tourists.
Saloon is a speakeasy in Davis Square that's so dark you might fall asleep in there (though probably not if it's burlesque night).
North Square Oyster is a tiny bar in the North End. It's a great place to grab a beer and some oysters, skip everything else on the menu.
As you probably guessed, the Rooftop at Revere is the Revere Hotel's rooftop bar. It's got couches, an indoor pool, and decent drinks and bites.
The Groove is a cocktail lounge inside Hojoko that's a great place to hang out if you like hanging out in 1970s bachelor pads.
The Lower Depths is a cheap and comfortable underground bar in Kenmore Square that has tacos and tater tots.