With vaulted ceilings and hanging lights, Democracy Brewing kind of feels like a cave, except it has beer and pizza bagels instead of prehistoric etchings and arguments over the difference between stalactites and stalagmites. Grab a flight and the bacon cheese hand pie - this is a solid pre-theater or post-work option in Downtown Crossing.
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The Merchant Kitchen & Drinks
Merchant is a Downtown brasserie that gets the job done if what you happen to be looking for is a Downtown brasserie.
Southern Proper is a big restaurant in the South End that serves excellent hushpuppies.
Spoke is a tiny wine bar in Davis Square with small plates that make it worthy of going to even if you don’t like wine.
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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.
Alden & Harlow
Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square serves good, not great American small plates in a fun underground space with excellent cocktails.
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