Take Me Out to
Big Papi may have retired but the Rex Sox brought in a big W for their first home game of the season. Baseball is back, which means that the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood will be filled with crowds once again. While you push your way through the hoards of people with a grumbling tummy and a hankering for a cold beer, let this list be your guide of where to find the grub and the sip. There are tons of options but here are some of our favorites to either celebrate a Sox win or drown the losing sorrows away.
Where to Eat:
For a Nice Dinner:
They serve some of the best seafood in the entire city, the hardest decision is narrowing down what you want to eat. Of course, oysters should be involved!
Address: Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
This is a staple in Kenmore Square with a French Brasserie vibe that crosses over between casual and upscale serving great food and classy drinks.
Address: 528 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
Owned by celebrity chef Tiffani Faison, this spot offers a dark jungle atmosphere, tiki drinks, and inspired Southeast Asian street fare; it’s a guaranteed good time.
Address: 1363 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
For Casual Bar Fare and Beer:
This local food and drink chain opened its original location across from Fenway Park in 1992. This awesome beer spot offers a huge selection of brews in addition to a weekly rotating group of experimental and limited release beers.
Address: 61 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215
This spacious bar/restaurant offers tons of beer on tap and an extensive menu filled with pages and pages of bar food to keep you satiated and in the zone.
Address: 126 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215
For a Quick Lunch/Late Night:
This tiny downstairs spot is a gem in Kenmore Square serving huge sandwiches and pita roll-ups along with giant cups of customizable frozen yogurt. They are open late so you can fuel up before or after an event at Fenway. May we suggest peanut butter and cookie dough fro-yo.
Address: 472 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
One of the city’s favorite spots for loaded burgers and creamy milkshakes. This place is also open late to fulfill that post-game hunger rush.
Address: 1301 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
This jewel recently opened by renowned Boston chef, Jody Adams, serves fast-casual Greek sandwiches, salads and bowls—a Greek Chipotle of sorts—but with incredible flavors and homemade pita bread. They are not open late but are great for a casual and tasty lunch.
Address: 4 Kilmarnock St., Boston, MA 02215
For A LOT of Food:
Also owned by chef Tiffani Faison and just down the street, this is the place to go if you want to EAT. They serve hefty portions of Texas-style Barbecue and the best buttermilk biscuits with honey butter you have ever tasted.
Address: 1381 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
For Cool Vibes:
Located in The Verb Hotel, this hip Asian-fusion spot serves up all the coolest vibes along with delicious food and a huge selection of sake.
Address: The Verb Hotel, 1271 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
For Intimate Drinks:
This small, dimly lit bar/restaurant is a modern tavern that offers over 200 kinds of whiskey and great food selections including a raw bar.
Address: 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
Where to Shop
There are a lot of recognizable stores to shop in throughout these neighborhoods. Most of the shopping is out of Kenmore and near Fenway.
Barnes & Noble
Target, Sephora, West Elm, Blick Art Materials, Marshall’s, Staples, REI, Bed Bath & Beyond, Guitar Center, Star Market.
What to See/Do
This goes without explaining. The historic Fenway Park is a great place to visit. Catch a Red Sox game, a concert, or a tour of the stadium.
This is a great movie theater with big comfy lounge chairs in some of the theaters and a small arcade.
Where to Stay and Getting There
Closest MBTA Stops
Kenmore – Green Line, buses
Fenway –Green Line (D Line)
Yawkey – Commuter Rail
Tags: baseball, fenway, food, kenmore, red sox
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