Wintertime Outings in the South End

Dec 15, 2019 Blog
Wintertime Outings in the South End

With plenty of snow right at the doorstep, it’s time to bundle up and enjoy the weather with friends and family at late-night spots near the South End condominiums at 100 Shawmut. The Gallows, a popular South End hangout, is known for its comfortable interior and refined menu, while Black Lamb provides a delicious raw bar and unique cocktails, and Shore Leave guarantees great drinks and a friendly atmosphere.

The Gallows, the chic and celebrated South End gastropub, never strays far from the Boston tradition of cozy neighborhood watering holes. The Gallows welcomes everyone for every occasion, from family gatherings to quiet cocktails on that first date. They also up the food game, using classic French techniques to finely tune their New American menu. Scotch egg, fried pickles, and “Out of Control Poutine” (a starter with ingredients that are chef’s choice) beg to be paired with local drafts such as Lamplighter or Exhibit A. Their sophisticated cocktails include the “Queen Bee” of pear gin, ginger, honey, lemon, and cava and the “Gretchen Wieners,” composed of lavender vodka, lime, and agave. Fine food and an easy atmosphere: that’s Boston at its finest.

With its reinvented menu of tried and true classics, Black Lamb is indeed a “love letter to the South End.” Their splendid raw bar offers eight to 10 oyster varieties of local origin every day along with a rotating crudo of littlenecks, Jonah crab claws, chilled ½ lobsters, and shrimp cocktail. And they can be deliciously matched with inventive cocktails like a dirty martini spiced with black pepper and slicked with olive oil or a gimlet infused with grapefruit and a homemade salted lime cordial. The pure late-night bliss continues with four different draft brews, a wine list full of small producers, and some of the most scrumptious desserts in greater Boston, like a 17-layer chocolate cake. When the weather warms, their lemon sorbet made with frozen vodka is a luxurious treat.

For those who can’t get to a sunny beach this winter, Shore Leave will take them most of the way there, right here in Boston. Their interpretation of “a tropical escape through the lens of our love for Boston’s rich dining scene” involves cultivating the tiki concept to a new level. Rum drinks are abundant, with even a few glass coconuts from which to drink them, alongside novelty and seasonal mixes, like Santa mugs filled with rum, amaro, lemon juice, orange juice, and gingerbread mix.

With some of the best late-night choices in the city just moments from the South End residences at 100 Shawmut, excellent food, charming atmosphere, and perfect cocktails are the right ingredients for winter comfort.

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