beehiveSummer’s not over yet and if you’ve got the travel bug, we’re here to help you find the best places to get your drink on across the U.S. While Yelp reviews can be entertaining, you never know who you can trust. But we’ve done the hard part and you know you can count on us to lead you to the best watering hole in town. Forget over-priced and over-crowded tourist spots and find the places the locals love best. There’s no better way to experience a city than to get off the beaten track and we’ll show you just where to go in the 10th edition of Summer City Sips as we explore Boston!

Cobbled streets and historic buildings are around every corner of Boston, one of the oldest cities in America. If you want to explore the city’s landmarks from the American Revolution, take a walk along the red-brick Freedom Trail and see the sights. If you’re not afraid of crowds, join the fun at Faneuil Hall—an area of shops and restaurants that attracts over 20 million visitors each year. Hop on the MBTA—or the T as locals call it—to jet from high class shopping on Newbury Street to authentic, delicious Italian food in the North End. No matter where you turn, there’s something to see and something delicious to eat. If you feel like you’re in an extra large college town, don’t be surprised, there are more colleges and universities in the area than you can count. Depending on the season, go catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park or watch the Bruins or Celtics play at TD Garden. Wherever you find yourself in Boston, there’s always something happening. But all that sightseeing earns you a drink. If you want delicious food, fun drinks, and funky live music at one of the top rated Boston restaurants, head to The Beehive.

Located in Boston’s South End, the Beehive is a Bohemian eatery and bar right next to the Boston Center for the Arts. The interior is funky, with upstairs and downstairs bar and dining. The upstairs features a long bar with some tables inside and out, but the lower level; is where the party starts. It’s a cozy area with a stage that features everything from jazz to reggae to country music. As a bonus—there’s never a cover for the nightly entertainment. Their food is fresh and locally sourced, influenced by the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and America and the menu features everything from duck to ribs to burgers. The extensive wine and beer list has something for everyone and their handcrafted cocktails are totally unique. Popular drinks include their Carrot Margarita and the citrusy and sweet Queen Bee, but if you plan to go to brunch, make sure you show up early—it’s one of their most popular times!