Party Earth Review Situated in the basement of a building on Congress Street, Drink is a little bar with a big reputation. A no-nonsense sign stating “Welcome to Drink” greets the spirited creative young professionals, business types, and... ... read full review
348 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Red Line/Silver Line: South Station
Waterfront / Fort Point, Boston –
Situated in the basement of a building on Congress Street, Drink is a little bar with a big reputation.
A no-nonsense sign stating “Welcome to Drink” greets the spirited creative young professionals, business types, and students waiting in line at this high-energy cocktail party, where a friendly door staff ensures that the crowd remains upscale yet unpretentious.
Lively groups of girlfriends and birthday celebrators hunker down around the maple bar snaking along the back wall or at the makeshift tables crafted around the stone pillars.
Drink preparation is clearly the main entertainment, as talented mixologists dash around their workshop of vintage bar paraphernalia, cutting herbs and reaching for the liquor kept in pitchers beneath the bar, a scene that helps maintain the cozy speakeasy atmosphere.
After being quizzed on their likes, dislikes, and current mood, patrons are presented with custom cocktails, each one a conversation piece that aids the flirtatious vibe as upbeat singles mingle in the bar’s dark nooks.
A Top Ten cocktail list on the wall steers aficionados toward nostalgic libations like Old Fashioneds, gimlets, and Bees Knees’, while a small beer and wine list provides options for more unadventurous drinkers.
Though the buzz of tipsy pick-up lines can be deafening on crowded nights, Drink is a great place for serious drinkers looking for delicious cocktails, a chic atmosphere, and a chatty, playful clientele.
Diverse mix of outgoing grad students, cocktail connoisseurs, artists, creative young professionals, finance types, and birthday party groups, mid-20s to late 30s.
Ambient funk and rock. Occasional special events including Tiki Sundays and an annual Kentucky Derby party.
Snacks and small plates including pretzels, nuts, artisanal cheeses, and salmon.
Snacks $4+, small plates $7–$15. Beer $5–$8, wine $6–$12, cocktails $10.
Nice casual to dressy, from swanky dresses and button-downs to jeans and sneakers.
Thursdays through Saturdays for a bustling scene, though patrons should arrive before 9pm to avoid lines.
Retro cocktail spot Lucky’s Lounge (355 Congress Street) is just a few steps away and offers similar craft cocktails.