Red, White and Brew

th (2)Hurricane Arthur is going to make a cameo appearance on the Fourth of July and so the Boston Pops and fireworks are rescheduled for the Third of July. So, basically an excuse to begin the celebrations early! Here are some fave spots in Boston for a Samuel Adams and other patriotic cocktails.

Green Briar Pub Wanna be outside? This pub, located in Brighton, has a beer garden. (

Ned Devine’s Irish Pub
In the heart of Faneuil Hall, Ned Devine’s has 20-plus large flat-screen TVs and a club called, Passion. (

Mass Ave Tavern A foosball table, a wall stacked with board games (Battleship, anyone?) this casual Back Bay sports bar and restaurant has fun apps (think Buffalo Chicken Rangoons) and great service. (

A loyal Red Sox bar and spot-on for music lovers (it’s home base for Celtic punk band, Dropkick Murphys), McGreevy’s has floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto Boylston Street—nice for a summer night. (

The Landsdowne Pub
A fun-loving neighborhood pub near Fenway.(

The Harp
Across from TD Garden, the huge Harp restaurant has 20-plus large, flat-screen TV’s, a fun menu (think beer bite pretzels, Samuel Adams Lager onion soup and Chicken and Waffles). (

Author: Laurie Bain Wilson

I write about travel, food and lifestyle, for outlets including The Boston Globe and As a contributing writer to, I was the site’s NYC expert and wrote dozens of pieces. I have also written for other publications and websites, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Time Out NY For Kids,,, Boston Herald, New England Travel & Life, Woman’s Day, New York Daily News, Parenting and more. I was a travel editor for ten years at a national glossy bridal magazine in NYC where I wrote and edited hundreds of articles that revolved around planning honeymoons and destination weddings. I still write about honeymoons for bridal magazines. And I also collaborated on How to Organize Just About Everything with Peter Walsh; I wrote 80 mini-chapters. I have written several travel guidebooks and a children’s baseball novel, Catcher in the Sky. I also co-authored several Murder, She Wrote novels--they are Manhattans and Murder, Rum and Razors and Three Strikes, You're Dead. If you’d like to check out some of my articles, please visit If you’re on Twitter, please follow me @laurieheather And my linked in profile can be found at

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