Another Mass Ave hotspot, this pub is the ideal destination for a beer and a snack after taking in a show or a concert downtown. Nightly drink specials, well-crafted cocktails, local beers and an incredible menu augment the outdoor seating. A large selection of European imported beer and a focus on soccer makes this an attraction for Euro-minded city-dwellers. The pub's small but charming seating section out back adjoins an offshoot of the Cultural Trail featuring the fragrant art installation Chatham Passage (essentially a scent machine below a Corten steel grate that emits a faint floral aroma).
719 Massachusetts Ave., 917-8425, chathamtap.com
2nd: Red Lion Grog House
3rd: MacNiven's Restaurant and Bar