Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Night Out in Beacon Hill

Out and about on a Friday night....
My sister took me out for sushi at Ma Soba in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood. Afterwards, we made our way down the street to The Liberty Bar. We stayed at The Liberty Hotel back in December, and you can read all about the hotel, the bars, and our stay here. Besides a local overnight indulgence, it has become quite the nightlife scene to mingle over cocktails. We were carded at the door of the hotel and planted ourselves on an empty couch in the far side of the lobby to sip expensive cocktails (all $15) and take in the scene. Quite the people watching experience it is. And apparently a good spot if you're playing the field aka single and ready to mingle. Which we are not. But just throwing it out there, in case you are. We thoroughly enjoyed our corner of the lobby and our first round of drinks, a Sapphire Darling Bombay Sapphire, Patron Citronage, Vanilla Bean Syrup & Lime for me and a French Kiss Grey Goose La Poire with Cassis, Pineapple & Champagne for Leah. Drink envy prompted a second round, this time with Leah ordering the Sapphire Darling. It is quite a tasty drink, but I was content to move onto the Winter Sangria Calvados, Local Apple Cider & Red Wine at the waitresses recommend, who by the way was attentive and super nice.This was after our "we can only afford one drink here" statement. Seems we've made ourselves right at home.It was a slow start to my Saturday, but I managed to be productive and a post on the days adventures is sure to come!
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23 comments:

Megan said...

Looks like a fun night out! I need to try the Sapphire Darling next time I'm at Liberty. Sounds really good!

MelissaNibbles said...

Sorry about the bad sushi, but Liberty sounds like a blast. I'm single and ready to mingle so I will head there!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I am single and ready to mingle! haha. I can never stop at just one drink at places like this (I'm not an alcoholic, I swear). Last time one of my sisters came to visit me, we went on a bar crawl. I should've included Clink on my list!

Lizzy said...

What a fun nite! I've heard the same things about ma soba but the liberty looks like a blast. I'm a one drink girl now, so lame. I wonder what happened to me.

Elizabeth said...

I must try drinks at the Liberty Hotel. Looks like such a fun night!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Hehe, I had a very slow Saturday also and I definitely have gone against my "just one expensive Liberty drink" many times. Always worth it!

Alicia said...

Looks like a fun night out on the town!! Those drinks look great!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sorry about the sushi place but the drinks sure look nice and looks like you had a fun night!

Meghan@travelwinedine said...

Clink is always a good time! I love the drinks at the Liberty.

Kelly said...

Sub par sushi is always a downer, but those cocktails are beautiful! Looks like lots of fun!

kfenton917 said...

Ya gotta love sister time! Such beautiful smiles!

Boston Food Diary said...

Oh that is such a shame about Ma Soba- Ive actually really enjoyed my experiences there- but I do agree- there is far better in this city. Love the Liberty- glad you guys had a great night!

MichellePC said...

Looks like such a fun night!

In and Around Town said...

I totally agree with you about Ma Soba - been there a couple of times to make sure. Liberty is such a fun spot and it looks like you all had such a great time with some cocktails that are worth a try:)

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

I definitely don't think you were too harsh. Any place that charges that kind of money should go above and beyond to serve dishes (and drinks) that are worth it. Shame on them! And you gave it more than one go... =/

Glad you still managed to have a good time with your sis though. =)

Jen said...

Oooh, The Liberty Bar looks like my kind of place (though less expensive, in a perfect world!).

Jen said...

That sushi roll looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

Happy Monday Darling! xo

megan @ blackberries for jam said...

I agree that warm sake compensates for subpar sushi! But since any sushi is hard to come by where I live, I'd probably settle for a less than stellar sushi experience anyway!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Enjoy your trip to Killington!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Love the Liberty hotel! all the bars in there are fab (Clnk, hotel lobby, Alibi).

Simply Life said...

I love finding out about places in Boston from you!

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

that sucks the service was terrible but this post certainly does have me craving sushi now. x


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this free bird said...

okay your hair looks amazing. the drinks look so good and now i want sushi. this was, once again, a successful post!

xo,
c

Tricia said...

glad clink. made up for another sub-par ma soba performance