Three Newbury Street Hotspots to Keep You Warm

Feel like a drink and not the kind that comes with your couch? Newbury Street’s not just for shopping and dining. A few spots serve specialty drinks yummy enough to get you out of those pajama pants you threw on right after work and into some skinny jeans for a well made night cap on one of Boston’s liveliest streets.

Sometimes called the “Rodeo Drive of the East Coast,” historical Newbury Street stretches from the Public Gardens all the way to Massachusetts Avenue. It’s far more than a ‘street’, it’s an urban plethora of unique shops, coffee houses, and some of Boston’s most notable restaurants. Below are three spots, and three drinks apiece.

Sonsie

327 Newbury St. Boston (617)-351-2500

A big name on Newbury for over 20 years, Sonsie attracts both the big names in town and regular Joes who deem them themselves legit foodies. His Italian grandmother’s holiday cooking and fresh vegetable garden influenced Chef Bill Poirier’s palate. Sonsie is open seven days a week from 8:00am to 1:00am, with its mahogany bar serving some of the best martinis in town.

New to Sonsie is the downstairs Wine Room. If wine’s your thing, you’ll find over two hundred wines and a unique opportunity to try most by the glass. Here are three drinks to try:

  • The Botanist St. Germain, New Amsterdam gin, fresh lemon, muddled mint and cucumber, 11 dollars
  • Spicy Mary pepper vodka, cherry pepper juice, blue cheese pepperoncini, 12 dollars
  • Espresso martini vanilla vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, espresso, 13 dollars

Roost Bistro

259 Newbury Street, Boston (617) 587-4222

Haven’t been to Roost? Well, then you haven’t experienced a list of craft cocktails so thoughtfully created using seasonal ingredients and modern recipes that you’ll forget all about cosmos.

  • Sinners and saints – Bulleit bourbon, yellow chartreuse, St. Germain, grapefruit juice, 12 dollars
  • Rosemary mezcal margarita – Don Julio blanco, vida mezcal, lime & housemade rosemary simple syrup, 11 dollars
  • The garden – Crop cucumber vodka, fresh cilantro, fresh cucumber, St. Germain, simple syrup, lemon juice, 11 dollars