“You can tell when somebody’s discovered [The Plough & Stars] for the first time. There’s this ‘glowing-ness’ about them.” Former Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley made this observation in a Boston Globe article, which chronicled the bar’s more-than-40-year history in Boston. Colley understands the magic of The Plough & Stars firsthand: he met his former bandmates here, and several other legends, such as Philip Roth and Bonnie Raitt, have passed through the pub. The tradition of live music continues with performances almost every night of the week. The staff provides their own accompaniment to these shows in the form of libations and food. Their menu covers lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Each dish—whether it’s a roasted half-chicken, baked mac 'n' cheese, or an Irish breakfast—comes from fresh, local produce, seafood, and meat. In the end, though, The Plough & Stars is much like a jewelry box that’s fired the dancer inside: it’s all about the music. Colley told the Globe, “It’s a pleasure to play here because everything you give the audience comes back, and that is the most important thing, as far as what this place means to me as a musician.”
Beantown Taqueria specializes in spicy dualities. One side of their chalkboard menu splits off into authentic territory, boasting tacos on homemade corn tortillas and tostadas that Thrillist Boston claims will satisfy "SoBo purists." The other side embraces crispy Tex-Mex classics such as burritos and chimichangas drizzled in sour cream and guacamole. Guests stroll up to a counter whose wooden slats evoke a street taco stand, placing orders until 11 p.m. from Sunday to Wednesday and until 4 a.m. on weekends.
Pop into River Gods on any given night, and you’ll be sharing the dim, tiny space with leering gargoyle statues and hipsters splitting orders of crispy fries. Guest DJs spin a mix of tunes in a loft above the bar as bartenders bustle about below, doling out Moscow mules and seasonal drafts.
Bye Bye Liver has been busting the chops of mutton- and non-mutton-chopped Chicagoans for the past three years. The show flows through a series of skignettches, which is comedish for “sketch vignettes,” parodying the intoxicating world of drinking, barhopping, drinking, and drinking. Many interactive games played during the show break down the fourth wall of the theater, fusing the estranged cast and audience into a familiar bunch of suds-soaked pals. All shows are 21+ in accordance with the United States Declaration of Independence.
Most of SaachaBYoga's yoga and movement classes have enrollments of eight or fewer students. This allows instructors to give each student individual attention, whether he or she signs up for morning Vinyasa yoga, prenatal yoga, Pilates, or more than a dozen other classes. SaachaBYoga's staff also performs massage, craniosacral therapy, and reiki healing.