Rather than a cheap toy, the Harvard Square Happy Meal—featuring a house burger and fries—comes with a Narragansett tallboy and a shot of Fernet Branca. The burger itself is sourced from a Maine co-op and sandwiched between an English muffin and layers of sharp cheddar and bacon.
Housed inside a historic 1868 building that was once home to Chandler’s Corset Store, Stoddard’s pays tribute to its past with vintage garments displayed across the walls. But the real tribute here is to old-fashioned cocktails such as the Zombie, a 1930s concoction that features Appleton rum, absinthe, grenadine, and bitters.
This subterranean spot honors decades past with drinks such as the Shirley Temple Black—a sophisticated blend of rye, Maurin, ginger simple syrup, and lemon juice. Vintage posters throughout the bar heighten the drinks’ nostalgia factor, and hearty clam chowder gives them something substantial to pair with.