Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape has three homes: Below Howl at the Moon in Boston, New England Seafood Restaurant & Lounge in Methuen, and Park Grill & Spirits in Worcester. While the Methuen and Worcester locations bear the name Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape, the Boston location is known as Dick's Beantown Comedy Den. The Boston location recently moved to the Comedy Den from their previous location at the Vault, where they hosted standup comedians, including Dane Cook, who held a weekly gig there for more than a year, and fellow Boston natives Bill Burr and Joe Rogan. Dick Doherty's comedy clubs as a whole continue to detonate laugh dynamite with their rotating casts of national and local comedians.
Founded by Eric Bickernicks, Velma's Wicked Delicious Kettle Corn serves up fresh kettle-cooked popcorn at stands and farmers' markets throughout New England. The staff also brings its salty snacks to private events and parties.
Inside Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship’s training facility, students of all ages work in groups with instructors to learn the fine techniques involved in Japanese swordsmanship and foil fencing. The Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship instructors also lead classes in stage combat, teaching techniques used by stage and film actors during fight sequences. Once students are comfortable controlling foam practice swords with their minds, they can join the Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship crew on interactive play adventures, such as the Wizards & Warriors summer camp. The live-action role-play events integrate medieval themes with lessons in historical weapons and self-confidence.
Wraparound wooden booths and brick columns create a cozy atmosphere at The Hole In The Hill Bar And Grill. Once they are seated in comfort, customers can tuck into a fried-haddock sandwich with a basket of onion rings or a Genius burger topped with sweet chili sauce, jalape?os, and avocado. A selection of Mexican dishes brings spicy flavor with quesadillas, tacos, and shrimp, chicken, and steak burritos.
The Webster opened as an art-deco movie house more than 70 years ago, and in 1992, the theater and its employees’ slang were both restored to their original condition. Today, the stage monopolizes a major portion of the big-name acts passing through Hartford, with previous headliners including Whitesnake, Henry Rollins, and Cake. A wide-open orchestra invites dancing, and a more-relaxed loge area lets guests coolly survey the action onstage and in the audience.
The Dog Bar Grill breakwater, which was originally constructed between 1894 and 1905, juts 2,250 feet out into the harbor, creating a safe haven for the community located on the other side, but also creating a dangerous hazard for seafarers hoping to safely navigate the waters. The Gloucester Breakwater Light towers at the end of this reef, historically using its bright red lamp or any glow sticks leftover from the Rave of 1898 to direct vessels away from the dangerously rocky shores.
Dog Bar Grill's owners based the name of their neighborhood grill on this light, honoring the welcome sight of a beacon that safely guided so many sailors back to a warm and familiar home. This homespun charm runs deep at Dog Bar, whose chefs demonstrate their passion for the community by buying as many ingredients as possible from local farmers and fishing boats. Dog Bar even earned a nod from Boston magazine, which named it the 2013 Best Bar in the north.
Surrounded by the Colonial-style windows, exposed brick walls, and rich wooden trim, visitors can indulge in the grill's menu of classic comfort foods that have the occasional twist. Beer-battered fish 'n' chips appear alongside more imaginative dishes, such as vegan tempura-battered buffalo cauliflower. In between bites, patrons have the opportunity to enjoy entertainment, which includes live music throughout the week, as well as spirited karaoke nights and high-stakes staring contests.