If you're a millennial planning to travel to Boston soon, there are a lot of interesting places to explore that are off the beaten path. From amazing food to small music venues and delicious craft beer bars, there is something for everyone in this city.
The Top Hidden Gems in Boston for a Millennial to Visit
1. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
This atmospheric and fashionable restaurant brings the Mexican day of the dead to life. Have a dry-ice emitting amuse-bouche over a coffin-shaped table, or enjoy complimentary candy floss at the end of your delicious meal. The food and cocktails are to die for, and you’ll remember your time there with the temporary tattoos that come with your check. Get there early for a table or a seat at the bar — the chips and salsa are both bottomless and addictive.
Address: 271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
2. SoWa Open and Vintage Markets
SoWa, the South End market is located in-between a row of up-and-coming art galleries. See trinkets for miles at the indoor vintage market, where you can find an old vinyl record or an art deco poster. The outdoor market is perfect for a sunny day, where you can find fresh food and hand-made art. Held every Sunday in the summer months, the markets will have you treasure-hunting for hours.
Address: 375, 450, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
3. Roxy’s Grilled Cheese & Burgers
In Allston (the hip de-facto Boston area) you can find the home of the most delicious — and definitely the coolest — grilled cheese. Roxy’s logo depicts a girl with sharp black bangs, and a pinball machine keeps the customers occupied in the restaurant. With food trucks all over Boston — one even regularly at SoWa — the truffle fries, cherry lemonade, and gourmet grilled cheese are what dreams are made of.
Address: 485 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
This literally hidden hip-hop apparel haven is located near the hopping Newbury Street, and even closer to Berklee College of Music. The shop has a facade of a run-down convenience store, but walk past the vending machine inside the facade and it jumps aside to reveal Bodega. Find urban fashion inside while you enjoy the secret scene and bumpin’ music.
Address: 6 Clearway St, Boston, MA 02115
Find Belgian delicacies with a hipster edge in the Park Street/Government Center area. This casual setting has a variety of beers, and more sauces for fries and waffles than you could ever imagine. Fries are served Belgian-style in a cone, making Saus a great pit-stop while you explore Boston.
Address: 33 Union St, Boston, MA 02108
6. Great Scott
Address: 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
7. Highball Lounge
Cool and current music meets classy chandeliers at the Highball Lounge. Each table has a board-game, but the dancing gets going pretty early in the night thanks to the dj’s that always deliver. Go around 10pm to get a seat, or stay at the bar to watch the bartenders set drinks on fire and spray champagne over the crowd when things get rowdy.
Address: 90 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108
8. Jugos Juice Bar
This tiny juice bar proves that good things come in small packages. Located right off of Copley Square, the juices and smoothies are fresh and nutrient-packed. The South-American style venue mixes wooden surroundings, a plethora of fruit, and club-style music.
Address: 145 Dartmouth St Boston, MA 02116
This warehouse-style speak easy is accessed through the Italian restaurant Sportello. Head downstairs to Drink, and take in the exposed brick and skeletal feel. The bartenders know what they’re doing, and will serve you delicious drinks you’ve never tasted before in an eclectic setting.
Address: 348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
This article was written by Clara Hudson.