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#1 dsquared

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 03:00 PM



You Know The Drill:

Heading To Boston for the weekend of May 30th. Looking for a cool hotel, some shops and a decent bar scene!
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Posted 24 April 2004 - 04:45 AM



In Boston at the moment. Very "New England-y," which isn't to say it's bad...just lacking urban flava, if you know what I mean. Note: some of the street musicians are DOPE!
Pretty city, none-the-less. Lamentably, everything shuts down at 2am.
Being a huge fan of dnb, music scene bit of a disappointment (though it's an indie rock fan's dream). The only weekly dnb party is at a spot called Phoenix Landing, in Cambridge (512 Massachusetts Ave)...Thursdays. Met some cool cats from L.A.
Ganguin exhibit (his later works) at the Museum of Fine Arts...may be worth your while if you're a fan.
Satellite Records was a familiar favorite.
Check out Newbury St...some funky boutiques...also, Newbury Comics (somewhat famous).
As for hotels...can't help you. I'm at the Hilton Back Bay...very predictable digs, but comfortable.
Safe journey...and enjoy!
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 11:10 PM



I used to live in Boston and I would say I agree with the above comments/suggestions.

My suggestions would be to check out the following places (I don't know how shiny and glitzy you want to get, so there is a variety here just to be safe):

Good eats & loungin to fly music: The Enormous Room http://www.enormous.tv

Gourmet pizza in a nice setting, nice location (Harvard Sq): Cambridge 1 <a href="http://www.bostonphoenix.com" target="_blank">http://www.bostonpho...2374645.htm</a>

Try some of the bars like Vox on Boylston if you're in the Back Bay...but keep in mind Boston is a college town so it's mostly cheesey bars filled with jocks and the locals are townies with bad accents...if you want the more upscale crowd like the people who moved/are visiting from out of town like yourself, then stick with the downtown spots and stay away from the college campuses.

Also, if you can stomach a dive bar there is a spot on Mass. Ave. in the South End called Wally's that has serious jazz/funk jam sessions by Berkeley College of Music's best and brightest.

This rag kinda sucks but Boston is so small it likely won't leave out much of the places to go to http://www.bostonphoenix.com

Have fun and use a condom.
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