Union Oyster House 41 Union St, Boston, MA02108 In business for 184 years, this is America's oldest restaurant in continuous operation. The space is surprisingly large…More with one bar for drinks and another for oysters, multiple dining rooms and even a gift shop. Every nook of this venerable establishment offers a history lesson through plaques, photographs, signs and artwork. The Union Oyster House is truly a Boston staple.
Beyene's Food Basket 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA02114 Beyene's Food Basket is a small convenience store, which is located right next to the Haymarket T stop. The layout is…More that of a walk-in kiosk, in that floor space is very limited. It is, however, the ideal place to stop by for chewing gum, candy, chips, snacks, soft drinks or tobacco products for people in a hurry. It is cash-only, but there is an ATM located on the premises.
CVS Pharmacy 155 Charles St, Boston, MA02114 Prominently located across the street from the Charles/MGH MBTA Station, this pharmacy is stocked with all the…More essentials, such as your morning newspaper, a last-minute birthday card, the toiletries you forgot to pack and a variety of cold drinks. While the store is open 24 hours, please note that the pharmacy is closed in the evenings.
Rite Aid 100 Cambridge St, Boston, MA02114 With clear and concise signage hanging from the ceiling, it's easy to navigate the 17 aisles of this drug store, which…More carries over-the-counter medicines, medical supplies, toiletries and office supplies. Two aisles are dedicated to food and 14 refrigerated units hold everything from ice cream and yogurt to soda and energy drinks. At the front of the store, you'll find a do-it-yourself photo processing center. The pharmacy is located in the rear and offers a private room for patient consultations.
Caffe Bella Vita offers Italian-inspired cafe cuisine, including sandwiches, pastries, antipasta with fresh…More mozzarella, artichokes and basil, and soups. Its specialty is Italian gelato, but it also features an extensive coffee menu, which includes the classic lattes and mochas, as well as a drink consisting of four shots of espresso for customers whose caffeine craving is not easily satisfied.
The Beehive 541 Tremont St, Boston, MA02116 Located at the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street, The Beehive is a restaurant and bar serving dinner nightly…More and brunch on the weekends. Open daily, the Beehive offers a full bar and regularly scheduled live music performances, as well as a menu of small plates, raw bar fare, fish, steaks, sandwiches and more. The restaurant also hosts private parties. Visit the Beehive website for full brunch, dinner and drink menus.
7 Eleven 66 Charles St, Boston, MA02108 This 7 Eleven provides quick convenience for Beacon Hill locals by stocking basic grocery items, grab-and-go foods,…More newspapers, candy and other small items. There is even a small counter/table area for patrons to drink coffee while reading morning newspapers. In keeping with the Charles Street style, the front store sign is done in an antique style, so as to not disrupt the old-fashioned nature of the Charles Street signage.
Beacon Hill Pub 149 Charles St, Boston, MA02114 An unabashedly unpretentious neighborhood dive bar, Beacon Hill Pub is known for its cheap drinks and loyal local…More clientele. During the day, the pub is a low-key place locals and workers drop in for a beer, and at night it is a favorite place of Suffolk and MIT students and young working professionals. The pub has 11 beers on tap, a white and red wine available by the glass, a jukebox, dartboards, a vending machine (the pub does not serve prepared foods), TVs, arcade machines and a foosball table. The bar is cash-only, but there is an ATM inside.
Court Square Smoke Shops 15 Court St, Boston, MA02108 Don't let the name fool you -- this establishment is more convenience store than smoke shop. And, despite not having a…More sign on the door, it has a steady stream of customers looking for everything from snacks to stamps to lottery tickets. It also stocks a wide variety of bottled drinks, including obscure hard-to-find items such as Tab and Moxie.
Finagle-A-Bagel 277 Cambridge St, Boston, MA02114 Finagle-A-Bagel prides itself on being Boston's supplier of high-quality all-natural bagels, hand-baking all of the…More bagels it sells in its headquarters in Newton. Bagel varieties include blueberry, sesame, whole wheat, plain, cinnamon raisin, jalapeno, chunky vegetable and triple chocolate chip. Finagle-A-Bagel cafe offers bagels and cream cheese, breakfast sandwiches, panini, pizza bagels, soups and salads. It also provides a selection of soft drinks, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
This Starbucks location is right across from the Government Center Station. It offers all the delicious coffees…More and other beverages, as well as the snacks and treats, you've come to know and love from Starbucks. The staff is very friendly and efficient, too.
But the best part of this particular establishment is the window seating, which allows customers to enjoy their drinks and snacks with a view of City Hall and the street -- great for people watching in a fabulous location.
City Convenience 23 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 This branch of the City Convenience chain is relatively large, offering the standard convenience store fare, including…More chips, crackers, cookies, candy, magazines and a wall fridge full of soft drinks. In addition, this branch offers a large wine and beer selection and even sells 12-packs of popular brews, as well as kegs of Heineken. Wines are mostly domestic and affordable for those on a budget. The fridge also features prepared sandwiches and sushi. There is also a cappuccino machine and a microwave within the store.
This hidden gem is tucked away in the basement of the John W. McCormack Building. Although it is open to the public,…More you must pass through security at the entrance to the building. Signs on the floor lead to this cafeteria-style eatery offering breakfast and lunch. There is enough seating for a few hundred patrons.
Select your meal from many stations: salad bar, deli, hot entrée, fry station and frozen yogurt bar. Packaged meals are available for those on the go. There is also a book swap and game library for those who can sit awhile.
A variety of snack options include granola bars, chips and a large drink selection.
Nestled on quite Chestnut Street in Beacon Hill, 75 Chestnut offers a charming bistro feel. Hidden just a short walk…More away from the bustle of Charles Street, the interior of this bar and grill features warm brown, gold and yellow tones, providing an intimate setting for a romantic meal or a relaxing dinner with friends. The bar area also offers ample seating for a drink after work - try a Classic 75 Cosmo - or a light snack.
Sundays feature a live jazz brunch from September to June, and various seasonal and holiday events are offered throughout the year, making this a neighborhood favorite.