Photo: Lookout Rooftop Bar
As the temperature creeps even colder and the snow starts falling, many Bostonians may find themselves singing along to an old Christmas tune. But though the weather outside may be frightful, there’s certainly not “no place to go” when the city has so many incredible bars and hot spots you have to experience!
The Boston Hot Chocolate Experience
If you pay a visit to the MET Back Bay during these chilly winter months, you’ll find that a pleasant surprise awaits. Restauranteur Kathy Sidell has brought back a popular seasonal menu item – flights of hot cocoa! For $14, you can sample four delicious and unique flavors (available with or without booze): a standard mug with marshmallow and whipped cream, nutmeg-spiced cocoa with coconut flakes, a pumpkin dulce variety with salted caramel and a churro for dipping, and a classic peppermint hot chocolate.
November 29-February 13
279 Dartmouth St., Boston
The Lodge at Publico
If this winter weather is making you dream of snow-topped mountains and cozy ski lodges, Publico is here to bring your dreams to life. The restaurant’s holiday-themed lodge is back for the third year, and it’s bringing with it all the cozy atmosphere you’d expect to find in Aspen. Head out to the atrium (don’t worry, the roof is closed) to visit a gorgeous, pine-filled winter wonderland, and make sure you enjoy all the tasty loge-inspired snacks and shots!
Opens December 1st, 5 p.m. to close on Fridays and 2 p.m. to close on weekends
11 Dorchester St., South Boston
Veuve Clicquot Ski Chalet
Looking for a ski-lodge vibe without the shots? The W Boston hotel just the place for you. The Veuve Cliquot Ski Chalet is an elegant twist on the pop-up ski lodge, complete with a selection of wines from French Champagne house Veuve Clicquot. The Gallery restaurant has been completely transformed with plush pillows, cozy blankets, an elegant Christmas tree, and of course, a ski lift photo booth for taking the perfect selfie. Unwind and enjoy a glass of wine along with gourmet dishes from executive chef Elyssa DuBois.
Tuesday-Saturday, December 10 until March 7, 5-10 p.m. (plus weekend brunch hours)
The Gallery at the W Boston
100 Stuart St., Boston
Lookout Rooftop Igloos
Sometimes, the most amazing part of winter is simply watching the snowfall – while you’re warm and cozy, of course! And for the fourth year, the Envoy Hotel is making it easier than ever for you to catch a glimpse of Boston under snowfall with its Lookout Rooftop Igloos. These LED-lit igloos (and the new 1,800-square foot enclosure nearby) offer space for up to 10 people, along with a selection of delicious small bites from executive chef Tatiana Rosana. Enjoy a fun night out with friends, and take in some of the best views of the city! Make an igloo reservation here.
November 7-TBD April, Tuesday-Saturday nights
70 Sleeper St., Seaport, Boston