NWR Social Night!
I'm looking into bars (I assume we're all of age) around the Convention Center, because regardless of where y'all are staying you're going to be around there. I'm scoping it out on Yelp because I'm all about reviews. Yelp also has a super feature on it that allows you to find bars that are good for groups and allows you to narrow down your price range. I checked off $ and $$, and here's what I found:
The Pour House - bar/pub. This is my number 1 choice for 2 reasons. The first is that I love it's name, and the second is that it is literally across the street. The also serve food, but do not take reservations, so I assume this place is going to be out of control at the end of the convention, which is why I even bothered to continue looking. But I read a review that says Thursday nights are half-off Mexican food so I am totally in. Oh, and I'll post a quote from another review: "cheap cheap cheap cheap cheap! and the beers are huge! and the nachos are huge!" I really don't think anyone could possibly contest.http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-pour-house-boston
King's Bowling - bowling/dinner/bar/pool/VIDEO GAMES. I originally clicked on this because my revelation with The Pour House made me realize I should check off "Accepts Reservations" as well. So I weeded through a bunch to find King's, which caught my attention because it has video games. Uhhh hello! But it's a bowling alley that is notorious for having 2 hour long waits on weekends. So if this is it, I'm going to try to make reservations by like, Thursday afternoon, so I'm going to need a head count if we're doing bowling. It is also INSANELY close to the Convention Center so it may even be reserved out by now.http://www.yelp.com/biz/kings-boston
Pazzo Ristorante - Italian/full bar/restaurant. I wanted to have a more sit-down-restaurant place on here, too. This is Italian and got some rave reviews; it also has a full bar (the important thing). And it's super close to the convention center AND has only $$ so if we want to opt for a sit-down dinner, this would be it, IMO. Again, this place takes res's so I'll call as soon as we have a good head count once we all decide. If y'all are digging a restaurant vibe and are willing to shell out some more money we can do sushi/Asian or tapas.http://www.yelp.com/biz/pazzo-ristorante-and-bar-boston
(FYI: $$ means $11-$30 but there's like nothing in Back Bay for under $10.)
Also, I don't know where everyone's staying but we're going to be at Hilton Boston Back Bay, which is right next to the convention center.Note: I have never been to Boston in my life, let alone Back Bay. If someone has and knows some good places, please suggest some! These are just ones I found after an hour or so on Yelp.