(Port45, we’re looking at you.)
With on-site concierge, a gym, elevated courtyards, garage parking, smart home technology and even a pet spa, Port45—the new 105-unit luxury condo on 45 West Third Street—has considered every amenity. So much so, one could argue its residents never have to leave. But with West Broadway right outside, and the South End a just short stroll away, staying holed up all weekend, even in state-of-the-art digs, would be a mistake. For proof, we’ve put together a quick weekend itinerary for when our new Port45 neighbors arrive.
Friday Night: Drinks at Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
After work, take the 9, and your co-workers, straight to F Street. Loco’s full tequila bar and variety of street tacos are the perfect way to wind down from the workweek.
Saturday Morning: Brunch at Coppersmith
Hungover? (Did we forget to mention Loco’s margaritas go down like water?) Head to Coppersmith and make a beeline for the DIY Bloody Mary Bar. Hair of the dog, right?
Saturday Afternoon: Tour the Institute of Contemporary Art
Now that you feel like human again, grab a bike (another Port45 perk—a bike sharing program), and peddle to the ICA for an interactive exhibit, or to just admire the building—a glass expanse that hovers over Boston Harbor, it’s art in and of itself.
Saturday Night: Dim Sum at Myers and Chang
Satiate the appetite you’ve worked up today with American twists on Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese classics, brought to you by the owner of Boston’s famed Flour Bakery (a stop for another weekend).
Saturday Late-Night: Post-Dinner Cocktails at Drink
End your night at Barbara Lynch’s award-winning craft cocktail bar. Head straight to the bar (it gets crowded quick), and let their skilled mixologists whip you up a custom cocktail.
Sunday Morning: Brunch at The Maiden
One of Southie’s latest West Broadway additions, The Maiden offers the perfect start to your Sunday—with oysters, cheeses, and meats. And don’t forget their Bloody Mary, made with tequila for a smoky kick.
Sunday Afternoon: SoWa Open Markets
Hop on your bike again, and peddle less than a mile to SoWa (“South of Washington”), where, starting in April, you’ll find an open market boasting over 150 vendors, farm stands, food trucks, live music, craft beer, and more.
Sunday Night: Resume Your Netflix Binge
Grab a bottle of wine around the corner at Social Wines and rest up for next weekend’s itinerary…