Sometimes you need a cocktail. Maybe it was a longer-than-usual day at the office or with the kids. Maybe you finally got a sitter, so you could catch up with friends you haven’t seen in forever. Perhaps you and the hubby are on date night. Or you need to sneak away, to people watch, in a pleasant space from your perch at the bar, and have a moment alone with your well-made drink. Whatever the occasion, after a cocktail, you are bound to get hungry. Thankfully, Brick & Mortar in Central Square slings substantial and satisfying food, in addition to their top-notch libations. Enjoy a reasonably affordable night out — with food and drinks, in a hip space with no sign on the door. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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