HANGOUT SPOTS AROUND BOSTON
Where everyone knows your name
Of course people hang out at bars or restaurants, as opposed to merely going out someplace, more or less at random, for a beverage and bite to eat.
The enduring popularity of “Cheers” notwithstanding, many local establishments offer that intoxicating mix of conviviality, comfort food, and creative drinksmanship. On a recent weeknight, we dropped in on three places — in Copley Square, Downtown Crossing, and Kendall Square — each claiming its own distinctive clientele.
If you’re looking for a spot where you’re made to feel like a regular, here is a round up of places we suggest-- bars where bartenders would love to get to know your name.