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.