We're making a guys trip to Boston from October 14-17. Coming for Patriots/Cowboys game.
We have 2 nights where we can go out...and looking for something that fits our tastes.
We are all in 30's...some early, some late.
Looking for LOCAL food, and great atmosphere. When we travel usually, we eat where locals eat then go to bars where locals go. NO CHAINS WHATSOEVER. NO UPSCALE either...we're jeans types, so casual is the order of the day.
Looking for sports bars, or lounge style...not interested in clubs, not interested in live music where we can't talk. Somewhere where girls actually hang out is a PLUS (only half are married). Not looking for strip clubs at all, not our style.
So looking for the following:
1) Areas where we can find everything we are looking for, perhaps a neighborhood or area where all needs could be met.
2) Food recommendations...someone mentioned The Barking Crab to me, said it was local seafood (kind of a "when in Boston" type of place). The issue is that I have no idea if there is anything around it, hate to travel 20 minutes to hit a bar for the rest of the evening.
ALSO, we are staying in Cambridge area...in case that helps. We have a car but plan to use subway, so any stops you know would be great. We are on top of the Kendall Square MIT Red Line.