348 Congress St., Boston
If Piet Mondrian were to open a bar in said present day Boston, it would look something like Drink’s refurbished warehouse fixed with naked light bulbs where the bartenders behind the counter sport tailored button downs and nostalgic suspenders.
Formerly a wool warehouse, the minimalist aesthetic emulates chemistry class gone chic – crystal mortar and pestles and classified framed beetles – where the only trace of color is in the clay-potted houseplants. We admit the ambiance sounds lackluster when associating dissected frog bellies to highballs, but Drink prefers to put the “fun” in the fundamentals of mixology. Like watching Houdini mix you a Mai Tai, this is one of the few venues that encourages mixing flames with highly flammable liquids. We highly recommend the Blue Blazer to watch this in action. Every menu item is handled with the utmost care, which holds true down to the very last freshly chipped ice cube from a 50 lb. block. The bar fare is as flamboyant as the cocktail menu, offering pinky-up specials to your basic fast food staples--think duck hot dogs and brioche pizzas. Visit Drink for (non-tacky) Tiki Sundays at 4PM; a bar achievement in itself offering island-inspired libations.
One of Fort Point’s most highly frequented bars, it’s the simple things that count at Drink. With that said, keep calm and drink on.