Marliave – Boston, MA

Marliave – Boston, MA

It’s Memorial Day of our New England foodie tour and we’d been anxiously waiting for a respectable hour to try Drink, a local watering hole in Boston known for its speakeasy vibe and craft cocktails. However, unbeknownst to us, the bar was closed on this holiday. After walking what felt like all of Boston proper, and having a hit and miss experience at a bar that was actually open (First Amendment), we were hot, tired and desperately in need of a decent drink (within walking distance). I did a search on Yelp and Marliave popped up. It had a solid 4 start rating after 590 reviews so I figured it would work for us.

We strolled up to the bar and the bartender graciously handed us a large menu of their signature cocktails.

6-week barrel-aged Manhattan Old Overholt Rye, Vya Vermouth and Housemade Cinnamon Clove Bitters

6-week barrel-aged Manhattan Old Overholt Rye, Vya Vermouth and Housemade Cinnamon Clove Bitters

Flapper: Greylock Gin, Lavender, Honey & Lemon

Flapper: Greylock Gin, Lavender, Honey & Lemon

James Pepper: House Infused Bakers Bourbon with Orange peel & Vanilla Mixed with Lemon, Sugar cube & House Orange Bitters

James Pepper: House Infused Bakers Bourbon with Orange peel & Vanilla Mixed with Lemon, Sugar cube & House Orange Bitters

Molasses Flood 1919 - Sailor Jerry’s Rum, Molasses & Lime

Molasses Flood 1919 – Sailor Jerry’s Rum, Molasses & Lime

tres curieux Au Bohemian, Au bicycle, Au basket: Henderick’s Gin, St-Germaine,  Lime, Grapefruit & Prosecco

tres curieux
Au Bohemian, Au bicycle, Au basket: Henderick’s Gin, St-Germaine,
Lime, Grapefruit & Prosecco

The drinks were hand-crafted and exactly what we’d been hoping to find in Boston. We also found out that they offer some great happy hour specials, specifically $1 oysters and clams so we were more than willing to partake.

Happy Hour Shucked Oysters

Happy Hour Shucked Oysters

Having whetted our appetite with the clams and oysters, we also ordered the escargot made with garlic, shallots, butter, parsley, cognac, parmesan and served with toasted bread and polenta complimented by gorgonzola and caramelized onions. Delicious!

Creamy Baked side of Polenta - Yum!

Creamy Baked side of Polenta – Yum!

Although Marliave might not have been our original destination, we’re sure glad we found it.

Works for me!

Works for me!

The Bar Downstairs

The Bar Downstairs

Marliave on Urbanspoon

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