One of the hautest events to keep an eye on this weekend is the Olympics being held in Rio. If you weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket to Brazil’s summer games, you can still get in on all of the action around town. Here are five haute spots in Boston to watch the games.
1 Grill 23 & BarGrill 23
Does anything go better with sports than a 100-day aged prime 18-ounce ribeye and a glass of bold cabernet? We thought not. When it comes to high rolling, Grill 23 does it best. The steaklover's mecca in Back Bay will deliver serious steaks this weekend to Olympic revelers.
161 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116
Sexy, chic, hip and happening are just a few descriptions of the scene at Mistral. This haute South End restaurant offers some of the best grilled thin crust pizza in town that tastes even better when paired up with a gin martini at the bustling bar while watching the men's and women's freestyle swimming.
223 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02116
3 Rowes Wharf BarRowes Wharf Bar
Tucked inside the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf is the cozy Rowes Wharf Bar that will be broadcasting the Olympics this weekend. Get in the spirit by ordering up a mojito and snack on the Alley Tasting platter of pan fried Jonah crab cakes, chilled jumbo shrimp, seared yellowfin tuna with seaweed salad and maple smoked salmon tartar.
70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110
4 Tony C'sTony C's
Over near Fenway Park, Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill is the place to be to get in on all of the Olympic action this weekend. There are so many TVs here, you won't believe your eyes. Each seat offers a great view of the games, but we prefer to belly up to the bar for the best seat in the house. They also have additional locations in Somerville and Burlington.
1265 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215
5 Hawthorne BarThe Hawthorne
At The Hawthorne Bar inside the Hotel Commonwealth, it's all about the perfect pour. This Kenmore Square haute spot sets the Olympic bar high with cocktails with fun names like Off the Record and Steelpan Swizzle.
500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215