Top Choice Cafe in Salem

Gulu-Gulu Café

Gulu-gulu means 'gulp, gulp' in French, and this place is named after a now-defunct cafe in Prague. That's an indication of how eclectic it is, featuring (in no particular order) delicious coffee, art-adorned walls,…
Pub in Lowell

Worthen House

This brick tavern (Lowell's oldest, dating to 1834) is famed for its amazing pulley-driven fan system (which is still operational). The pressed-tin ceiling and wooden bar remain from the early days, giving this plac…
Pub in Gloucester

Crow's Nest

The down-and-dirty fisherfolk bar made famous in The Perfect Storm. But this is the real deal, not the set the movie folks threw up for a few weeks during filming. Come early if you want to drink with the fishing cr…
Cafe in Lexington

Ride Studio Cafe

Part bike store, part cafe, this is a novel concept. Come hang out with other cyclists, browse the gear and drink invigorating coffee. A perfect stop pre-, post- or midride.
Cafe in Rockport

Brothers Brew Coffee Shop

Two words: coffee and doughnuts. There are other (perhaps healthier) options for breakfast, but go for the doughnuts. You won't regret it.
Pub in Salem

In a Pig’s Eye

This dark, friendly pub boasts an eclectic menu of burgers and beef stroganoff, homemade soups and tasty salads, and ‘Pig’s Eye Favorites’ like steak tips or pork chops. Despite the small space, it has live music (u…
Microbrewery in Salem

Salem Beer Works

Part of the Boston Beer Works family, this microbrewery serves 15 brews on tap, as well as a full menu of pub grub, sandwiches and more. The specialty seems to be things fried, which undoubtedly encourages more beer…
Cafe in Salem

Front Street Coffeehouse

A cool place to sip a caffe latte or munch on a giant sandwich – sometimes served with a healthy dose of attitude. This is where multipierced urban youths, well-groomed soccer moms and out-of-town visitors all find …
Irish Pub in Quincy

Paddy Barry's

No food, just friendly folks, inviting atmosphere and perfectly poured Guinness. You might catch some live music, but the good craic is guaranteed.