Local 149

Local 149 Boston beer bar
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MONDAY - WEDNESDAY: 4 P.M. - 1 A.M. | FRIDAY - SUNDAY: 11 A.M. - 1 A.M.
617.269.0900 | WEBSITE

If everything you know about Southie you learned from Ben Affleck movies, you need to take a trip down to Local 149. While South Boston has—deservedly—garnered a reputation as a tough and rugged neighborhood, recent gentrification has spurred an influx of young professionals and, with them, more upscale American restaurants like Local 149. In addition to a fine beer list—sporting 24 draft lines—Local 149 has some of the best casual food (chicken and waffles are a must) in the southern end of the city.

Known For
  • craft beer
  • full menu
What to drink
Notch, a local brewing outfit, makes great sessionable beers. Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA is worth a try; as is BBC's Coffeehouse Porter and any of the "nitro" beers (beers carbonated with nitrogen and not CO2) on tap.
South Boston
Local 149 is open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends.