Friday, May 6, 2016

Waxy's Modern Bar + Kitchen Opens Modern Irish Bar with Great Cocktails in Brookline (Boston, MA)

A new Irish bar just opened up in Boston's Brookline neighborhood, but don't expect a dive bar with nothing but Guinness. Waxy's Modern Bar + Kitchen is a modern Irish bar concept from Waxy O'Connor's, a departure from their previous old school pubs, and that means great craft brews and cocktails. The name comes form the term "waxy", which colloquially means a lucky event.
The cocktails and beer list come courtesy of James O'Brien, an Ireland native who learned the trade at New York City bars. Waxy's will feature 40 rotating beers on tap. The beer list is separated by styles (cider, sours, IPAs, etc) and feature breweries such as Founders, Sixpoint, Harpoon, Firestone Walker, Allagash, etc. Not to worry, though, they'll still have Guinness and Magner's.
As for cocktails, he's concocted some fun cocktails to fit a wide range of palates, from the Tiki-style
Shake Rattle & Rum (Three Olives Elvis coconut water vodka, The Real McCoy 5-year rum, pineapple, ginger, and Angostura bitters) ...

... to the more spirit forward drinks, and even beer cocktails.
Note to Self (Hennessy Black, Carpano Antica, Pussers 15, Averna, Peychaud's bitters $12)
An Apple a Day (Crown Royal Regal Apple, Smirnoff Caramel vodka, Angostura bitters, $10) - the new version of apple martini? I found this interesting - a strong and sweet caramel apple drink that would do quite well in the fall and winter.
On the food menu, you'll find traditional and modernized pub food like Scotch Eggs and Corned beef sliders on brioche buns.
At the same time they also serve hummus, fresh oysters, and Wings in a caramel sea salt glaze

The entree options included Shepherd's Pie, Pork & Leek Sausage and Mash, and also seared scallops, Atlantic seafood stew, and more.

Waxy's in Brookline is their 7th New England location, but the menu at each location is quite different. The Brookline location is one where they keep the friendly vibe of an Irish pub combined with a great craft beer and cocktail list and food menu that has something for everyone. I've yet to try their entrees but I'm looking forward to coming here to try more food and drinks. The Brookline location is also conveniently located by the St. Mary's St green line T stop.

Waxy's Modern Bar + Kitchen
1032 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 651-8323
Waxy's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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