sams at louis



There have been more than a few attempts to re-brand the South Boston waterfront with a sexy new name, something that doesn't have the words "South Boston" in it. But the city can call it the Innovation District all they want; there's no getting rid of young Southie partygoers, thousands of whom religiously flock to Whiskey Priest and its wrap-around patio (as well as to the deck behind the always-crowded Atlantic Beer Garden next door). It's not a homogenous gang, though, as both bars are favorites of new-school and legacy South Boston residents.

The remainder of the so-called Inno District is, how you say, EXTREMELY FUCKING EXPENSIVE. So if you plan to ball, you might as well have the sexiest scenery around. Sam's, located on top of the new Louis Boston building at Fan Pier, essentially has the same harbor exposure as Whiskey Priest. But without meatheads and their orange girlfriends screaming over one another, the view is somehow much lovelier. In a sense, all of Sam's is a patio — the restaurant's giant windows slide open, setting a prime example for what this area needs more of. What it doesn't need more of, however, is another pricey waterfront Xanadu with well-mannered customers. Sam's has that covered.

WHISKEY PRIEST,150 Northern Ave, Boston | 617.826.8111

SAM'S AT LOUIS, 60 Northern Ave, Boston | 617.295.0191

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