Boston's $2.6 billion resort casino is finally open! The doors of Encore Boston Harbor opened in Everett on June 23. Here's everything you need to know to plan and conquer your visit to this busy attraction.
The 3.1 million-square-foot casino is open 24/7. It features 88 poker tables, 3,158 slots and 144 gaming tables running Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, and much more.
As long as you are gambling, drinks are on the house until 4 AM, but dining is another story. Encore Boston Harbor has 15 bars and restaurants.
The following descriptions are courtesy of Encore Boston Harbor:
Mystique: "Enjoy shareable, Asian-inspired dishes and artful sushi in a seductive atmosphere against the backdrop of Boston's skyline."
Waterfront: "Enjoy a thoughtful selection of local spirits and craft beer in a convivial environment."
The Oyster Bar: "Celebrate the best of New England with locally-caught oysters, clams, crab, and lobster, all prepared right before your eyes."
Fratelli: "Famed restaurateurs Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano bring their Southern Italian specialties honoring Boston's North End to The Encore Boston Harbor."
Red 8: "Cantonese noodle dishes, Hong Kong-style barbecue and Dim-Sum specialties are served in this dynamic room."
On Deck Burger Bar: "With front-row seats to all the sports action, outstanding burgers and other casual favorites, On Deck Burger Bar is sure to be a fan favorite."
Sinatra: "From Ossobuco "My Way" to Frank's Spaghetti with Littleneck Clams, our tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes serves modern twists on the classic Italian cooking Frank loved."
Rare Steakhouse: "Rare redefines the steakhouse experience in an elegant room with stunning waterfront views, and the finest cuts of international and domestic beef."
Garden Cafe: "Impeccably fresh, seasonally driven modern American favorites take their place against the backdrop of the magical Garden Lobby."
The Buffet: "Eternally fun and whimsical, The Buffet at The Encore Boston Harbor features live-action stations, global dishes and fabulous desserts."
Bru: "Espressos and lattes, plus all-day quick bites—from sweet to savory—are available 24 hours a day."
Dunkin': "Open 24 hours daily, the New England staple Dunkin' adjacent to our casino offers coffee specialties, baked goods and more."
Center Bar: "You will not miss any of the action at Center Bar, located right in the heart of the gaming floor."
Garden Lounge: "Specialty cocktails in a seductive vibe are the centerpiece of this upscale craft cocktail lounge above the lushly landscaped Garden Lobby."
Memoire: "Big Night Entertainment Group, the award-winning operators of The Grand at Boston's Seaport bring their newest nightclub experience which includes top-tier DJ talent and sophisticated interiors."
Planning to spend the night? The hotel has 671 luxurious rooms and suites as well as a spa with 17 treatment rooms.
Unfortunately a stay at this trendy spot will cost you a pretty penny. A two-night stay in a premier king will set you back $895 a night - and that's on the low end! Click here to check out rooms and rates.
As for parking, the casino has plenty with 3,000 on-site spots. A six hour visit is $22 or you can opt to pay $42 for 24 hours.
Insider tip: Encore Boston Harbor runs a boat from the World Trade Center dock at the Seaport and the Long Wharf North dock downtown for just $7.