The 122nd Boston Marathon and the city's associated Patriot's Day events are expected to bring in more than $200 million to the economy, according to the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
With bars and restaurants across the state offering specials and race-themed celebrations, there will be no shortage of places to get your eat and drink on.
The iconic Eastern Standard Kitchen in Kenmore Square is not only located right along the runners' route, it is also a stone's throw from Fenway Park. They are expecting to be at capacity all day, so you may want to check out one of these 5 fabulous spots instead.
Sam Adams will officially set up shop at Back Bay Social to serve their marathon exclusive 26.2 Brew. The all-day, cover-free events begin with brunch and specialty cocktails as well as music and giveaways.The patio provides a direct view of the finish line, but since rain is expected, the race will also be broadcast inside on a projector.
In honor of Alden & Harlow's third annual Burger Marathon, five staff cooks will create their own version of Head Chef, Michael Scelfo’s famous “secret burger". Try such fancy creations as Lou’s Little Lamb Burger, with ground lamb, crispy sfela cheese, and harissa aioli on a pita bun or the Sam & Son’s Burger, with a latke, cured salmon, red onion jam, and herbed cream cheese on a potato bun.
This spot is also refreshingly off the marathon's beaten path.
Serving rich, decadent pasta dishes all weekend and into Monday as part of their Boston Marathon for Social Athletes event, City Tap also welcomes the marathon's true athletes to enjoy a healthy pre-run brunch. Monday afternoon, Sam Adams will swing by for a 26.2 Brew pint party on the patio.
4. Dig Inn
With three delicious and incredibly fresh locations In Copley Square, the Prudential Center, and Downtown Crossing, Dig Inn may be the healthiest option on the list with tons of fruits, veggies, proteins and healthy carbs to choose from. Marathon Day visitors are invited to enjoy a bowl of $2.62 mac and cheese and runners who show their medal will enjoy the same privilege all week!
5. The Beehive
According to Facebook, The Beehive "is an underground Bohemian bistro featuring amazing cuisine, libations and live music nightly." From 3 PM to 12AM Marathon Monday, they will be hosting their 5th Annual Stepping Strong fundraiser for the Gillian Reny Center for Trauma Innovation.
The event is free and will feature live jazz performances. All sales of festival foods created by chef James Lyons (including crispy duck tacos and short rib beignets) and beer specials from Jack’s Abby will support the trauma center founded by the family of 18-year-old Gillian Reny who was wounded during the 2013 marathon bombing.