These Boston-Area Bars Are So Cozy You’ll Think You’re at Home

Here are some of the coziest bars and restaurants in the Boston area for celebrating the magic of the season.

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Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge, Mass. is an unassuming yet well-worn bar in Cambridge, Mass. that is a perfect escape spot.
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The Old Mill is located in Westminster, Mass.
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The 21st Amendment is located in Beacon Hill, Boston.
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Brewer’s Fork in Charlestown, Boston is a slightly upscale restaurant and beer garden whose name almost completely hides the fact that it focuses on excellent pizza.
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Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge, Mass. is an unassuming yet well-worn bar in Cambridge, Mass. that is a perfect escape spot.
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75 Chestnut is not a large restaurant, but is very charming with its dark wooden walls, cozy little bar area and views of Beacon Hill, Boston.
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Dogwood Cafe is hidden in a block of stores across from the Forest Hills T stop, far from the center of Jamaica Plain, Boston. It may be easy to miss, but to those who know about it, it’s one of the best true neighborhood spots in this part of the city.
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Doyle’s Café is located in Jamaica Plain, Boston.
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The Dudley Chateau in Wayland, Mass. seems to be a mix of dive bar and family restaurant. It serves both cheap eats and full dinners, along with an expansive choice of beverages.
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Eagle Brook Saloon is located in Norfolk, Mass.
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The Fairmount Grille in Hyde Park, Boston includes a huge working fireplace with a large old-fashioned clock above it, a cozy bar on the ground floor, and a comfortable dining area on the second floor.
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The Fieldston in Marshfield, Mass. is an elegant but casual spot that features a mix of classic American cuisine and seafood items with a bent toward New England fare.
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"Joe Sent Me" was a password used to get into speakeasies back in the day, and Joe Sent Me in Cambridge, Mass. certainly has that kind of Prohibition-era feel. The space has a dark interior, exposed brick, pressed tin ceiling, and a black-and-white tile floor.
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Maria’s Restaurant offers a number of familiar Italian-American dishes, with an emphasis on red sauce.
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The Warren Tavern in Charlestown, Mass. was built in 1780 and it is believed that George Washington and Paul Revere were among its patrons in its early days. It has a large cozy fireplace reflecting its colonial roots.
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The Gaslight is a high-end restaurant and bar located in Boston’s South End.
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Marliave in Boston has made some tasteful renovations and is a very cozy spot for a drink and bite.
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Sichuan Garden II in Woburn, Mass. consistently hits it out of the park in several categories: food, drink, atmosphere, service, and price.
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The Snug in Hingham, Mass. sits within a building that dates back to the 1820s. It has the feel of an Irish roadside pub.
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