New Speakeasy-Style Spot to Open Below The Merchant in Boston

A speakeasy-style spot with international influences is on its way to the heart of Boston, and it will be moving into a space below an upscale brasserie.

According to an article from Eater Boston, the Foreign Correspondents Club is opening in the downstairs level of The Merchant Kitchen & Drinks on Franklin Street, with the place (which will also apparently be known as the FCC) featuring small plates and cocktails that are inspired by places around the globe. The post mentions that customers will be able to access the lounge by getting a vintage postcard at the host stand inside the Merchant which will allow them into the basement space. If all goes as planned, the Foreign Correspondents Club will open later this month.

The Merchant first opened in 2014, offering mostly New American fare using locally-sourced ingredients along with beer, wine, and cocktails.

The address for the upcoming Foreign Correspondents Club (and The Merchant) is 60 Franklin Street, Boston, MA, 02110. The Instagram page for the lounge can be found at

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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