Pore through the pages of any cocktail history tome and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a distinctive contribution to the art that is Boston’s and Boston’s alone. The Ward 8, however, is a drink that did originate here, specifically at the long-gone Locke-Ober restaurant on Winter Place (in the spot currently known as Yvonne’s).
DIRTY OLD BOSTON: MISSING JIMMY’S
Jimmy’s, which first opened as the Liberty Cafe and was eventually renamed after its owner, had little competition until 1963, when Anthony’s Pier 4 was opened by restaurateur Anthony Athanas.
VIDEO: BROTHER CLEVE AND THE LEGENDARY JEFF “BEACHBUM” BERRY TALK TIKI
Check out the exclusive video below, and head to Empire tonight to make your way through enough Zombie's to potentially turn you into one tomorrow. Dangerous, those things.
WHAT A MUG: LOCAL COCKTAIL GOD BROTHER CLEVE ON BOSTON’S TIKI CULTURE
In spite of the fact we seem to be in the throes of a perpetual winter, or perhaps because of it, tiki culture in Boston is booming.
IN TOD’ WE TRUST: POLAR-VORTEX-PROOF DRINKING, WITH MORE FIRE
As bar manager Jamie Walsh puts it, “It’s for people who like shit set on fire.”