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Drink Is a "World's Best Bar"; Six Flags Food & Beer Fest; More

Upcoming events and recommended reading.

FORT POINT — has released its 2014 list of — wait for it — "The World's 50 Best Bars." Boston's own Drink lands at #36 on the list thanks to "the soul of Boston seep[ing] into this bar." []

CAMBRIDGE — The local brewing and bar scene continues to discuss the illegal but allegedly widespread "pay to play" arrangements where brewers or distributors secure draft lines at bars through under-the-table monetary deals. Cambridge Brewing Company jumps in with a statement in support of Pretty Things' Dann Paquette, who brought the issue to light in a series of fiery tweets earlier this week. [FB]

SOUTH END — Head to The Urban Grape this Sunday, October 19 at 7 p.m. for Urban Affairs: A Cornucopia of Brews and Bites, a four-course exploration of "seasonality in food and beer pairing" featuring Lineage's Chef de Cuisine, Rich Morin; Urban Hops' manager, Ben Bouton; and Lineage's Jeremy Sewall, who will talk about The New England Kitchen, his brand new cookbook. Tickets are $25 (21+ event). [Lineage]

AGAWAM — Six Flags is throwing a food and beer festival this Saturday, October 18 from noon until 11 p.m., featuring a number of food trucks from the Boston area and beyond, including Walloon's, Uyghur Kitchen, and M & M Ribs. Tickets are $49.99 (including park admission and parking) or $10 for just the festival. [Official Site]

Cambridge Brewing Company

1 Kendall Square, , MA 02139 (617) 494-1994 Visit Website


348 Congress Street, , MA 02210 (617) 695-1806 Visit Website


242 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 617 232 0065

Urban Grape

303 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118 (857) 250-2509