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Somerville Wine Bar Rebel Rebel Is Nudging Customers Toward Activism on Mondays

Plus, a yurt-filled patio opens in Dorchester, and more news

Shelves of wine bottles and a chalkboard menu inside a wine bar.
Rebel Rebel in Somerville
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Welcome back to AM Intel, a Monday morning round-up of mini news bites to kick off the week.

Mobilize Mondays at Rebel Rebel

The team at tiny but mighty Somerville natural wine bar Rebel Rebel (find it at Bow Market) is very vocal about a variety of causes — and raises money for them, too — and is now taking time every Monday to help its customers find their voices, focusing on a different issue each week.

Every Monday between noon and midnight, “bring your rage for the patriarchy and we’ll give you the tools to throw that shit right back at them,” announced owner Lauren Friel. Rebel Rebel will be providing envelopes and stamps, addresses for appropriate political contacts, helpful form letters, and other tools to help customers stay informed about various issues and write to the people who have the power to make changes. January 13 will be dedicated to fighting the proposed 100% wine tariffs, which would devastate the industry.

From Inflatable Igloos to Yurts

Dorchester’s Bowery (2261 Dorchester Ave., Boston), which boasts quite a nice patio, is making use of said patio through the winter thanks to three cozy yurts, putting a new spin on the inflatable igloos that have been popping up at venues around the area, most notably on the roof of the Envoy Hotel for several years now.

At the Bowery, located in Lower Mills, the yurts each seat about 10; feature blankets, heaters, and fuzzy chair covers; and can be reserved in two-hour increments.

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Bow Market

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The Bowery Bar

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Rebel Rebel

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