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20 Ways to Get Your Beer (or Cider) and Cocktail in One Glass

Beer cocktails: the best of both worlds. For Cocktail Week, here's a sampling of local options. (We've included some cider cocktails too, since cider often fills the role of beer even though it's not the same thing.)

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For when it's a tough decision on whether or not to kick back with a beer, hard cider, or cocktail, here are 20 places where you can have your beer (or cider) and cocktail — and drink it too!

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Estragon Tapas Bar

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700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 266-0443
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Joan Harris - Campari, Spanish lager, and mezcal make this drink a cocktail. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Viale

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(617) 576-1900
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Further Moore - El Buho mezcal, lemon, yellow chartreuse, and cardamaro, topped with Jabbybrau from Jack’s Abby. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

3. Red Bird

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361 Moody St
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 891-5486
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Honey Badger - This cocktail is a combination of Barenjager and a Sixpoint Crisp Pilsner. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Rosa Mexicano

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155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 476-6122
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Micheladas - There are currently two Micheladas on the menu. The first: Chelita with Tecate, lime, Cholula, and Worcestershire. The second: La Sangrita with Negra Modelo and house-made sangria. [Photo: Yelp]

5. Sweet Cheeks

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1381 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-1300
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Beer-Gria - A special house blend of beer, spirits, and juice. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

6. The Hawthorne

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500A Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9150
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Coltivatore - Made from Averna, Atwaters Ale, and Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Deuxave

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371 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 517-5915
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Barreled and Pressed – Buff Trace Bourbon, Ramazotti Amaro, and cranberry bitters, floated on cider. [Photo: Facebook]

8. No. 9 Park

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9 Park St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-9991
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Crisis of Conscience: Created by Ted Kilpatrick, this drink blends Pimm's No. 1, lemon, Peychaud's bitters, Angostura and orange bitters, egg white, and hefeweizen. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

9. Gather

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75 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 982-7220
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Worcester Caipirinha - Combining muddled lime, lemon, sugar, and Cachaça ​rum, and topped with Wormtown Hoppy IPA. [Photo: Facebook]

10. Hopsters

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292 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 916-0752
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Downeast and Dirty - 888 Vanilla Vodka, Dirty Water Velnias (honey liqueur), Luxardo cherry syrup, topped off with Downeast Cider. [Photo: Facebook]

11. Russell House Tavern

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14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 500-6055
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Jumpin’ Jack Smash - Laird’s Applejack, Downeast Cider, Blatant IPA, lemon, honey, cinnamon, and mint. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

12. Commonwealth

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11 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 945-7030
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Tuscan Monk - Four ingredients make up this drink: Cynar, lemon, mint, and Night Shift. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

13. Fairsted Kitchen

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Beacon St
Brookline, MA
Washington Delgado - Pisco, apple shrub, FK Falernum, and Hoponius Union are together in this cocktail. [Photo: Facebook]

14. Trina's Starlite Lounge

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3 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 576-0006
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Tow Truck - Old Monk Rum, Borghetti, coconut cream, and Harpoon Stout. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

15. Bronwyn

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255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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Archduke - Stroh Rum, Echte Kroatzbeere Blackberry, Helbing Kümmel, and Gösser Lager. A second cocktail also fits the bill, the Dreizehn, which has Old Monk Rum 7yr, Polmos Wisniowka Cherry, lime, dark lager simple syrup, and whiskey bitters. [Photo: Chris Coe]

16. Deep Ellum

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477 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-2337
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Picon Bier - House-made orange liqueur is mixed with Full Sail Session Ale and topped with an orange peel in this cocktail. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

17. The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

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425 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(857) 259-6585
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Sawbuck - Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey is mixed with Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur, lemon, and Founders Red's Rye IPA. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

18. jm Curley

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21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333
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19/21 - This cocktail combines bourbon, byrrh, lemon, and imperial beer syrup. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

19. Coppa

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253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 391-0902
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Coney Island Strong Man - Made from yellow and green chartreuse, lemonade, and lager. [Photo: Official Site]

20. Pastoral

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345 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 345-0005
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Horseneck - A combo of Beefeater gin, pineapple, ango, and Harpoon IPA. There are several other beer cocktails on the menu too. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

1. Estragon Tapas Bar

700 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Joan Harris - Campari, Spanish lager, and mezcal make this drink a cocktail. [Photo: Facebook]
700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

2. Viale

Cambridge, MA
Further Moore - El Buho mezcal, lemon, yellow chartreuse, and cardamaro, topped with Jabbybrau from Jack’s Abby. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

3. Red Bird

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
Honey Badger - This cocktail is a combination of Barenjager and a Sixpoint Crisp Pilsner. [Photo: Facebook]
361 Moody St
Waltham, MA 02453

4. Rosa Mexicano

155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
Micheladas - There are currently two Micheladas on the menu. The first: Chelita with Tecate, lime, Cholula, and Worcestershire. The second: La Sangrita with Negra Modelo and house-made sangria. [Photo: Yelp]
155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

5. Sweet Cheeks

1381 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Beer-Gria - A special house blend of beer, spirits, and juice. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
1381 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

6. The Hawthorne

500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Coltivatore - Made from Averna, Atwaters Ale, and Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters. [Photo: Facebook]
500A Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

7. Deuxave

371 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Barreled and Pressed – Buff Trace Bourbon, Ramazotti Amaro, and cranberry bitters, floated on cider. [Photo: Facebook]
371 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02115

8. No. 9 Park

9 Park St, Boston, MA 02108
Crisis of Conscience: Created by Ted Kilpatrick, this drink blends Pimm's No. 1, lemon, Peychaud's bitters, Angostura and orange bitters, egg white, and hefeweizen. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
9 Park St
Boston, MA 02108

9. Gather

75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Worcester Caipirinha - Combining muddled lime, lemon, sugar, and Cachaça ​rum, and topped with Wormtown Hoppy IPA. [Photo: Facebook]
75 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

10. Hopsters

292 Centre St, Newton, MA 02458
Downeast and Dirty - 888 Vanilla Vodka, Dirty Water Velnias (honey liqueur), Luxardo cherry syrup, topped off with Downeast Cider. [Photo: Facebook]
292 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458

11. Russell House Tavern

14 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Jumpin’ Jack Smash - Laird’s Applejack, Downeast Cider, Blatant IPA, lemon, honey, cinnamon, and mint. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138

12. Commonwealth

11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142
Tuscan Monk - Four ingredients make up this drink: Cynar, lemon, mint, and Night Shift. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
11 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, MA 02142

13. Fairsted Kitchen

Beacon St, Brookline, MA
Washington Delgado - Pisco, apple shrub, FK Falernum, and Hoponius Union are together in this cocktail. [Photo: Facebook]
Beacon St
Brookline, MA

14. Trina's Starlite Lounge

3 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143
Tow Truck - Old Monk Rum, Borghetti, coconut cream, and Harpoon Stout. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
3 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143

15. Bronwyn

255 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Archduke - Stroh Rum, Echte Kroatzbeere Blackberry, Helbing Kümmel, and Gösser Lager. A second cocktail also fits the bill, the Dreizehn, which has Old Monk Rum 7yr, Polmos Wisniowka Cherry, lime, dark lager simple syrup, and whiskey bitters. [Photo: Chris Coe]
255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

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16. Deep Ellum

477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
Picon Bier - House-made orange liqueur is mixed with Full Sail Session Ale and topped with an orange peel in this cocktail. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
477 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134

17. The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

425 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143
Sawbuck - Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey is mixed with Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur, lemon, and Founders Red's Rye IPA. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
425 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143

18. jm Curley

21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111
19/21 - This cocktail combines bourbon, byrrh, lemon, and imperial beer syrup. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111

19. Coppa

253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Coney Island Strong Man - Made from yellow and green chartreuse, lemonade, and lager. [Photo: Official Site]
253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

20. Pastoral

345 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Horseneck - A combo of Beefeater gin, pineapple, ango, and Harpoon IPA. There are several other beer cocktails on the menu too. [Photo: Katie Chudy]
345 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

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