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Sample This: 10 Must-Drink Wine and Beer Flights

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Sometimes it's hard to commit to just one particular variety of beer or wine, and really, why should one have to? Instead, those opting to taste a variety all in one visit can order a flight at one of these local restaurants and bars. Problem solved.


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1. Ducali Pizzeria & Bar

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289 Causeway St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 742-4144
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At Ducali, there's a choice of two different beer flights. One, dubbed the "Beantown," is a local mixed bag, and the second takes a more global approach with offerings from around the world. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Belly Wine Bar

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One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 494-0968
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It's a make-your-own-wine-flight approach at Belly, leaving diners to sample a wide variety of wines from the impressive and lengthy list that is constantly rotating. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

3. Meadhall

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4 Cambridge Ctr
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 714-4372
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With over 100 beers on draught, Meadhall also offers a selection of flights that pair nicely with their bar snacks. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Hopsters

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292 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 916-0752
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Guests can design their own beer flights from a choice of local and very local (house-brewed) beers. Those wishing to take their passion for beer one step further can brew their own beer while there. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Sunset Grill & Tap

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130 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 254-1331
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Boasting the largest beer selection on the East Coast, Sunset offers beer enthusiasts the opportunity to create their own flight. Or, if really thirsty, guests can order beer by the yard. [Photo: Yelp]

6. Piattini Wine Cafe

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226-228 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-2020
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Piattini offers six different wine flight choices, all consisting of three wines a piece. Each glass comes with tasting notes providing details of the region as well as other interesting facts about the wines. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Harpoon Beer Hall

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306 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 456-2322
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Gazing out at the city skyline, one can enjoy a house-baked and beer-boiled pretzel with a choice of dipping sauce and, of course, a flight of five beers. Choose from any that are on tap. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

8. Lineage

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242 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 232-0065
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Guests may choose to make a beer flight out of three or four of the beers that are available on tap. [Photo: Facebook]

9. Barcelona Wine Bar

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1700 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 264-8900
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Tapas can paired with wine flights, or "tastes," as they're referred to at Barcelona. All wines that are available by the glass can be ordered as part of a "taste." [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

10. Ten Tables

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597 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-8810
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A local beer flight is available at the Jamaica Plain location, featuring a variety of ever-changing beers to sample. [Photo: Yelp]

1. Ducali Pizzeria & Bar

289 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114
At Ducali, there's a choice of two different beer flights. One, dubbed the "Beantown," is a local mixed bag, and the second takes a more global approach with offerings from around the world. [Photo: Facebook]
289 Causeway St
Boston, MA 02114

2. Belly Wine Bar

One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
It's a make-your-own-wine-flight approach at Belly, leaving diners to sample a wide variety of wines from the impressive and lengthy list that is constantly rotating. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

3. Meadhall

4 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge, MA 02142
With over 100 beers on draught, Meadhall also offers a selection of flights that pair nicely with their bar snacks. [Photo: Facebook]
4 Cambridge Ctr
Cambridge, MA 02142

4. Hopsters

292 Centre St, Newton, MA 02458
Guests can design their own beer flights from a choice of local and very local (house-brewed) beers. Those wishing to take their passion for beer one step further can brew their own beer while there. [Photo: Facebook]
292 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458

5. Sunset Grill & Tap

130 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Boasting the largest beer selection on the East Coast, Sunset offers beer enthusiasts the opportunity to create their own flight. Or, if really thirsty, guests can order beer by the yard. [Photo: Yelp]
130 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134

6. Piattini Wine Cafe

226-228 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116
Piattini offers six different wine flight choices, all consisting of three wines a piece. Each glass comes with tasting notes providing details of the region as well as other interesting facts about the wines. [Photo: Facebook]
226-228 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116

7. Harpoon Beer Hall

306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Gazing out at the city skyline, one can enjoy a house-baked and beer-boiled pretzel with a choice of dipping sauce and, of course, a flight of five beers. Choose from any that are on tap. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
306 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

8. Lineage

242 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
Guests may choose to make a beer flight out of three or four of the beers that are available on tap. [Photo: Facebook]
242 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

9. Barcelona Wine Bar

1700 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445
Tapas can paired with wine flights, or "tastes," as they're referred to at Barcelona. All wines that are available by the glass can be ordered as part of a "taste." [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
1700 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445

10. Ten Tables

597 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
A local beer flight is available at the Jamaica Plain location, featuring a variety of ever-changing beers to sample. [Photo: Yelp]
597 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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