UrbanDaddy
bos
Sign-up-badge
UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.
Nightlife

Boston Home > Nightlife > Games On

Published November 18, 2013

Games On
A Downtown Attic with Rubber Duckie Cocktails

“One cocktail, please. Extra rubber duckies.”

Congratulations, you live in a world where you can say that now.

But only at Highball Lounge, a sprawling den of wine cocktails and late-night board games high atop the Nine Zero Hotel, opening Wednesday in Downtown Crossing.

Looks like a 1960s attic in here. It’s a huge, wood-paneled chamber with antique furniture and a shelf full of vintage vinyl and old board games. Also present: vodka, DJs, lovely humans and Connect Four. And vodka. And Connect Four. Moving on.

Ask for a View-Master. Yes, the red, plastic, childhood kind. These ones display lists of cocktails instead of Batman comics. Click away until you reach the Siciliano with house-blended amaro and blood orange soda. Order it. Take command of a corner banquette under one of the mismatched chandeliers and eat Korean fried chicken nuggets.

Oh, and play board games. Because this place has a lot of those. So a little high-stakes Trouble and a #DuckieRosé sounds about right. That’s a cocktail. It’s made with wine. Then it’s topped with a yellow rubber duckie.

Don’t worry, they already hashtagged it for you.
ADVERTISEMENT Arrow2-down
  • November 24, 2014

    Party Favors

    Party Favors
    The Hot List: 2014 Holiday Parties

  • November 19, 2014

    In the Fresh

    In the Fresh
    A Big Heated Tent with Beer Forever

  • October 27, 2014

    Candi Land

    Candi Land
    Goodbye, Underbar. Hello, Candibar.

  • October 20, 2014

    Getting Warmer

    Getting Warmer
    These Five Warm Cocktails versus Fall

  • September 23, 2014

    How ’Bout Them Apples

    How ’Bout Them Apples
    Five Cider Cocktails for Achieving Peak Fall

© 2014 UrbanDaddy.
All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Melissa Ostrow

Loading...

close