Published November 18, 2013
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
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
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.
90 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02108