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Mar 8, 2019 11:55:00 AM
By BLO Staff

Things to do near the venue

Whether you live in the city or are just visiting there are always new places to explore and discover. Why not pair your trip to the opera with a day of new experiences? Our next opera, The Rape of Lucretia, will be held at the Artist for Humanity EpiCenter in Fort Point and just a few minutes from the South Boston Seaport. Be sure to buy your tickets then check out our suggestions for things to do, eat, and visit before or after your show:



The Boston Experience: Enjoy breakfast a Mul's Diner, head over the the Boston Tea Party Museum, or go on a tour of Harpoon Brewery, a Boston favorite before your show

Breweries and Beyond: For beer fans, visit Harpoon, Worden Hall or Trillium brewery before or after the opera.

A Cultural Tour: Get into the art world before a night at the opera with a quick trip to the Institute of Contemporary Art or dinner at the historic Amrheins Restaurant.

Night Out on the Town: For a fun night with friends go to the opera first then pick from Moonshine 152, Worden Hall, or Coppersmith for some post show drinks.


Places to Eat:

Coppersmith- A gastropub in a converted warehouse with a cozy cafe, a dining room with food trucks & a raw bar–equipped roof deck.
40 W 3rd St, South Boston, MA 02127 – 2 minute walk to venue
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Sunday: 11am - 1am

For $100 get dinner at Copperfield's and attend Wednesday's show. Learn more.

Amrheins Restaurant- A longtimer providing classic American & Italian meals in a genteel pub setting with an 1800s bar.
80 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127 – 3 minute walk to venue
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2am
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 2am

Mul’s Diner- Southie favorite for crème brûlée French toast, bottomless cups of joe & a classic, retro vibe.
75 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 – 3 minute walk to venue
Monday - Thursday: 5am - 12:30pm
Friday - Sunday: 5am - 1pm

Moonshine 152- This global eatery mixes street food with East Coast & Asian flavors & also has a late-night menu.
152 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127 – 4 minute walk to venue
Monday - Friday: 5am - 2am
Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 2am

Worden Hall- A racetrack-themed spot with penny-covered bar serving pub grub & deep list of whiskeys & craft beers.
22 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127 – 5 minute walk to venue
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 1am
Friday: 11:30am - 2am
Saturday: 10:30am - 2am
Sunday: 10:30am - 1am


Museums and Historic Sites to Visit:

Institute of Contemporary Art - Enjoy striking contemporary art from paintings and sculptures to performances and films in galleries with large windows overlooking the Harbor.
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210 – 20 minute walk/bus, 8 minute drive
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Wednesday and Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday - Friday: 10am - 9pm

Boston Fire Museum - Explore a small museum in an old firehouse featuring exhibits pertaining to Boston's firefighting history.
344 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 – 13 minute walk, 4 minute drive
Monday - Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm

Boston Tea Party Museum - Visit this floating history museum and see live reenactments and multimedia exhibits. In need of a snack? They also have a tearoom.
306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 – 16 minute walk/bus, 4 minute drive
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm


Breweries to Try:

Trillium Brewery - Stop by this local brewery for beer on draft, cans, bottles and growlers to go, or dinner. they have a full food menu, are family friendly, and take dinner reservations.
50 Thomson Place, Boston MA 02210 – 30 minute walk/bus, 10 minute drive to venue
Everyday 11am - 11pm

Harpoon Brewery - Take a tour, enjoy fresh Harpoon and UFO beers, pretzels, and explore the retail store.
306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 – 15 minute walk, 20 minute bus, 6 minute drive to venue 
Sunday - Wednesday: 11 am - 7 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11 am - 11 pm
Last beer poured 20 min before close |The beer hall is 21+ only on Saturdays


Join BLO for the spring production of The Rape of Lucretia


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