Meet Dave Eisenberg, #4 in Boston’s Sunday Spotlight: the BostInno journalist shares his favorite date spots in Boston.
Graduate of Emerson and a true Bostonian through and through, Dave loves to write about what Boston people care about, ranging from interview with Jim Koch (founder of Boston Beer Co.) to topics as obscure as lincense plate scanning camera, and of course, the Boston launch of fascinating services like Coffee Meets Bagel! :) Prior to BostInno, Dave blogged & reported for Boston Phoenix & GateHouse Media. As a big Rolling Stone fan, he attributes his interest in journalism to the legendary magazine.
Thank you Dave for sharing your date ideas! You always have a special place in our heart as the FIRST journalist ever to write about us.
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1. What are some of the best hangout spots in Boston that are good for dates?
“Drink. Be forewarned. Drink isn’t cheap. But it is a cool experience. The bartenders walk through your order and mix cocktails to cater to your taste. Maybe too fancy for a first date, but it’s a cool spot to check out with someone you’re getting familiar with. It’ll be a fun learning experience for the both of you and you’ll leave with a happy buzz.
Second is Beehive. What’s sexier than jazz music? Nothing, right? Between the live music and art space backdrop, there will always be something to drive conversation between the two of you. After all, you can learn a lot about a person by listening to what they have to say about art and music.”
2. How about your favorite restaurants in Boston for date?
“Beef barbacoa tacos and the El Diablo margarita. That’s all that really needs to be said about Lone Star Taco Bar in Allston. It’s ideal for a first date as it offers the casual atmosphere you want to create when first meeting someone, while remaining classy enough to make both of you feel that your date is the special occasion it should be.
The Regal Beagle in Brookline is intimate and has delicious food. It’s upscale, but comfortable – keep it casual with the bar bites menu and cocktails. Added bonus: it’s in Coolidge Corner, which is just an awesome all around place full of shops and has an amazing movie theater. Go for a walk, catch a flick and make plans for date two.”
3. What is your idea of the best Sunday date in Boston?
“It’s summer. Stay outside. Look for a place to get some lunch with a patio and people watch (read: make fun of passersby together). As an Emerson grad, I’ve a sweet spot in my heart for Sweetwater Tavern, but it’s a nice date spot, too. The place is kind of hidden, but the ally its in is heavily trafficked. You’ll be right next to the Common as well. It might be cheesy. Maybe obvious. But go for a walk through the Common. Get some ice cream. You don’t need extravagant plans to have a good time or impress someone you’re just getting to know.”