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Revision as of 03:14, 28 April 2008

The South End, with its blocks of Victorian brick row houses, upscale restaurants, and art galleries, is swiftly becoming one of the most popular places to live in Boston. Many of the row houses underwent renovation starting in the 1960s. Located just minutes from downtown and the Back Bay, in recent years the South End has become one of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods. It has attracted a diverse blend of families, young professionals, a gay and lesbian community and a thriving artistic center to this Boston Landmark District. You will be sure to notice the South End’s renowned Victorian brownstone buildings and homes as you walk along Tremont Street, Columbus Avenue, Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Small business owners also enjoy the amenities of the South End and are supported by the national award winning Washington Gateway Main Streets Program. Some of Boston’s finest restaurants, a thriving arts community and nearly thirty parks also call the South End home.


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Get in

  • The MBTA Silver Line: Transfer to the Silver Line from the Red Line at the Downtown Crossing Station, from the Orange Line at the New England Medical Center Station, or from the Green Line at the Boyslton Street Station. The Silver Line follows Washington Street into the heart of Boston's South End neighborhood with stops at:
    • New England Medical Center (walk 2 blocks south on Washington Street. Once you cross Herald Street you are there).
    • Herald Street (the most northern section of the South End)
    • East Berkeley Street (the northern section of the South End)
    • Union Park Street (the center section of the South End)
    • West Newton Street (the center section of the South End)
    • Worcester Square (the southern section of the South End)
    • Massachusetts Avenue (the most southern section of the South End)
  • The MBTA Green Line: The Green Line follows the border between Boston's Back Bay and South End neighborhoods with stops for the South End at:
    • Arlington Street (walk 2 blocks south on Arlington Street. Once you cross Columbus Avenue you are there).
    • Copley Square (walk 2 blocks south on Dartmouth Street. Once you cross Columbus Avenue you are there).
  • The MBTA Orange Line: The Orange Line follows the border between Boston's Back Bay and South End neighborhoods with a stop for the South End at:
    • New England Medical Center (walk 2 blocks south on Washington Street. Once you cross Herald Street you are there).
    • Back Bay Station (walk 1 block south on either Clarendon Street or Dartmouth Street. Once you cross Columbus Avenue you are there).
    • Massachusetts Avenue (walk 1 block south on Massachusetts Avenue. Once you cross Columbus Avenue you are there).
  • The MBTA Providence Commuter Rail Line: The Orange Line follows the border between Boston's Back Bay and South End neighborhoods with a stop for the South End at:
    • Back Bay Station (walk 1 block south on either Clarendon Street or Dartmouth Street. Once you cross Columbus Avenue you are there).
  • The MBTA Needham Commuter Rail Line: The Orange Line follows the border between Boston's Back Bay and South End neighborhoods with a stop for the South End at:
    • Back Bay Station (walk 1 block south on either Clarendon Street or Dartmouth Street. Once you cross Columbus Avenue you are there).

See

Do

Theatre Boston Center for the Arts - 4 Smaller Venues serving over a dozen Boston theatre companies. Box office at Calderwood Pavillion, 527 Tremont Street.

Buy

Trendy restaurants brush shoulders with coffeshops and Mom & Pop grocery stores along Tremont Street and its side streets all the way down to Washington Street (link to Wash. Main Streets), which is experiencing an artistic revival - a significant number of artists are moving in, and galleries are cropping up around the area to show their works.

Eat

The last several years have seen a resurgence of new restaurants in the South End, particularly on Tremont and Washington streets. South End dining tends to be fairly expensive, especially towards the north side of it, near Union Park st.

  • DeLux, 100 Chandler St, Boston, A cute south end hangout right off of Clarendon St. The drinks are fairly cheap, the atmosphere is cozy and the food is delicious.
  • Addis Red Sea, 544 Tremont St, Boston, Cheap and tasty Ethiopian Food
  • Garden of Eden, 57 Tremont St, Boston, Garden of Eden has a great brunch but expect to wait at least a half hour for in on the weekends. Their prices are definitely reasonable and it's a place worth checking out.
  • Thai Village,592 Tremont St, Boston, This place is okay but there are definitely better Thai restaurants around Boston. (Try Chili Duck near the Prudential Center.) The food here tends to be slightly overpriced, but it is a lot cheaper than some of the neighboring South End restaurants.
  • Picco (Pizza and Ice Cream Company), 513 Tremont St., Boston [1]. phone: 617.927.0066. Gourmet Pizza, Calzones and Ice cream. Great soup and sandwiches also on the menu.
  • Emilio's, 536 Tremont St. Traditional Italian deli, great place to grab a sandwich or a slice. Cheap eats in the upper South End.
  • Franklin Cafe, 276 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, This place is very small and quickly gets crowded but it has great food and drinks. One of the only late-night (serves food until 1:45 a.m.) restaurants nearby.
  • Francesca's, 564 Tremont St, Boston, Francesca's is a great place to grab some coffee and a muffin or to sit down for a sandwich or breakfast. They have a limited but tasty and cheap menu. The best part is definitely friendly wait staff.
  • Appleton Bakery Cafe [2], 123 Appleton Street, Boston, A great place to have lunch. The menu has variety of imaginative and delicious sandwiches as well as several prepared dishes changing daily. Appleton also brews very good coffee and caries an eclectic selection of chocolates and snack foods. There is a moderate amount of seating.
  • Stella, 1525 Washington St. Stella is a modern, elegant Italian restaurant, great bar, pricey but food is well-worth it. They have a late-night menu and several specialty cocktails.
  • The Butcher Shop, 552 Tremont St. This is a new wine bar/French and Italian bistro, part of the No. 9 Group of Boston Restaurants (with [No. 9 Park] and [B&G Oysters]) serving fresh cuts of premium meat, a healthy variety of cheese, a wide and well-stocked selection of wines, and several house specialties.
  • Hammersly's 553 Tremont St. Gordon Hammersly is a Boston legend, and so is his signature Roast Chicken. Upscale, comfortable bar and restaurant serving honest food.
  • Sibling Rivalry 525 Tremont St. Brother-chefs David and Robert Kinkead duel with culinary weaponry, melding an "Iron Chef" concept with a beautiful interior, healthy portions, a lively bar and a knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Drink

  • Sibling Rivalry - great unique drink menu ($10)
  • Aquitane - very small bar, better to eat here
  • Rouge - On Columbus Ave. Small but inviting bar.
  • Pho Republique - Very cool Vietnamese restaurant with a good bar scene after 11:00pm.
  • Franklin Cafe - Late night cuisine and crowded bar
  • Stella - On Washington St. Great restaurant with a good bar crowd on the weekends
  • 28 Degrees - Restaurant/Lounge atmosphere on Tremont
  • The Eagle - Really sleazy gay bar on Tremont. Fun to check out if you are being ironic.
  • Clery's - On Columbus ave. Largest south end bar. A bit of a breeder bar. Long lines not much good to say about it.

Sleep

  • The Chandler Inn, 26 Chandler at Berkeley, is a clean, friendly, and affordable option.

Understand

Visitors to the South End should understand while the area is very family-friendly, it is also very gay friendly place. Same sex couples are a common sight. Visitors who do not wish to visit the "Gay area" of town should refrain from visiting.

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