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INTA 2019 – Boston Visitor Guide

Alt Legal Team | April 16, 2019
4 min read

Heading to Boston for INTA this May? Alt Legal knows a bit about Boston, so let us fill you in on some of the best spots to meet, eat, drink, and explore.

MAKING THE MOST OF INTA

Take advantage of INTA’s enormous variety of networking events, CLE courses, workshops, and panels. INTA has provided an official schedule here and a list of official networking opportunities here.

SCHEDULING MEETINGS

Boston is a city chock full of cafes and with a variety of neighborhoods to explore. Here are a few cafes close to the convention center and perfect for a casual meeting.

  • Blue State – Local chain with a branch near the convention center

  • Thinking Cup – Coffee + GF and vegan breakfast, downtown

  • Barrington Coffee – Patio, off Commonwealth Ave

  • Pavement Coffeehouse – Fenway + many other locations, big tables

  • Jaho – large space, chinatown, coffee/wine/snacks/soft serve

TRANSPORT

  • Walking: Boston is a great walking city. It’s just a 20 minute walk to the center of Downtown, and close to dim sum in Chinatown or Italian in the North End.

  • Transit: the MBTA provides good train coverage throughout much of the city. INTA is located near the Silver Line, a bus rapid tran sit line that connects to the airport and Downtown Boston.

  • Carshare: Lyft and Uber are always reliable options for getting around the city.

FOOD AND DRINK

A multicultural city full of students, Boston has great food and drinks at a wide range of prices. Check out some of our favorites below:

Breakfast

  • Lone Star – Tex-Mex brunch and tacos in Allston and Cambridge [GF]

  • Trident Books Cafe – Omelets and grain bowls amid books in the Back Bay. [GF]

  • Tatte Bakery – Baked goods and Middle Eastern influences all over Boston. One location is just blocks from INTA. [GF, V]

  • Mul’s Diner – Diner classics in South Boston within walking distance of INTA.

  • Blackbird Doughnuts – Creative donuts in multiple locations.

    Menu indicators found online: GF = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian, VG = VeganPhoto by Anna Sullivan on Unsplash

Lunch/Dinner

  • Clover – Vegan/Vegetarian fast casual with locations throughout Boston.  [GF, V, VG]

  • **Wagamama – Classic Japanese noodles at the Seaport [VG]

  • Toro – Creative tapas in the South End

  • Myers + Chang – Modern Asian small plates in the South End [GF, V]

  • Anoush’ella – Lebanese flatbreads and meze in the South End. [GF, V]

  • **By Chloe – Vegan fast casual in the Seaport (Close to INTA) [GF, V, VG]

  • Hojoko – Japanese sushi and snacks in the Verb hotel in Fenway. Try the wasabi roulette!

  • Deep Ellum – Barbecue gastropub in Allston

  • Tiger Mama – Southeast Asian and tiki drinks in Fenway

  • Milk Street Cafe – Casual kosher lunch or dinner in Downtown

  • The Daily Catch – Classic Italian seafood in the North End

Menu indicators found online: GF = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan

** = Close to convention center

Bars

  • Eastern Standard – Kenmore Square restaurant with large bar, late night raw bar, and craft cocktails. A bit of a scene.

  • Drink – Craft and classic cocktails near the convention center.

  • Silhouette – Classic dive bar with pitchers, darts, pool, and free popcorn.

  • Lord Hobo – Craft beer from a local favorite in Cambridge.

  • Trina’s Starlite Lounge – Retro Somerville joint with cocktails and bar food.

  • State Park – Frozen drinks, cocktail pitchers, and southern food in Cambridge.

TIME OFF

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is full of history, art, and culture. Check out some of our favorite free-time activities:

Photo by Daniel Brubaker on Unsplash
  • Great Scott – A music venue and bar in Allston with cheap covers.

See you at INTA!

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