There’s way more to the Fenway neighborhood than Fenway Park. Whether you’re stopping by for a cocktail before a Red Sox game or just taking a stroll through the neighborhood, there’s plenty to eat, drink, and do outside of the ballpark.
At the Commonwealth Hotel’s Island Creek Oyster Bar, York Harbor Maine lobster is served on a rosemary roll with handmade kettle chips right across the street from the Citgo sign. 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-5300
Sephora only recently moved into the Fenway at the Van Ness building, and we’re so grateful. Whether stopping by for a quick red lipstick before the Sox game, or a mini makeover by Sephora’s beauty experts just before a date, the makeup haven has you covered.1331 Boylston St., 617-859-4949
Fenway is a fit neighborhood, and the best place to work up a sweat is the Handle Bar, an indoor cycling studio. Drop-ins are welcome to join the intense spinning class in a low-lit, music-bumping space of 35 bikes. 1330 Boylston St., 857-239-9789
Eastern Standard glows like a French brasserie at night, and with an expansive patio, it’s the perfect place to stop after the game. It’s a tough choice, but the bread pudding with praline ice cream and salted caramel is our favorite dessert—it’s a Boston classic. 528 Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-9100
Just a few streets over from Fenway Park, folks line out the door at this small but mighty Mexican joint for tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and of course, burritos. The burritos are so good; fans travel the world in their El Pelon t-shirts for their picture to be displayed on the photograph-covered walls. 92 Peterborough St., 617-262-9090
Fenway’s adorable Neighborhoods Café serves delicious iced coffee, and has recently added an iced raspberry white mocha to their blackboard menu. For non-coffee addicts, sip on the iced blueberry matcha. 96 Peterborough St., 617-262-7700