It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Marathon Monday on April 17! Here’s where to eat, drink, and spot the runners by neighborhood over those 26 miles on Patriots Day, from Framingham to Newton and even after the finish line in Copley Square.
Sip on refreshing cocktails at Eastern Standard all day long on Marathon Monday.
This delicious Newton destination is in a great spot to view the half-way point of the Marathon, as it’s along Washington Street. While runners quickly blaze through mile 15, enjoy a falafel plate or a bacon and squash flatbread. Sip on cocktails such as one called Rum Me Right, (interpret it as you will) while you bask in the sunny forecast. 825 Washington St., Newton, 617-964-2665
Join the lively crowd at this resto-bar on Beacon Street right near the 18-mile mark and dine on fried bread and butter picked and the juicy City Burger. Cityside also has rooftop seating and a full brunch bar, offering both Mimosas and the intriguely named Man-mosa. 1960 Beacon St., Brighton, 617-566-1002
A cozy restaurant and bar located a few blocks from Fenway Park, Auduban is a great spot to see the runners enter the inner city. They offer many plates to share, such as salt and pepper shrimp and potstickers. Ask the bartender to make you a cocktail based off your favorite spirit, all while you leave chalk messages on the tables -including post-race kudos for the marathoners. 838 Beacon St., 617-421-1910
Enjoy Cabot Cheddar Omelets and Lobster Toast, as well as a handful of quirky cocktails, such as a Vodka drink called “Blast From The Past,” as you watch the heart of the final mile on Commonwealth Ave. No wonder ICOB always sells the most Bloody Marys and Oysters on Marathon Monday. 500 Commonwealth Ave, 617-532-5300
Snag a prime patio seat to watch runners push through mile 24, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightcaps. Diners can partake in a continental breakfast, with omelettes and Mimosas, or indulge in a rich scallop ceviche from the raw bar. The Massachusetts staple also concocts divine cocktails, such as the Grapes of Wrath-a mixture of Cognac, Cream Sherry, and Lemon Maraschino. 528 Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-9100
There is no party like a rose party, and chef Michael Serpa feels the same way as he holds the third edition of his rose party on Marathon Monday. Starting at 11 a.m., guests can enjoy $1 oyster, grilled fish tacos, and poke bowls, just a few feet from the running route around mile 26. 50 Gloucester St., 857-239-8064
Toast to all the marathon runners as they cross the finish line. Located just a few yards after the finish line, Parish Café’s coveted patio will likely fill up quickly so get there early and stay. The team at Parish will make sure you’re full with items like Sean’s Meatball Club and cocktails, including the Smash, with Jim Bean, lemon, mint, and Angostura Bitters. 361 Boylston St., 617-247-4777