Crawl In Newburyport

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We decided to take advantage of the MBTA $10 weekend pass as Saturday was just beautiful. We hadn’t been to Newburyport in years so decided on that destination. The trip from North Station took just over an hour. Once we arrived at the station, we were surprised to find no taxi stands and a requested Uber was 17 minutes away. The walk would have been around 25 minutes according to Google Maps.

IMG_20190518_124633_372Luckily there’s a Mexican bar, Metzy’s Cantina, right outside the station. So a quick margarita did the trick as we waited for the Uber to arrive.

IMG_20190518_131549_234IMG_20190518_134126_017IMG_20190518_140410_779We got dropped off a Brick & Ash for a quick snack and drink. Unfortunately service left a bit to be desired. The food was good, but despite there being very few other patrons, it took almost an hour to receive our order.

IMG_20190518_141442_676Now a little behind schedule, we headed across the street for some cocktails at The Poynt. Once more, we were surprised by the service, but the drinks were good.

IMG_20190518_144206_555IMG_20190518_145735_214IMG_20190518_150524It was time for a snack. So we headed over to Brine for a selection of caviar and oysters. The service was, again, a little slow, but at this point we realized that perhaps Newburyport is just a little slower going than Boston.  But the oysters were great, and we enjoyed sampling the caviar flight, which was a good deal.

IMG_20190518_151505IMG_20190518_153013_173Next we headed next door to The Paddle Inn. They had a fun selection of tiki inspired drinks.  We met a very delightful bartender with whom we swapped stories about visiting Mexico.

IMG_20190518_155157We were starting to get low on time. We rushed across the street for margaritas at the very lively Agave. Mr. Mobray recommends the Pink Cadillac margarita.

IMG_20190518_164425_258Next was Port Tavern.  A nice space with a local tavern vibe, this place was fondly recommended and we can see why this would be a local favorite.  They had good cocktails and and nice beer selection. IMG_20190518_170922_985We still had some time left before our train was leaving back to Boston. So we ran over to the famous Michael’s Harborside. Unfortunately they were having a private party upstairs and downstairs was packed so we didn’t get anything here. They do have an awesome patio which usually has a bar, but apparently we were a little too early in the season and it wasn’t set up. IMG_20190518_173547_224So we grabbed an Uber (10 minute wait this time) and headed back to Metzy’s next to the train station to have our last drinks of the day. Overall, this is a great day trip from Boston with lots of great options.  The service may be a little slower than usual, but it’s a beautiful town with great places to go. 

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