When it comes to bar names, those that contain the word “tavern” do not give me the impression of a trendy hotspot. For me, the word conjures a vision of a worn and weathered watering hole with lots of dark corners and questionable characters to match. Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant in South Boston, however, very much seems to challenge that vision.
This relatively young newcomer to the neighborhood has quickly blown up as one of the most hopping places for nightlife in Southie, and I would personally rate it as one of the top three bars in Boston. Whenever my friends and I are unsure of where to go, we come to Lincoln. It still has the casual, welcoming vibe of a tavern, but the crowd is always hip and trendy. In short, there is no lack of attractive young people at Southie at any given time.
On the topic of food, Lincoln does not disappoint with their menu. They have affordably priced wood fired pizza made in a brick oven, in addition to sandwiches, entrees, and a variety of appetizers. Their salads are delicious, and one of my friends even sustains that Lincoln served her the best salad she’s ever had. For brunch there are classics like eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, and French toast — in addition to their pizzas and sandwiches. You really can’t go wrong here!