Say goodbye to your New Year’s resolutions and hello to bliss at some of the Hub’s best addresses for excess
Sitting around and watching sports probably wasn’t at the top of your resolutions list, but if you’re going to do it, do it in style. The Draft Room (pictured) at the new Seaport flagship for the bowling, games and dining emporium offers 40 draft lines and three 12-foot HD LED screens for taking in all the action.
60 Seaport Blvd., Suite 225, 617-401-0025, kings-de.com
Boston Public Market
Farm-fresh produce is nice, yet the locally and regionally crafted beer, wine, liquor, chocolate and donuts available at this indoor market are even better.
100 Hanover St., 617-973-4909, bostonpublicmarket.org
Gourmet donuts in raised brioche dough and cake batter varieties? And in flavors like salted toffee and triple chocolate? Yes, please.
492 Tremont St.; 20 Kilmarnock St.; 617-482-9000, blackbirddoughnuts.com
Boston Wine Festival
Beginning January 12, chef Daniel Bruce hosts a bacchanalia of wine-focused dinners and seminars sure to appeal to both veteran and novice oenophiles.
Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, 888-660-WINE, bostonwinefestival.net
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Fill up on the finest cuts of red meat and homemade pasta (not to mention those addictive spring rolls with Philly cheese steak, Buffalo chicken and four other fillings) while selecting from an award-winning list of international vintages at this Back Bay foodie favorite.
75 Arlington St., 617-357-4810, davios.com
Sam Adams Brewery
Skip the educational tour and head straight to the new Tap Room to quaff exclusive experimental brews along with old favorites.
30 Germania St., Jamaica Plain, 617-368-5080, samueladams.com
Embrace the carbs via pizza, pasta, fresh-baked bread, pastry and more at Mario Batali’s marketplace dedicated to all things Italian.
Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., 617-807-7300, eataly.com
The Cocktail Lab at Earls
Sample concoctions from Boston’s best mixologists, who get free reign to experiment at Earls Kitchen + Bar’s bar-within-a-bar concept.
Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., 857-957-0949, earlsrestaurants.com
Boston’s main drag for luxury shopping offers boutiques from well-known brands such as Chanel, Tiffany & Co. and Brooks Brothers along with local purveyors of bling like John Lewis, not to mention plenty of salons and spas in which to pamper yourself along the way.
Back Bay between Arlington Street and Massachusetts Avenue
Bully Boy Distillers
The award-winning Roxbury distillery moved to a new, larger facility last spring, which features a 26-seat tasting room serving an array of craft cocktails made from Bully Boy’s rum, whiskey, gin and vodka, including draft and barrel-aged libations.
44 Cedric St., Roxbury, 617-442-6000, bullyboydistillers.com