Fort Point brewery Trillium made a splash this summer with the opening of an open-air beer garden at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, a 10-minute walk from the Ames hotel. Swing by to try out their Sleeper Street, Congress Street, and Melcher Street IPAs al fresco. Samuel Adams Brewery, a Boston institution, is often credited for kick-starting the craft-brewing craze three decades ago. If you’re more into cocktail culture, Yvonne’s is a sexy supper club with funky interiors—opulent wallpaper, glittering chandeliers suspended from pressed-tin ceilings, and plush chesterfields—plus a mean cocktail list. Order a Pumpkin-Spiced Mule or Enchanted Catnip to toast your trip as you sink into an animal-print chair in the library.