When you're looking for a night out without the loud music you'll find in Boston nightclubs, belly up to the bar at the ultra swanky Oak Long Bar + Kitchen. At this Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel bar, you'll find a mature, social crowd enjoying cocktails and conversation that might just lead to a date.
The allure of the bar starts before you even see the space itself. Walking the red carpet and entering the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, you'll be transported to an era of elegance. The astonishingly tall ceilings are adorned with detailed architecture and offer an assurance to guests that they are walking into someplace special.
Martini service at Oak Long Bar + Kitchen — Photo courtesy of Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
The impressive surroundings are only enhanced when you make your way through the door of Oak Long Bar + Kitchen. The dramatic contrasts of bright reds against white marble tabletops and copper-top bars paired with supple leather bar stools create an ambiance that inspires budding romance.
Pull up a seat at this popular bar, and sip one of the speciality cocktails mixed by Oak Long Bar + Kitchen's expert mixologists. Try the frequently requested Rosebud, which adds a touch of rose syrup and aperol to your sparkling wine, giving it a slightly rose-infused taste and a hint of pink.
Those who prefer a more classic approach to cocktails will be pleasantly pleased with the over-the-top martini service that comes in a bucket of ice for icy refills, and allows you to add an unusual garnish to your Belvedere base.
If you find yourself in need of sustenance, you'll have no need to leave Oak Long Bar + Kitchen to find it, because this bar doubles as a killer restaurant. They serve food starting with breakfast and ending late at night.
The late-night offerings include a charcuterie board for sharing, a burger for big appetites and a selection of flatbreads. These options are all ideal to fill you up while you take in the scene.
A view of the Oak Long Bar + Kitchen interior — Photo courtesy of Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
Oak Long Bar + Kitchen is quite the place for mature singles to have a chance meeting. You'll find the bar lined with perfectly primped women of all ages, chatting it up with well-manicured, more mature men. Drinks are often refilled by new friends before finishing the first, and a buzz of post Oak Long Bar + Kitchen plans are heard being made as numbers are exchanged.
But those looking to enjoy their evening in peace will feel welcome, as well. You'll see plenty of friends lingering at tables and catching up during their night out, as well as couples cuddling in corners in a way that makes it clear that this is not their first night together.
One thing is for sure: Oak Long Bar + Kitchen offers an upscale alternative to the typical bar night. And with its spot inside the walls of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, it offers the option to return for breakfast in the morning.