During my trip to New Hampshire (U.S., for any international readers) a day trip to Boston was made, since it’s only an hour away by bus. I’ve been to New Hampshire plenty and Boston a few times, so I consider myself fairly well seasoned there. But it’s always a fun time, and this is no exception.
I’d always wanted to go to a bar called The Green Dragon Tavern, and with Adam coming along, I particularly wanted to drag him there. I saw its sign hanging when I visited the city with a friend in 2007, and the first thing that came to mind was Pippin and Merry singing a song from “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”:
You can drink your fancy ales
You can drink them by the flagon
But the only brew for the brave and tru(uuuuuuuuuuu)e,
Comes from the Green Dragon!
After which, Pippin and Merry clunk glasses and drink their contents while the crowd roars. I found the scene very amusing. So, you can imagine my excitement when I actually found a place called the Green Dragon. I wasn’t able to visit it at the time (one problem being that I was passing it in a car, the other, more pressing, problem being that I ws under 21) but I put it on my list.
Finally, last week I remembered it when coming up with what to do while my boyfriend and I visited. We took some nice walking tours of the city, where we saw excellent and hilarious street performers in and outside Quincy Market. As luck would have it, The Green Dragon was right behind the market, although with the “technology” we had, it took us a while to find it. We had been warned that Boston would be jam packed with the Sox ALDS beginning that day, but thankfully, the bar was pretty much deserted, so we took a seat right away and awaited the game.
What an awesome place! For being in such a touristy area, it sure had a local feel, which was what I had been hoping for. Quincy Market can be terribly overpriced. (But again, so can the whole city, and really, the entire East Coast.) It had the names of all the previous owners on the walls, and a historical decor — appropriate, since it claimed to be a meeting place of the Founding Fathers. Also, it had a deliciously cheesy chicken quesadilla, one of the best I’ve ever had. (Note to self: Take more pictures of said decor and delicious quesadilla.)
Overall, it was a great trip. I’m looking forward to going back.