To recreate the best of Boston’s craft cocktail scene at home, shop the Boston Shaker. Troll the shelves for double jiggers, soda chargers and artisanal bitters – they have more than 50 kinds; maple or sarsaparilla, anyone? – not to mention hand-blown headhunter glass tiki mugs. There’s even a Traveler Bar Bag with space for bottles, shakers, strainers and glasses – perfect for globetrotters
Even if you don’t know what you’re shopping for, you’ll find it in Somerville’s Davis Square. Nothing ho-hum. Instead, choose from beer soap,baby clothes sporting Bill Murray’s photo, 80 kinds of cocktail bitters, vintage clothing…..for starters.
Thanks to The Somerville Beat for putting us on the “to visit” list! Watch it at Can’t Find the Right Gift? Shop Somerville’s Davis Square | Chronicle – WCVB Home – our bit starts at minute 2:36.
The Boston Shaker in Somerville, Mass.
Just a short drive from downtown Boston, this compact but well-stocked shop offers an impressive selection of accoutrements for professional and amateur cocktail enthusiasts alike. Visitors can stock up on specialty ice trays, wooden muddlers and kitschy tiki mugs, thumb through an array of books on all things alcoholic, and sample dozens of artisanal bitters and infused syrups. Perhaps best of all, the shop’s staff is always at the ready with technique and recipe advice, creating an atmosphere devoid of the intimidation factor that often scares off cocktail novices.
69 Holland Street, Somerville, Mass.; 617-718-2999; thebostonshaker.com
See the other shops from across the nation at – Foodie paradise: The coolest culinary shops in the U.S. Looks like we have some awesome places to hit next time we’re traveling!
Boston has a thing for craft cocktails, but what’s a person to do when making them at home? Stop by The Boston Shaker. This temple of libations stocks the right tools, drinkware, and even obscure ingredients required to recreate those speakeasy elixirs.
Got an email from Susie at racked.com telling us we made the cut! Thanks to Racked for adding us to their Home Goods 38 shopping guide. Cheers!
To say we’re honored is an understatement.
We are featured in the Edible Boston Drinks issue!
Please read the piece by Lesley Mahoney on Edible Boston. Thank you Lesley for your time and writing!
Also we loved working with Michael Piazza on the photos. (We made the cover too!)
Want to read the whole issue? You can check out the digital edition here.
Looking for one of a kind, definitely not cookie cutter gifts this season? Shop local. We did, all over Greater Boston, and we share our finds with you (what are friends for?).
Thanks Somerville Beat for taking them on the tour! It was great to see you.
A great shout out for us and for Chris’ fantastic PUG! Muddlers.
Found this mention on BellyGlad from 2010 while surfing the Net for something.
If you haven’t been to this cocktail specialty shop that once lived within the store known as Grand in Union Square but now has its own digs in Davis, you really should go.
Check it out at the link below to read the whole post and see more of Andrea’s photos. We really appreciate the visit and mention on your site!
On Friday of last week, I had the joy of visiting the Boston Shaker in Somerville, Mass., a semi-new store-within-a-store that specializes in bar- and glassware, cocktail makings (everything but the booze, that is), and other fun stuff. I had a fun visit with proprietor Adam Lantheaume, and enjoyed a cameo appearance by Fred Yarm, of Cocktail Virgin Slut. Here’s a bit of a photo tour, for those who’ve never see the place.
Thats a bit of my history right there. Thanks for the memories!
See more photos via Boston Shaker | A Dash of Bitters.