Here’s the TV segment where The Boston Shaker was featured along with Davis Squared, Magpie Kids & Buffalo Exchange last holiday season on Chronicle.
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!
via Redecorate Fabulously at Boston’s 38 Essential Home Stores – Home Goods 38 – Racked Boston.
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?).
Chronicle came to visit us at The Shaker along with a few other great shops in Davis Sq. (D-Squared, Magpie Kids, and Buffalo Exchange)
Thanks Somerville Beat for taking them on the tour! It was great to see you.
via Tuesday, November 26: Shop Local | Chronicle – WCVB Home.
Another great pick from the gang at Bon Appetit. This year they were after Horsford’s Acid Phosphate (made by our friend up north, Darcy O’Neil).
Not only that – but two of their other picks are stocked on our shelves as well. The Ice Mallet and the Stainless Steel Ice Tray.
Those folks over at BA have good taste. We think you should nab the tray, the phosphate and a bottle of Ango and make yourself a nice Angostura Phosphate… that’s what we’re planning to do.
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!
via BellyGlad: A Visit to the Boston Shaker.
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.
Nice mention of Shrubs for summer sipping on Boston Magazine’s blog. Here’s a section mentioning the Tait Farm Shrubs we carry here at the store.
Want to make your own at home? Stop by The Boston Shaker to pick up a traditionally made shrub from Tait Farm in Pennsylvania, ready to mix with sparkling water. Owner Adam Lantheaume assures apprehensive customers that the vinegar flavor is not as strong as what might be expected. “The same way you would have lemon or lime – that sharp flavor – vinegar falls in that category. You get this something strong on the back of your palate,” he said. “If you’re craving something different, this is a great something different to experiment with.”
Great looking beverages from ArtBar, West Side Lounge, Backbar, and Clover Food Lab as well. Check out the whole thing at Shrubs: The Reason You Should Be Drinking Vinegar This Summer. | Chowder.