Living north of Boston is perfect for those social butterflies, especially if you don’t want to make the trek into the city for cocktail hour or your date night. The variety of bars and restaurants are perfect for those looking for someplace relaxing, fun and lively, or attractive to your age or budget. After extensive research, (testing included!), here are a few of our favorite spots for your date night as well as a place to relax after a long day of viewing homes. 



Andolini's is a go to spot for a traditional Italian meal. With friendly, attentive service and generous portion sizes, they always impress their growing crowd of customers. Check out their reviews here.


Andolini's attached bar is unique, inviting and the perfect option for your next cocktail hour location. They have their own food menu as well. Check out some drinks on their Tumblr page here

Elm Square Oyster Co.

Here you'll find a modern, fresh atmosphere and a very "New England" menu. The local wine and beer list is everything you'd expect and more from a new and creative eatery. Check out their Yelp reviews here.

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North Andover

Jaime’s Restaurant

Jaime's is always filled with a fun crowd and has enough seating for the whole family. Traditional American food is served, and you will definitely be back for a second time. Click here for Yelp reviews.

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Salvatore's is located right on the Lawrence-North Andover townline, on the stunning Merrimack River. The view on the outdoor deck when the weather is warm will bring you back for drinks every weekend. The service is outstanding and a good time is guaranteed whether your with your family or out for a round of cocktails with friends. Check out their Yelp reviews here.

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The Poynt

This modern, sleek restaurant and bar is definitely a Newburyport favorite. The portions are perfectly sized and the drink menu is one of a kind. It is an experience in itself, as a night out should be! Click for their Yelp reviews, here.

Black Cow

The Black Cow is located on the water in Newburyport so that you can watch the boats go by as you sit and enjoy your food, and company. Aside from the excellent views, you will find yourself very pleased with the selection of fresh seafood, as well as their prices. Don't forget to check out their Yelp reviews , here!

The Grog

We recommend the Grog for an especially casual and lively evening. They feature local live bands and a variety of craft beers. Grab your group of closest guys or gals, and get to the Grog! Click here for their Yelp reviews.

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The Tap Brewing Company

The Tap produces nothing but high quality food and beverages. Their craft beer and variety of meal options will not disappoint. Here you'll find a historic, local atmosphere that attracts every crowd. Check out their reviews here.

Barking Dog Ale House 

This place is Haverhill's best kept secret. You'll find a massive selection of beers and prices that you can't beat.  If you're in the Haverhill area often, the time to go is now. Check out their Yelp reviews here


At Keon's you'll always find high quality service and a relaxing atmosphere. The menu is outstanding and comparable to some of the best restaurants in Boston. The reviews for Keon's will prove it. Check them out, here

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For any specific suggestions or questions, please reach out to Angie at (978) 494-6632!