Green Dragon Tavern Boston, MA

Article & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb

Steeped in American history, no visit to Boston is complete without stopping in at The Green Dragon Tavern. Visitors are greeted at the front door by a statue of a Redcoat – a reminder that the British army kept a close watch on the tavern, dubbed by historians as the “Headquarters of the Revolution” for Samuel Adams, Daniel Webster and Paul Revere. It was from The Green Dragon Tavern that Revere set off on his famous ride to Lexington – “The British are coming….” Revere was alerted to British military strategy against the Patriots by lanterns in the nearby Old North Church – “one if by land, two if by sea…”

Used as a meeting place by secret groups in pursuit of American independence, it was here that the Sons of Liberty devised “resistance to the British Throne and Parliament.” The Boston Tea Party is said to have been planned at the tavern.

Located at 11 Marshall Street, just off Union Street where the original building stood, The Green Dragon Tavern is walking distance from Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market and easily found by following the Freedom Trail. It has an old rustic feel and is also known as a popular night spot among college students.

The menu includes “Patriot’s Pleasures,” such as Loaded Musket Potato Skins or Redcoat Wings. As well as soups and salads, there are an array of sandwiches and Beantown Burgers- my personal favorite is the Ben Franklin. A favorite side is authentic Boston Baked Beans. Depending on the dessert offerings of the day, what could make a more perfect finish to a meal here than a slice of Boston Creme Pie.

Opened 364 days a year – Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.- 2 a.m and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.