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29 April
2022
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Hecate: Upper Back Bay’s Newest Speakeasy Bar | By Maya Michalewicz

Boston’s newest mystical speakeasy bar, Hecate, is open and attracting a lot of buzz! 

From the moment you enter, through a back alley in Boston’s Upper Back Bay neighborhood, to sitting in the candle lit room, you’ll be sure to have a bewitchingly magical time here. They serve cocktails inspired by Greek mythology, wine, beer, and more! This is the perfect spot to end your night after going to Krasi, its sibling greek restaurant located upstairs.

 

Main Room Mystical Interior

When you enter Hecate, you’ll be seated in a waiting room until they are ready for you in the main area. When your time comes, a hostess will bring you to your main seats for the evening. This room is stunning, dark and moody featuring gold accents, and intimate with only 24 seats. The waitress will bring you a book of “Rites & Rituals,” – aka the menu. Catering to mythology lovers, each cocktail has a backstory and explanation.

Just a warning, Hecate is a bit hard to find–there is no sign; and once you find it, there’s a long wait, but that’s just part of the fun!

We were recently able to get into this elusive spot, so here’s our inside scoop on what to expect! 

  1. It is a popular spot, so make sure to get there on the earlier side (and be prepared to wait)
  2. When you are in the waiting room, make sure to try one of their “sipper sized” drinks 
  3. Their cocktails are super unique, so we recommend ordering different ones to get a taste for the cultural influence!
  4. We’d recommend going with a group of two for the shortest wait time
  5. Be sure to check out the small greek statue in the bathroom for a fun surprise!

 

Cocktail

Cocktail

The Santa Muerte and The Strophalos

 

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