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Carl’s Guide to Worcester’s Restaurants and Bars

· June 16th, 2016 · No Comments

Here it is, uncut and uncensored… Carl Keyes’ guide to where to eat in Worcester. Carl has hosted us before and we can confirm that he is very, very good at picking restaurants. And cocktails.

A work in progress compiled by Carl Robert Keyes, Assumption College

Worcester is an acquired taste, but I’ve grown to love it over the past eight years, in part due to the array of bars and restaurants around town.  This is not an exhaustive list of local places to eat and drink.  Instead, it is a list of my favorites, places that I have visited regularly.  This is also not a list of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the American Antiquarian Society (though many of them are).  You should be able to reach everything on this list in ten minutes or so, but you’ll need a car to get to many of them.

If you’re in town for a short time, you may appreciate these highlights: artisanal cocktails and sandwiches at The Citizen Wine Bar, locally sourced slow food and craft beers at Armsby Abbey, warm gingerbread and vintage cocktails with live music at Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, and meatball sandwiches and cheap beer with lots of taxidermy at Vincent’s.

Let me know how this guide worked for you.  I’m on Twitter:  @TradeCardCarl

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Special Treats

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