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Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

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Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

Hi,

Two (still very young for our age) 40 year olds (female) will be celebrating in Boston on the 15th / 16th November (40 is the new 30!).

We've both spent time in Boston together in the past, but not in the last 10 years. Can anyone recommend anything very special and memorable to do to celebrate? Dinner, drinks with a view etc. Don't mind splurging.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

Happy birthday!

This is one option:

http://www.topofthehub.net/#about.html

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2. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

Top of the Hub is the obvious option for splurging with a view.

If you want something that has a fun atmosphere but isn't terribly expensive, but still would be a lot of fun, you might want to try Cuchi Cuchi in Cambridge. It's a Tapas place with a great fun vibe, excellent cocktails and it's perfect for celebrating.

http://www.cuchicuchi.cc/

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3. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

I was thinking of suggesting Cuchi Cuchi as well! It has a great festive atmosphere, and the food and cocktails are very good.

Edited: 12:59 pm, October 15, 2013
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4. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

Thanks very much for the suggestions! We have a couple of evenings to plan for - so hopefully we can do both!,

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5. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

If you want just plain fun, you may want to check out the Donkey SHow at the Oberon in Harvard Square. It is on Saturday nights and it is fairly cheap ticket and the liquor is reasonable. It is Shakespeare set to disco, we had a blast when we went and we are in our 40's. Top of the Hub food is okay but if it is cloudy it is a waste, so you may just want to plan to go to the bar for a drink, you get the view without the dinner tab. There are lots of nice restaurants in the Back Bay ...

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6. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

Another way to do the Top of the Hub is to go for lunch. They have a three course prix fixe menu for about $24. You can also order off of the regular menu. You can see the offerings on their web site. I went with a friend last week to celebrate our mutual birthdays. We had a clear sunny day and the views of the city were beautiful. It was very quiet - definitely not lively - so you can catch up and enjoy your lunch with out feeling rushed. The suggestion to go for a cocktail is a good one too. To see the city just as it starts twinkling at dusk is breathtaking. Then go out for a fun dinner someplace, maybe in Back Bay or the South End.

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7. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

I know your trip is soon but ImprovAsylum comedy show in the North End is a lot of fun with drinks/night out before/after!

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8. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

Whatever you do, try to have a drink at the Taj or four seasons bar.

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9. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

By the way, if either of you are Chocoholics, this might be fun for you as well. The Chocolate Buffet at the Langham Hotel:

…langhamhotels.com/restaurants/chocolate_bar…

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10. Re: Coolest way to celebrate 40th Birthday in Boston!

Well, the coolest way would be the Ice Bar at Faneuil Hall, literally.

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