3 Boylston Place, Boston; (617) 357-7027 The alleyway between Boylston
Street and the CityPlace Atrium, in Boston’s theater district, is lined with bars and discos. Sweetwater Cafe, next to Zanzibar, is a rambunctious bar with great Tex-Mex food at very reasonable prices, considering the area.
A huge appetizer of chicken wings is $4.95; same price for a pair of soft tacos, filled with beef or chicken with refried beans and rice. Burgers are half-pounders of fresh meat in various styles Buffalo, barbecue, jalapeno all in the $5-$6 range. A dinner of chicken fajitas is just $6.50, lower than most other places; and burritos are large at $4.95. Don’t miss the chili either, just $1.95 for a cup.
The jukebox bounces from Aretha to Stevie Ray to Sinatra. Pints of Bass,
Sam Adams, and more are on tap. Sweetwater is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 am. to 2 am.