A productive idea at the Meadhall

Now this is a productive idea at the Meadhall that other pubs should take heed of: the men’s room has their beer list written on the wall. Plenty of opportunity to decide upon your next drink as you go about your business.

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Shay’s Pub

There were many words of wisdom on the walls of Shay’s washroom in Cambridge, north of Boston – but be careful – they are a little inappropriate!

My favourite was “Cambridge people are fucking ridiculous. I’m from Lowell. That being said… this place is fucking awesome”

(Oh, and… um… your *whats* hurt??)

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An interesting configuration at Punjabi Dhaba

Around the corner and up the steps just like a true throne. An interesting configuration to this restroom in an Inman Square Indian restaurant, Punjabi Dhaba.

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Tasty Burger

After a delicious ‘Big Tasty’ from Tasty Burger in Fenway Park, I ventured into their red-walled restroom to find the following macabre words of wisdom amongst a mountain of graffiti: “I want to be dead with my friends”

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Bleacher Bar

The men’s room at Bleacher Bar has a unique view of Fenway Park through a one-way mirror. It’s the closest I’ll probably ever get to the Red Sox.

* Correction – I’ve since learnt it’s not a one-way mirror – it’s simply a window (which makes it even more awesome!) Thanks to kgcohen45 for pointing that out.

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Silhouette Lounge

No door on this stall at Silhouette Lounge

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Model Cafe

At the Model Cafe in Allston, I learnt quite a lot about the local townsfolk via some interesting (albeit slightly disturbing) messages on the washroom wall.

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Life Alive

Before I left on my trip to Boston I received a recommendation from a kind Redditor to visit Life Alive, a cafe in the unassuming city of Lowell, MA, famed for its vegan fare, soul-nurturing atmosphere, and a very well-tended zen garden bathroom.

It was definitely worth the hour long journey north of Boston to witness for myself what may well be the most peaceful amenity in the whole of north America, not to mention the delicious Goddess Bowl and Loco Coco smoothie that I dined on.

If this doesn’t put the ‘rest’ into restroom, I don’t know what does.

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A very good point regarding recycled rolls:

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I was quite surprised to find this book on the basin next to the loo, serendipitously open on the page of my birthday. August 15: Sometimes Ignorance Is Bliss.

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Seriously, what an amazing bathroom. Kudos to all at Life Alive for creating such a pleasant atmosphere. If you’re ever in Massachusetts you should drop by – there are currently locations in Lowell, Cambridge and Salem (the Lowell branch is the one with the garden bathroom).

Here are a few final snaps of the gorgeous cafe itself:

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The Beehive

The final Boston bar for this particular night was the Beehive, a lively jazz hangout featuring a German brass band dressed in lederhosen, and this rather artistic restroom.

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The Lolita Basin

The most beautiful basin I’ve seen in a long time, at Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar in Boston.

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(Also, the corn bread they serve at this bar is the most delicious bread I’ve ever tasted. In my life.)