You came for the Boston Beer Co. tour; you wound up touring the neighborhood’s best bars. Now, you need breakfast: Pair these Centre Street spots with a side of Advil, and, in the spirit of Sam Adams, declare your independence from a hangover.
Across the street from the roundabout in Jamaica Plain’s Hyde Square, Sorella’s doesn’t call much attention to itself, though it’s hard not to notice on weekends; a line always spills out the door. This cute, converted house slings some of Boston’s best omelets: For an extra-spicy wake-up call, try the Texan, Southwestern or Mexican variety, plate-sized monstrosities stuffed with grilled peppers, salsa and avocado. Or, kick off the day with a carbo-load of still-warm gingerbread, cornbread muffins as big as your fist, or the deliciously quirky Nutty Pancakes: Infused with walnuts, granola and chocolate chips, the fluffy rounds taste even better dipped in sour cream. 386 Centre St., 617.524.201
Centre Street Sanctuary
Newish to the area, this spot’s comfy window booths are perfect for sliding in with your sunglasses on and hat pulled low; the hearty fare will also cushion you from your late night out. Sanctuary’s western-themed menu’s chock-full of carnivourous delights like the Dry-Aged Steak and Eggs, a 6-ounce sirloin with two eggs your way, crispy home fries and slabs of toast. Meat free? Order the Veggie Burrito, jammed full of enough zesty greens, peppers and onions to start an urban garden.Wash it all down with a fully-loaded Bloody Mary, and you’re ready to start your day. 365 Centre St., centrestreetsanctuary.com
Situated along Centre Street’s southern curve, Canary Square’s open floor plan and generous seating means you and all your friends can rehash the weekend over a $9 Bartender’s Flight, a well-curated mix of pours from local brewers. From there, spice things up: The trio of breakfast tacos layers kicky chorizo, eggs and salsa over belly-filling black beans; the Spanish hash is also loaded with chorizo, but ups the ante with smoky charred onions and a runny fried egg on top. Get a generous side order of extra-crispy bacon to share. 435 S. Huntington Ave., canarysquare.com
LATE-NIGHT BITE: A favorite haunt of local bartenders, James’s Gate offers a swell variety of nightcaps on tap and the largest, greasiest and cheesiest plate of nachos you’ve ever feasted your eyes (and stomach) on until 1 a.m. The pub’s dark interior bears a striking resemblance to its Scottish cousins, and the fire is always lit in winter.