Shore Leave is a cocktail bar and restaurant in Boston’s South End. Owned and operated by Traveler Street Hospitality, the ‘subterranean oasis’ is located about 20 feet below a commercial pharmacy and serves as a destination for guests to escape and enjoy. The design team drew inspiration, in part, from the restaurant’s name, an homage to a sailor’s leisure time on dry land. A highly considered selection of tropical and mid-century modern elements are threaded through the space's design, taking care to be cheeky and not irreverent. The space includes communal booths, private tables, and three bars, seating about 100 guests. At the center, a dining area is partially enclosed by nautical ropes, allowing it to function privately while remaining included in the spirited surroundings. Commissioned art colorizes the space, including a hand-painted mural depicting the owners and management staff by artist Massimo Mongiardo. Head down the back hallway to No Relation, an omakase-style ‘restaurant within a restaurant’ that operates autonomously.
- Traveler Street Hospitality
- Cafco Construction ManagementBLW EngineersDesign Fabricators, Inc.Lucia Lighting & DesignTriMark United EastMassimo Mongiardo
- Bob O'Connor
- Awards & Press
- ID BOSTON “HACIN + ASSOCIATES WOWS CROWD WITH A PAIR OF NEW RESTAURANTS”JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT DESIGN AWARDS 2020 | NOMINEE: 76 SEATS AND OVERTHE BOSTON GLOBE “JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 2020 AWARDS”METROPOLIS “HACIN + ASSOCIATES REINVENTS THE TIKI BAR—IN THE HEART OF NEW ENGLAND”BOSTON MAGAZINE “EAT HERE NOW: BOSTON’S 10 HOTTEST RESTAURANTS”IMPROPER BOSTONIAN “SURELY FANTASTIC”EATER BOSTON “A TIKI PARADISE DEBUTS IN THE SOUTH END”BOSTON MAGAZINE “SHORE LEAVE IS ABOUT TO RAIN TIKI COCKTAILS ON THE SOUTH END”IMPROPER BOSTONIAN “A SHORE THING”SURFACE MAGAZINE "HACIN + ASSOCIATES IS PUTTING ITS STAMP ON BOSTON'S GOING OUT SCENE"