Boston Rob Does Beantown: Guide to South Boston

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Join Rob Mariano to explore some of the hidden gems that South Boston has to offer. 

South Boston aka Southie (not to be confused with Boston’s South End neighborhood) is steeped in history. The neighborhood has industrial roots (Gillette still has a manufacturing center in South Boston) and is now more of a residential neighborhood. 

Learn more about South Boston:

💉 IV League Hydration

“She’s a ninja with a needle” 

Boston Rob gets the Kardashian treatment – hydration and a workout equivalent of 20,000 squats without moving a muscle. 

IV League
Getting there
36 A St, South Boston, MA 02127, USA
Mon-Fri 10am–6pm
Sat-Sun 10am–2pm
More Info

🔗 IV League Website

🎳 Candlepin Bowling @ Southie Bowl 

South Boston Candlepin aka Southie Bowl has been open for over 60 years.

What is candlepin bowling? It is a uniquely New England pastime. The pins are skinny and the balls are smaller, more like a boccee ball than a traditional bowling ball. Interested in learning more about candlepin bowling? Boston Magazine has a guide to all of the candlepin spots in and around Boston. To learn more about the family that has run Southie Bowl for the past 20+ years, check out this article from South Boston Online.

Boston Fun Fact: Candlepin Bowling originated in Boston. 

South Boston Candlepin
Getting there
543 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127, USA
Mon 12–10pm
Tue 3–11pm
Wed-Sat 12–11pm
Sun 12–10pm
More Info

🔗 Southie Bowl Website 

🍷 Wine Tasting @ Love Child

This florist/bottle shop opened just before pandemic, but has continued to thrive. Love Child is owned by two friends, Floral Designer Colleen Dunleavy and Crystal Mills who ran a cocktail catering business. Colleen and Crystal first connected through Instagram and after many collaborations, opened the brick-and-mortar shop Love Child. 

In addition to selling wine, cocktails and flowers, Love Child also offers workshops where you can learn to make your own flower arrangements. Who wouldn’t want to attend Roses and Rose? 

Love Child
Getting there
364 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Wed 11am–6pm
Thu-Fri 11am–7pm
Sat 10am–7pm
Sun 10am–6pm

🔗 Love Child Website


🏒 Warrior Arena

“Southie skating rink offers leagues for anyone who is interested in playing and learning.”

A hockey lover, Rob returns to the ice. Warrior Area offers something for everyone. From hockey lessons to league to public skating sessions, this ice rink is a community hub.  

Warrior Ice Arena
Getting there
90 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135, USA
Mon-Sun 7am–10pm
More Info

🔗 Warrior Ice Arena website

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