Within an hour’s drive of Boston, Hampton is an easily accessible destination just over the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. Here, succulent seafood, eclectic shops, and picturesque beaches abound, and you’ll never run out of things to do! Take a dip in the ocean at Hampton’s eponymous beach, watch sand sculptors in action, or fly a kite high above the dunes—the area is bursting with possibilities.
Our Top Restaurant Pick: The Goat
As some Hampton Beach restaurants are closing down for the season this month, bar owner Al Fleury is preparing for what he expects will be another successful winter.
Hampton Beach’s country bar, the Goat, is going year-round. Owner Al Fleury said the restaurant will kick off the fall season by adding breakfast and delivery.
To pull off breakfast Goat-style, Fleury said he’s bringing in a “crazy variation” of a Bloody Mary bar that “hasn’t been done around here.” The menu will have standard breakfast items like French toast, pancakes and breakfast sandwiches, as well as specialty burgers, all available from 8 a.m. until 1 a.m., he said. seacoastonline.com
The Goat, which opened last weekend, features over 50 different types of whiskeys in addition to the standard full bar setup. Sitting in the building that used to house the Happy Clam, patrons will listen to live country music and hang out with bartenders dressed as cowgirls, tastefully, whether inside at the bar or outside on the second floor patio. The drink menu features items like maple and bourbon milk shakes, while the food menu offers 10 vastly different custom burgers among other creative takes on typical bar food. seacoastonline.com
The all-new decor is rustic and the theme is country, actually the first country-themed restaurant on Hampton Beach. The menu specialty is burgers, with over a dozen unique handmade varieties to choose from. Stop in and enjoy live country music and a friendly staff, whether inside at the bar or outside on the second floor patio. patch.com