Here’s the latest installment of my A–Z bar quest.

A few nights ago, some friends and I went to two bars with verbs for names. Yes!

We started at Drink. It’s in the basement of an office building.

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Drink is known for its cocktails. There is no cocktail menu; you tell the waiter/waitress what type of cocktail you like, and the bartenders come up with something. A friend had recommended a whiskey drink, so I tried that.

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It was good, but I stuck to one because I had a long night ahead. We ordered heirloom carrots, arancini, and fries to split. Everything was great. It’s a popular place; I arrived at 5:20 and there were no seats left. And when we left around 7:00, there was a line of people waiting to enter.

Our next destination was Gather.

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It’s another winner. The atmosphere was laidback and friendly. There were no seats at the bar at first, but within 15 minutes, some spots opened up. We loved the decor:

 

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The bar’s location is in the Innovation District, so this is a play on “bright ideas.”

I tried Wormtown’s Be Hoppy IPA because my friend noted that Wormtown is a brewery in nearby Worcester. It was hoppy, which made me happy.

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Only 10 bars left…still at a loss re: bar names that start with X and Y…