COLIN BEATT
filmmaker, photographer & founder of
beatt productions, llc



boston
usa

Colin Beatt

I am a Los Angeles native creative who has spent the past decade in Boston, MA. I originally moved to Boston for school, where I attended Northeastern University. After starting my own production company during my senior year, I decided to stick around. Boston has now become the place I call home. I am inspired by nature, music, and interesting people.

my preferred spot for a morning coffee

My favourite coffee place was Wholy Grain, by far! Unfortunately they closed last summer and nothing else comes close. Now I brew my own cold brew coffee and most mornings I enjoy a cup in bed or out in my backyard when the weather is nice.

Honorable mention: TATTE BAKERY. There are several locations in Boston. Good coffee and amazing pastries!

my favourite cultural institution

THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

www.bpl.org

The building itself is a beautiful piece of architecture. Inside you can find a quiet place to work or read, explore the gorgeous courtyard in the center, or have a cup of tea in the café.

here’s where I buy my books

Unfortunately I don’t find much time in my busy schedule to read books anymore, however when I bring my girlfriend to buy a new book, we also go to More Than Words in the South End. It’s a very cool space and filled with tons and tons of books. More importantly, they are bigger than a book store. More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that works with Boston youth that are in foster care, homeless or tied up in the court system.

an additional local shop I support

MIKE & PATTY'S
12 Church St.
Boston, MA 02116

www.mikeandpattys.com

This place might be the biggest hidden gem in all of Boston. It’s a tiny breakfast spot in an obscure neighbourhood in Boston called Bay Village. The place is maybe 250 sqft with only three seats at a counter in the window. They are only open until 2pm, however you will not find a better breakfast sandwich anywhere in Boston.

this is where I go for a simple dinner with friends

THE AUTOMATIC
50 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

www.theautomaticbar.com

I’ve never been to a restaurant quite like it before, it's like a trendy mix between a diner and a bar. They have several great options for food, I really like their burger and bone-marrow fries. The drinks are great as well. Most importantly, this place is much cheaper than your average dinner place in Boston, which makes it a great option for a casual dinner with friends.

here I dine when there’s something to celebrate

In college, Bricco (North End) was my go-to for a celebratory dinner. It’s a fancy Italian restaurant in Boston’s old Italian neighbourhood, the North End. The pastas are all fantastic but my favourite was always the Ricotta Pillows. In the past few years, Boston has really blossomed as a foodie town, so I wouldn’t say there’s a single place I dine for a nice dinner anymore. There’s too many good places to still try!

my favourite pizza spot

PENGUIN PIZZA
735 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

www.thepenguinpizza.com

Fun divey pizza-bar with hundreds of beer choices. Get the fig, prosciutto, and goat cheese pizza.

my bar of choice

Boston has a lot of great bars, it’s tough to choose just one. I love Wink & Nod (South End) because their bartenders are true mixologists and they have a secret scotch club on Tuesdays that I am a part of.

Drink (Fort Point) is another great option. It has a great vibe and they don’t have a cocktail list — each drink is specifically crafted to suit your tastes.

Honorable mention: Yvonne’s (Downtown Crossing). This place is just flat out cool. When it opened it was one of the most Instagrammed places in the entire US. To get there, you walk through a fake hair salon, giving it a speakeasy vibe. The cocktails happen to also be top notch!

additional things not to be missed

Boston is a great place to visit and a very walkable town, as long as you come during good weather. The best places to walk around and sightsee would be The Boston Common/Gardens, Faneuil Hall, North End, Newbury Street, and Fenway Park.

the next person I’d like to read about on creative traveller

Jake Broido aka "The Truth Experiment" in Austin.

BEATT PRODUCTIONS, LLC, Boston

Beatt Productions is a small boutique video production and photography studio servicing Boston and the greater New England area. We specialize in creating visually stunning content to help you or your company tell your story. We have created content for brands such as Facebook, ESPN, Dunkin’ Donuts, JetBlue, MasterCard, Reebok, Converse, Hulu, Wayfair, Trip Advisor, and many more.

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added january 2019
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