There are few experiences more quintessentially Boston than warming up with a cup of clam chowder and a beer at the Bell In Hand, America’s oldest continuously operating pub. Little has changed about this Downtown icon since it opened in 1795. Despite its age, Bell In Hand maintains a refreshingly of-the-moment beer and cider list—think regional favorites like Lord Hobo and Jack’s Abbey. A menu of typical pub grub consists of burgers, sandwiches, and excellent New England classics. Nothing goes better with a couple of frosty Downeast ciders than a plate of oysters and some steaming clam chowder.