The bar at Burtons Grill is something to toast in and of itself. The modern, urban ambiance of Burtons’ bar and lounge area is perfect for sipping martinis with coworkers after a long week or simply sharing appetizers and wine with friends. And with locations in North Andover and Peabody, this stylish hangout is always within easy reach. Burtons Grill, 218 Andover St., Peabody, 978-977-0600 - 145 Turnpike St., North Andover, 978-688-5600,

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