NOTE: Which convention center? Hynes? I wrote most of this assuming you were at the waterfront one...Hopefully you're at the one on Boylston because thats way more centrally located.
Casa Razdora in the Financial district for lunch, went there like 3 days a week. Only open weekdays like 11-5, though.
Never taken the train to a Pat's game, but as stated its pretty far. Not sure how long before game time you get there or how close it gets you...
Bruins game will be fun, ton's of bars around that area. I believe out of state IDs don't work inside unless you're over 25 (Boston is annoyingly strict). Passport is fine but dk what you have.
Convention center is a little ****** location wise, kinda hard for public transit. Good restaurants down there though, but most of them are pricey. I'd say do a Harpoon Brewery tour if you're into beer. I like them wayyyy better than Sam Adams and it should be walking distance.
Please, do not eat at the places in Fanuiel Hall. All terrible tourist traps for the most part, feel bad for people that get lobster rolls there for a **** ton of money.
Yelp is decent for food around here, there's a few traps, but nothing too serious. North End can be tough. Sam Lagrassa's will likely pop up for sandwhiches, one of my fav pastrami sandwhiches, but I dont go often because of the price. Lot of food trucks outside South Station which isn't far from you. OG Pizzeria Regina is in the North End if you want to try it for pizza.
Rino's in East Boston is really good for Italian food, but kind of hard to get to and can be PACKED. Check yelp, I don't think they take reservations.
Grille 23 is great for a steakhouse and to switch it up from the large chains, same goes for Abe and Louie's. Both $$$$.
Also, no happy hour in MA so you won't find great drink specials...there are some food one's that can be pretty good deals.
Idk what else, if you have any questions, ask. Been here for the past 5yrs for school (I'm 23).
Enjoy the cold haha
Edited by BigStan - 11/20/14 at 1:09pm