Best of Boston

BEST Hangout

1996 BEST Hangout

Boston Beer Garden


Parking is always a problem, and they still don’t have an entertainment license, but this joint is emerging as a late-night hot spot for the twentysomething crowd. read more »

1994 BEST Hangout, New

Cafe Eurosia


A spacious lounge area, eclectic design, a unique menu, and colorful cocktails have put Eurosia on the map of the upscale In Scene. read more »

1994 BEST Hangout, Mellow

Bow & Arrow Pub


There is no pretension at the Bow & Arrow, but there are pool tables, dart boards, inexpensive drinks, and a laid-back mix of locals and the more down-to-earth student crowd. read more »

1994 BEST Hangout, Acoustic



A surviving gem of the old Harvard Square, Passim draws acts like Suzanne Vega, Jackson Browne, and Jimmy Buffet, as well as the best local talent. read more »

1989 BEST Hangout, Local

The Bostonian Hotel

Power breakfasts for the hacks of tomorrow. read more »

1984 BEST Hangout, After Party

Caffè Paradiso


The last stop on a café society night. read more »

1983 BEST Hangout, Neighborhood, Emerging

St. Botolph


Good bar, good food, gentrified ambience. read more »

1983 BEST Hangout, Neighborhood, Traditional



The old Beacon Café, which journalist Josh Resnek took over and made even funkier. read more »

1981 BEST Hangout, Refugee

Bangkok Cuisine


Lots of terrific fish, duck, and Thai noodles, along with the hottest condiments in town. From Southeast Asia, with love. read more »