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2004 BEST Hotel Bar

Oak Bar

Boston

There could be a raging nor’easter outside, but inside this legend in the Fairmont Copley Plaza, it’s always 70 degrees, with the sun setting over the Indian Ocean and the whack of a distant cricket wicket audible over the veldt…. read more»

2003 BEST Hotel Bar

Oak Bar

Boston

Given the weather, there’s seldom much call in New England for ceiling fans. Even so, the whirring hum beneath the Oak Bar’s carved mahogany ceiling adds a touch of airiness to a room that might otherwise seem stodgy. In fact,… read more»

2002 BEST Hotel Bar

Bar 10

Boston

Enough with the stuffy, starched-napkin lounges that have for years dominated hotel cocktail scenes. The Westin Hotel’s Bar 10 is dedicated to taking it easy in style. At lunch and after work, a well-heeled crowd sinks back into high-backed leather… read more»

2001 BEST Hotel Bar

The Oak Bar, Fairmont Copley Plaza

Boston

The Oak Bar is, quite simply, everything a hotel bar should be: sexy, formal, and mysterious. It’s a place to wallow in grandeur, where, even if you live right down the road, you feel like a visitor to another time… read more»

1998 BEST Hotel Bar

Ritz-Carlton Boston

Boston

Dark, woody, and intimate, the bar at the Ritz is exactly the sort of watering hole weary travelers and high-end drinkers demand. The martini menu is extensive and intriguing, and the Five Star nut mix (no peanuts in the bunch)… read more»