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BEST Hotel Bar

2003 BEST Hotel Bar

Oak Bar


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


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


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


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»