Best of Boston

Best Nightlife, North

2008 Best Nightlife, South

Ember

Marshfield
When this hypnotically arty restaurant-bar designed and owned by a local architect made its debut four years ago, it not only lent zing to the […]
2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, North End

The Living Room

Boston
Young suits loosen their ties and hipsters let down their guard in the loungey, kick-back atmosphere.
2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, Roslindale

Birch Street Bistro

Roslindale
Save yourself the T fare: The stylish gathering spot, a magnet for young commuters, can hold its own against big-city bars.
2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, Allston

Privus

Allston
Glam décor and upscale cocktails like the dirty wasabi-tini cordon off sushi lounge Privus as ‘adult swim’ amid undergrad-swamped booze holes.
2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, Central Square

The Plough & Stars

Cambridge
2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, Davis Square

Johnny D’s

Somerville
The crowd is young and lively and the lineup is unfailingly eclectic (Texas swing one night, reggae the next) at this live-music institution.
2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, South Boston

Lucky’s Lounge

South Boston
Retro without being poseurish, Lucky’s is jammed nightly with Fort Point artists and business types who blew across the Summer Street bridge.
2008 Best Nightlife, West

Watch City Brewing Company

Waltham
In trying to determine a bar’s worthiness, here’s a helpful question: If in the company of the most fantastically annoying people imaginable (say, the combined […]
2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, Washington Square

The Publick House

Brookline
Sometimes a cozy haunt, sometimes a party den, the imported-beer mecca is consistently the square’s best bet for elbow bending (and rubbing).
2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, Charlestown

Tangierino

Charlestown
The fun-seeking throngs that rock the Casbah Lounge at this Moroccan favorite come for the belly dancing, stay for the hookah.
2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, Fenway/Symphony

Game On!

Boston
For those who struck out on tickets but still yearn for Fenway action, the supersize sports bar keeps high-def tubes blaring and brews flowing all […]