Best of Boston

Best Nightlife, North

2008 Best Nightlife, South


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

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

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


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

2008 Best Nightlife, Neighborhood, Davis Square

Johnny D’s

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

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

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


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!

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 […]