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BEST Bar

1994 BEST Bar, Neighborhood

The Sevens Ale House

Boston

The only people unhappy with the Sevens are those standing in line when a regular patron walks by them and through the door. Some of the regulars should have their mail delivered here. read more»

1994 BEST Bar, Outdoor Drinking

Tia’s at Long Wharf

Boston

And they mean on the waterfront. Tia’s is the place-to-be-outside. A large, open barroom sprawls out to the patio, which is usually full of young professionals trying to tie one on before dark. read more»

1994 BEST Bar, After-the-Garden Place

The Harp at the Garden

Boston

With their recent expansion downstairs, it seems the entire loge section could fit inside The Harp. After most Celtics or Bruins games, it looks as though it has. read more»

1992 BEST Bar, New

Marais

Boston

At last, a new fun bar for adults. Fortunately, it’s long enough to accommodate all the peopole who really matter. read more»

1992 BEST Bar

Miracle of Science

Cambridge

Now, if only they could clone themselves all around Boston—that would be a real miracle of science. read more»

1988 BEST Bar, Neighborhood

Doyle’s Café

Jamaica Plain

Even though they’ve pushed out some walls and expanded, this is still the bar that best mirrors its diverse, high-energy neighborhood. read more»

1987 BEST Bar, Business

Julien Bar, Hotel Meridien

Boston

Enough elbowroom to last a lifetime—or at least through a deal. read more»

1986 BEST Bar, Whose Time Has Come—and Gone

Jason’s

Boston

It used to be the big hangout for the local ad community. But then Joe’s American Bar & Grill opened and the whole crowd moved there. Like a big vacuum cleaner. read more»

1986 BEST Bar, With a View

Bay Tower Room

Boston

Spectacular at night. read more»

1986 BEST Bar, Trysting

Rathskeller

Boston

It’s so noisy that nobody is going to overhear what you say, and nobody cares. read more»