Best of Boston

BEST Bar

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

Metro

Boston

It keeps giving itself face-lifts—rejuvenating itself. It’s the Duchess of Windsor of the local bar scene. 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 »

1986 BEST Bar, Dating

Cornucopia

Boston

An intimate offbeat bar with a notable café menu. read more »