Best of Boston


1994 BEST Bar, Neighborhood

The Sevens Ale House


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


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»

1992 BEST Bar, New



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


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


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

1986 BEST Bar, Drinking Institution

Ritz Bar


The bar has been redecorated. That’s the bad news. The good news, however, is that the Ritz still serves up the best martinis and view of the Public Garden in town. read more»

1986 BEST Bar, Crowd, Cambridge

Ocean Club


Pleasant atmosphere, nice people, good vibes. read more»

1986 BEST Bar, Whose Time Has Come



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



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»