Best of Boston

BEST Bar

1994 BEST Bar, People Watching

Newbury Street Restaurant

Boston

Wedged between the Ritz and Joseph Abboud, the sidewalk cafe here promises the most elegant spontaneous entertainment in town. 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, Dating

Cornucopia

Boston

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

1986 BEST Bar, Recycled

Brandywine

Cambridge

Even the Yuppies stay away. read more »

1986 BEST Bar, Drinking Institution

Ritz Bar

Boston

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

Cambridge

Pleasant atmosphere, nice people, good vibes. 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 »