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»

1994 BEST Bar, After-the-Garden Place

The Harp at the Garden


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



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, 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»

1986 BEST Bar, With a View

Bay Tower Room


Spectacular at night. read more»

1986 BEST Bar, Trysting



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