Best of Boston


1994 BEST Bar

The Capital Grille


From five to seven in the evening the Capital Grille has a pleasant mixture of regulars, tourists, and the lonely, all served with skill and charm by Richie, Nate, and Vinnie. There is something quaint about drinking in the midst… read more»

1994 BEST Bar, People Watching

Newbury Street Restaurant


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

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»

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, Recycled



Even the Yuppies stay away. 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»