Best of Boston

BEST Bar

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, 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»

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»

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»

1985 BEST Bar, Place For a Business Drink (But Not a Deal)

The Last Hurrah

Boston

Bustling, friendly, energized. read more»