Best of Boston

BEST Bar

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 »

1985 BEST Bar, Place For a Business Drink (And a Deal)

Julien Bar

Boston

Like tippling in a vault. read more »

1985 BEST Bar, Al Fresco

The Harvest

Cambridge

The terrace is beautiful on summer nights, and the food’s fine, too. read more »

1985 BEST Bar, Art

Campus-ManRay

Cambridge

The interior looks like Metro’s, the graphics look like Spit’s, the setting’s Central Square, and the art is, well, different. But it works. read more »

1985 BEST Bar, Neighborhood

Doyles

Jamaica Plain

The owners, the Burkes, obviously know how to have a good time. read more »

1985 BEST Bar, Beacon Hill

Seven’s Ale House

Boston

A fine gathering spot. read more »

1985 BEST Bar, Manhattan

Division Sixteen

Boston

Make that the Bowery. read more »

1985 BEST Bar, View from

The Quarterdeck

Charlestown

Terrific view of Boston and the harbor. Not so terrific bar. read more »