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, 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»

1985 BEST Bar, With a View

Ritz Bar

Boston

Best martinis in town, and you can watch the seasons change in the Public Garden. read more»