Best of Boston

BEST Bar

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»

1985 BEST Bar, New

The Boston Sail Loft

Boston

Nice location and a casual, friendly atmosphere. read more»

1985 BEST Bar, Intellectual

Plough and Stars

Cambridge

It’s funky, so some days you win. read more»

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

The Last Hurrah

Boston

Bustling, friendly, energized. read more»

1985 BEST Bar, for Dates

Any Bar at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on a Warm Evening

Anybody can score there. 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»