Best of Boston

BEST Bar

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 »

1984 BEST Bar, Trysting

The Naughty Knights Club cocktail lounge at the Sheraton-Tara

Braintree

Dark, and just far enough out of town. read more »

1984 BEST Bar, Neighborhood

Crossroads

Boston

Unpretentious watering hole on the fringe of pretentious Back Bay. Safe. You won’t be sorry. read more »

1984 BEST Bar, New

Westin Hotel

Boston

Three different bars (two as part of restaurants), each with something to recommend it. read more »

1984 BEST Bar, Honky-Tonk

Blue Star Lounge

Saugus

Out of the way, like any good roadhouse. read more »