Best of Boston

BEST Bar

1984 BEST Bar, Department Store

Neiman-Marcus

Boston

Tucked away on the mezzanine, with a terrific view of the first floor and just enough privacy for a tête-à-tête. read more»

1984 BEST Bar, Rock

The Channel

Boston

Smart booking policy for live music, and an on-the-water location. read more»

1984 BEST Bar, for Serious Drinkers

J. J. Foley’s

Boston

Ray Flynn has given the establishment a brand new cachet. 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»

1983 BEST Bar, Financial District

Brady Pete’s

Boston

No frills. Potent drinks. read more»

1983 BEST Bar, Help

Carlos at the Ritz Bar

Boston

His discretion is matched only by his attentiveness. read more»

1983 BEST Bar, Ethnic

Averof

Cambridge

Belly dancing. Ouzo. And a building that looks like a Middle Eastern version of Vegas. read more»

1983 BEST Bar, Video

13-Up

Boston

State of the art, with imaginative programming by Joe Verange. read more»

1983 BEST Bar, Country Western

Blue Star Lounge

Saugus

A honky-tonk, but as close to the real thing as you’ll get around here. read more»

1983 BEST Bar, Cheater's

Harry’s Bar

North Andover

Far enough out of town so you won’t get caught. Close enough to get home for dinner. read more»