Best of Boston

Best Neighborhood Bar

2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Fields Corner

The Blarney Stone

Dorchester
Priding itself on being the first bar in America to sell Guinness on draft, the Blarney Stone is an essential neighborhood watering hole, whether you’re […] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Downtown Crossing

Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale

Boston
Take a seat at the wood-carved bar and try an 1850s-style Nine Dollar Sazerac. Not into spirits? Opt from a well-stocked list of beer and […] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Kendall Square

State Park

Cambridge
Play pinball or pool, watch live music, and (if you can elbow your way in forcefully enough) try your hand at shuffleboard, the hipster bar […] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Coolidge Corner

Hops N Scotch

Brookline
With 40 beers on tap, craft cocktails, and more than 100 scotches, bourbons, and whiskeys, Hops N Scotch will wet your whistle one way or […] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Allston

Hopewell Bar & Kitchen

Boston
No watering hole is more welcome in Allston than this gastro-grunge newcomer. After all, where else could a Genny Cream pair so perfectly with $2 […] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Harvard Square

Daedalus

Cambridge
If you don’t mind a crowd, head to the rooftop bar for one of the best outdoor drinking scenes the city has to offer. Prefer […] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Fenway/Kenmore

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

Boston
The cocktails at this funky-meets-casual spot hit it out of the park—order the mezcal-based “No More Parties in Fenway” to channel your inner ’Ye before […] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Roxbury

Bully Boy Tasting Room

Roxbury
Many bars chase that elusive speakeasy vibe. Here, Bully Boy has nailed it effortlessly: An unmarked door reveals a cozy space that doubles as a […] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Inman Square

Atwood’s Tavern

Cambridge
This locals’ hang boasts one of Greater Boston’s best patios in the warmer months, and a seriously rocking lineup of local and traveling bands on […] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, FortPoint/Waterfront

Tavern Road

Boston
This bartenders’ bar takes its craft cocktails seriously. If there’s a better way to spend a Saturday than watching these mixologists work their magic, we […] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Central Square

River Gods

Cambridge
Editor’s Note, July 11, 5 p.m.: River Gods has announced that they are permanently closed.  It’s not the fine pour of Guinness or the cocktail list. […] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Washington Square

Publick House

Brookline
The bar is always bumping, and for good reason: It has Brookline’s largest selection of beers. We favor them paired with the hand-cut Yukon frites […] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Fenway/Kenmore

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

Boston
The lauded whiskey list is reason enough for a visit, but the real draw is the “Pappy Meal,” a western-themed box with a 2-ounce pour […] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Davis Square

Saloon

Somerville
The below-ground-level venue may contribute to the speakeasy vibe, but this is no novelty bar. Just take a peek at the lengthy whiskey list, which […] read more»