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BEST Neighborhood Bar

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Jamaica Plain

TT Bar

Jamaica Plain

Essentially an annex of Ten Tables, this lounge incorporates everything we already loved about the venerable neighborhood eatery: a cozy atmosphere, a friendly waitstaff, and an imaginative menu that prioritizes the organic, the local, and the seasonal. read more»

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Fields Corner

The Blarney Stone


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 brunching on the leafy patio or enjoying a pint in front of the roaring fireplace. read more»

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Downtown Crossing

Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale


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 wine, and raise a toast to the drinkers of eras past. read more»

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Kendall Square

State Park


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 game du jour. Sure, you could drink somewhere fancier—but why would you? read more»

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Coolidge Corner

Hops N Scotch


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 another. Head upstairs on weekends for the live DJ, or grab a seat on one… read more»

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Allston

Hopewell Bar & Kitchen


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 oysters, or a seasonally flavored margarita with a wobbly game of pool? read more»

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Harvard Square



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 something a touch tamer? Step inside or head downstairs. That’s the beauty of drinking at… read more»

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Fenway/Kenmore

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar


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 weaving through Sox traffic on your way home. read more»

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Roxbury

Bully Boy Tasting Room


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 front-row seat to watch the distillery in action while sipping a luscious Teddie’s Peanut Butter… read more»

2017 BEST Neighborhood Bar, Inman Square

Atwood’s Tavern


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 its intimate stage year round. A long list of craft beers is ready to accompany… read more»