Best of Boston

1998 Best Bar, Cigar

Punch Bar

Points off for being a dark cavern in the corner of one of the city’s ugliest hotels (the Back Bay Sheraton). But the cushy chairs and cozy nooks lend a decadent air to the art of cigaring. The selection is immense— 100 by our last count— and the bar staff is adept at guiding even novices to a satisfying stogie.

Sheraton Boston Hotel & Towers, 39 Dalton St., Boston, 617-236-2000,