Best of Boston

1998 Best Hotel Bar

Ritz-Carlton Boston

Dark, woody, and intimate, the bar at the Ritz is exactly the sort of watering hole weary travelers and high-end drinkers demand. The martini menu is extensive and intriguing, and the Five Star nut mix (no peanuts in the bunch) adds salty cachet.

15 Arlington St., Boston, 617-536-5700,