Best of Boston

1999 Best Bartender, Beer and Wine

Suzi Dobeli, Bukowski Tavern

Suzi doesn’t mix drinks, because Bukowski is a wine and beer bar only—albeit with one of the selections this side of Brighton. But she has everything else a top bartender should: easy charm; a great memory for faces, names, and the drink that goes with each; and a tolerant ear for sob stories and bad jokes.

50 Dalton St., Boston, 617-437-9999,