Best of Boston

2002 Best Bar, North

Rockmore Dry Dock

Teak oars and regatta flags share wall space with retired surfboards and stuffed sharks in this gem of a waterfront tavern, composed of equal parts yacht-club cachet and tiki-bar kitsch. Live music, bar games, and 10 on-tap beers make the casual summer scene popular, with the diverse crowds of revelers spilling out onto the spacious deck most nights. Moored mariners craving the sea need only hop aboard the Rockmore’s launch for a quick cruise to the “Wet Dock,” a flotilla of good cheer smack in the middle of the harbor.

94 Wharf St., Salem, 978-740-1001,