Best of Boston

2004 Best Lounge

Lucky’s Lounge

Lucky’s easy-to-miss subterranean location in the Fort Point area and its lack of signage do little to thin the crowds that pack the retro hangout, looking to swill cocktails and sway to live music on weekend nights. But unlike the college kids and middle managers on the make who populate many other Boston hot spots, the artists, young digerati, and stylish singles mingling under the signature red lighting here make for a scene you won’t mind having to squeeze into.

355 Congress St., South Boston, 617-357-5825,