Best of Boston

2004 Best Pickup Bar

Silvertone Bar & Grill

Being single has its perks; getting hit on in a sweaty bar on a Friday night is not necessarily one of them. But before you resign yourself to that, seek out the friendly bunch that gathers at Silvertone. The dimly lit, mellow bar is a haven for anti-pickup artists: The subdued vibe encourages relaxed chatter, the greasy burgers erase any air of pretentiousness, and the indie rock tunes fend off rowdy frat boys and drunken pub crawlers.

69 Bromfield St., Boston, 617-338-7887,