Best of Boston

2005 Best Inman Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

B-Side Lounge

When you order a bottle of hefeweizen at the B-Side, your tattooed waitress pours it for you at your table—slooowly, to minimize the foam—with the know-how of a tuxedo sommelier. That’s the kind of thing that repeat patrons have come to expect from this reclaimed dive bar: almost-basic food (try the macaroni and goat cheese), in an atmosphere made all the more convivial by eclectic tunes coming from the sound system.

92 Hampshire St., Cambridge, 617-354-0766,