Best of Boston

2005 Best Bartender

Lee Jennings, Union Bar and Grille

A bartender’s primary pursuits are a flawless cocktail mixed with speed and accuracy, and sensational service graciously delivered. Jennings has mastered both. Part bartender, part professor, he’ll happily take a moment to wax lyrical on a pinot noir or expound upon a rare spiced rum. Quick with a fresh glass and a cheery word, he’s a true gentleman of the bar.

1357 Washington St., Boston, 617-423-0555,