Best of Boston

2006 Best Bar, Berkshires

Bistro Zinc

High on arts, low on nightlife, Western Mass. was never known for its cocktail scene. At least, not until Zinc arrived. Every night, Berkshire sophisticates and tourists mingle beneath a dented tin ceiling at the polished zinc bar for after-(insert-cultural-activity-here) drinks, choosing from among 10 martinis, 10 signature cocktails, and 14 wines by the glass.

56 Church St., Lenox, 413-637-8800,