Best of Boston

2007 Best Bartender

Jackson Cannon

Settle into Eastern Standard’s plush, cozy bar and let Cannon welcome you with an easy grin and quick, imaginative recommendations: an old-school cocktail he’s revived (such as his signature Jack Rose), or maybe a little-known bottling. His obsession with fresh ingredients makes Cannon a true bar artist, though one mercifully free of snobbery—which means if you’re looking to throw back something a touch more pedestrian, he’ll pour that light beer and serve it with a smile.

Eastern Standard, Hotel Commonwealth, 528 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-9100,