Best of Boston

2010 Best Place to Grab a Drink Solo

The Bristol Lounge

The Four Seasons’ lounge caters to both sorts of solo patrons: those who find themselves alone, and those who wish to be left alone. The skilled barkeeps are the city’s quickest studies of stag drinkers, able to gauge whether you’re up for a chat, a snack, or a stiff drink and silence. And the Bristol’s cozy appointments make it perfectly suited to parties of one.

200 Boylston St., Boston, 617-351-2037,