Best of Boston

2011 Best Bar, Upscale


From behind a bar devoid of the usual parade of bottles, some of the city’s most acclaimed barkeeps mix and measure with scientific precision, pulling esoteric liquors, cocktail-specific utensils, tiny eyedroppers full of mystical infusions, and fresh herbs and juices out of thin air and combining them into bespoke beverages. And service is incomparable—right down to the cell-phone chargers available at the hostess stand.

348 Congress St., Boston, 617-695-1806,