Best of Boston

2011 Best Bar, Martha's Vineyard

Offshore Ale Company

Oak Bluffs is the antithesis of the Jersey Shore, so why do most of its bar options seem so well suited for “gym, tan, laundry”? Escape to the Offshore Ale Company for its rotating selection of unique house-made brews, like the Flying Monkey, a Belgian-style ale aged in chardonnay barrels. The kind of bar that allows—nay, encourages—patrons to toss peanut shells onto the floor, it’s sure to become your favorite stomping ground.

30 Kennebec Ave., Oak Bluffs, 508-693-2626,