Best of Boston

2011 Best Bar, West

The Biltmore Bar and Grille

“Newton Upper Falls” and “hipster pub” aren’t words you normally hear in the same sentence. Yet there it is: a suburban bar sporting a comfortably dark atmosphere, live music on weekends, an old-school craft cocktail menu, and a killer beer list. Add in well-above-average nibbles, and you’ve got patrons young and old, hip and preppy, all coming back time and again.

1295 Chestnut St., Newton Upper Falls, 617-527-2550,