Best of Boston

2012 Best Jazz Club, Upscale

The Beehive Cafe

One part jazz club, one part restaurant, the Beehive is our go-to spot for a laid-back night out on the town. The stellar list of libations (we’re fans of the champagne cocktails and the “Apparatus,” a Scotch and cognac concoction) and the sophisticated fare are the perfect complement to the musicians onstage. Something to keep in mind: If you want to be at all close to the action, make a reservation—otherwise, you’ll be cooling your heels at the bar.

541 Tremont St., Boston, 617-423-0069,