Best of Boston

2012 Best Bar, Cape Cod

The Raw Bar

You get the feeling that the topless mermaid suspended from the ceiling here has probably seen it all. From the well-tanned friends whispering about something from last night to the pastel-draped golfers celebrating the completion of yet another round on the links, everyone at this low-key hangout just seems to be on permanent vacation. Join the party with an infamous rum punch (or two), but beware the boozy cherries: They’re soaked in 100-proof rum.

252 Shore Drive, Mashpee, 508-539-4858,