Best of Boston

2012 Best Bar, North

Vics Boathouse at Victoria Station

Serene by day, sultry by night, and boasting tantalizing harbor views, Vic’s hosts an endless cavalcade of events (open-mike nights, karaoke, and dancing), fueled by an expansive beer list—Pretty Things, Alchemist, and Saison Dupont, to name a few—and a creative cocktail menu. To cool down after heating up the dance floor, go for a refreshing Aperol Cucumber Fizz, sipped slowly on the patio or dock.

86 Wharf St., Salem, 978-745-3400,