Best of Boston
2013 Best Bar, West
The Biltmore Bar & Grille
Opened nearly 100 years ago as a Prohibition-era speakeasy, this historical spot has remade itself as a fun, lively place to catch up with friends over craft cocktails (don’t miss the pear sidecar), local brews, and gut-busting fare such as chicken and waffles with honey butter.
1205 Chestnut St., Newton, 617-527-2550, thebiltmoregrill.com