Best of Boston

2013 Best Hotel Bar

The Hawthorne

This swanky spot in the Hotel Commonwealth combines the comforts of a hotel bar—plush chaise lounges, velvet armchairs—with the top-notch libations and luxurious snacks of a craft-cocktail den. Unwind with an Aperol-and-bourbon-laced “Paper Plane” and an order of the raclette-topped fingerling “potato skins,” and you just might forget you’re not sleeping upstairs.

500A Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-9150,