Best of Boston

2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, Kendall Square

Ames Street Deli

Sorry, no turkey clubs and fountain sodas here. Instead, a diverse (and cleverly designed) cocktail menu showcases variations on classics such as the “MarTEAnez”—black-tea-infused gin, sweet vermouth, kirsch—paired with bar bites like a hefty poutine sandwich.

73 Ames St., Cambridge, 617-374-0701,