Best of Boston

2015 Best Cocktail Bar

Straight Law

Generally, a top-notch cocktail bar attempts to cover all the angles in the wider spirits world. But there’s something to be said for homing in on a smaller niche and perfecting it, and that’s the case at Straight Law, the year-old offshoot of longstanding Spanish restaurant Taberna de Haro. Here, bar manager Sean Sullivan focuses on sherry and gin—appropriate, considering those are the sole ingredients of the refined, elegant cocktail from which Straight Law takes its name.

999 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-277-8272,