Best of Boston

2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, South End

Wink & Nod

An alluring speakeasy vibe makes this underground haunt feel VIP. The lengthy cocktail menu offers creative twists on classic libations—a gimlet made with grapefruit cordial; a Long Island iced tea served in a tiki mug; and the “Billionaire Bijou,” a blend of rare, top-shelf liquors for a cool $100.

3 Appleton St., Boston, 617-482-0117,