Best of Boston

2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Central Square

River Gods

Editor’s Note, July 11, 5 p.m.: River Gods has announced that they are permanently closed. 

It’s not the fine pour of Guinness or the cocktail list. It’s not the wooden thrones or the whimsical décor. It’s the music. Rather than crank out an iPhone playlist determined by algorithm, River Gods hosts DJs who spin soundtracks worth drinking to.

125 River St., Cambridge, 617-576-1881,