Best of Boston

2016 Best Bar, Nantucket

Ventuno’s Back Bar

The al fresco bar tucked behind Ventuno is less polished than the anchoring Italian restaurant, but that’s part of the charm. With a beachy-casual vibe owing to a cover of vines and an ever-so-random crowd that could, on any given night, include Patriots owner Robert Kraft, pop star Meghan Trainor, one-time frat boys, and a crew of local fishermen, it’s the rare local’s hangout that’s welcoming to outsiders. Bonus points for an unbeatable selection of craft beer.

21 Federal St., Nantucket, 508-228-4242,