Best of Boston
2017 Best Cocktail Bar
Led by industry vet Sam Treadway, the friendly bartenders here entice imbibers with innovative “drink of the day” options such as a scotch-raspberry sour, ever-changing milk-punch offerings, and the willingness to concoct anything you crave on the fly. The drinks are serious, but the slightly kitschy vibe is not—say hi to Yoda on your way out.
7 Sanborn Ct., Somerville, 617-718-0249, backbarunion.com