Best of Boston

2017 Best Brunch, North

The Paddle Inn

The team behind Trina’s Starlite Lounge injected some much-needed energy into Newburyport with a beach-inspired, rum-fueled hangout that fits the bill from day to late night. Brunch here means strong and spicy bloody marys (with or without bacon), doughnut holes, shakshuka, and an egg sandwich worth traveling for. “Dessert” is the Sandy Point paloma, made with Clown Shoes Clementine Witbier, grapefruit cordial, tequila, and a lime-salt rim. Then you nap.

27 State St., Newburyport, 978-572-1242,