Best of Boston

2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Central Square


A nondescript door in Roxy’s Grilled Cheese serves as a portal to your wildest retro fantasies. Pinball and Pac-Man await your high scores, and Technicolor tipples are poured into vessels shaped like Simba and R2D2. In other words, this joint puts the joy in joystick.

292 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-714-3960,