Best of Boston

2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Union Square

Bantam Cider Company Tasting Room

With pours spanning the cider spectrum—from the cherry-tinged Rojo to the farmhouse-style Sweet Scrumpy—Bantam’s taproom serves up a refreshing alternative to your typical neighborhood watering hole. Claim a standing table, and make a day of it.

40 Merriam St., Somerville, 617-299-8600,