Best of Boston

2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Dorchester

Lower Mills Tavern

This cozy joint checks all the right boxes—the cocktails are potent, the beer list long, the vibe distinctly homey. And the team seems genuinely happy to host you: With friendly servers and bartenders quick to dole out thoughtful recommendations, it’s clear that all are welcome here.

2269 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester , 857-267-4461,