Best of Boston

2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Brookline Village

Matt Murphy’s Pub

If the sophisticated dark wood paneling didn’t already clue you in, one look at the backlit bar—showcasing a fine selection of whiskeys and excellent draft beers—reveals that this is a pub for the refined Irish drinker. Drop in on Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m. for completely free, no-strings-attached oysters.

14 Harvard St., Brookline Village , 617-232-0188,