Best of Boston

Best Hotel Bar

2016 Best Hotel Bar


For years, this Charles Hotel lair was home to the most dedicated Mad Men fans in New England, thanks to its debonair screening parties. The [...] read more»
2015 Best Hotel Bar

The Hawthorne

For years now the Hawthorne, nestled inside the Hotel Commonwealth, has set the agenda when it comes to cocktails and ambiance. From the long main [...] read more»
2013 Best Hotel Bar

The Hawthorne

This swanky spot in the Hotel Commonwealth combines the comforts of a hotel bar—plush chaise lounges, velvet armchairs—with the top-notch libations and luxurious snacks of [...] read more»
2012 Best Hotel Bar

Avery Bar

Perhaps because of its proximity to turndown service and plush robes, the luxury hotel bar is expected to be both swish and discreet. This formula [...] read more»
2011 Best Hotel Bar

The Oak Room

Some hotel bars are trendy watering holes with rooms upstairs; others are mediocre places for conventiongoers to pickle themselves. The Oak Bar is another species [...] read more»
2010 Best Hotel Bar

The W

The W Lounge strikes a balance that can please just about anyone. It's hip but not exclusive, crowded but not cramped, loud but not obnoxious. [...] read more»
2008 Best Hotel Bar

KO Prime

Gazillion-thread-count sheets aside, a hotel is really only as good as its bar. And chichi steakhouse KO Prime has admirably elevated the one at downtown's [...] read more»
2006 Best Hotel Bar

City Bar, The Lenox

It has overcome the hotel bar stereotype—that of the elevator music-themed nightcap—and regularly packs in a crush of yuppies and guests. Dim lighting and Azure [...] read more»
2005 Best Hotel Bar

Cuffs—An Irish Bar

Most Boston hotel bars are party playgrounds for visiting movers and shakers. But for those jaded by the jet set, there's Cuffs at the Jurys [...] read more»
2004 Best Hotel Bar

Oak Bar

There could be a raging nor'easter outside, but inside this legend in the Fairmont Copley Plaza, it's always 70 degrees, with the sun setting over [...] read more»
2003 Best Hotel Bar

Oak Bar

Given the weather, there's seldom much call in New England for ceiling fans. Even so, the whirring hum beneath the Oak Bar's carved mahogany ceiling [...] read more»
2002 Best Hotel Bar

Bar 10

Enough with the stuffy, starched-napkin lounges that have for years dominated hotel cocktail scenes. The Westin Hotel's Bar 10 is dedicated to taking it easy [...] read more»
2001 Best Hotel Bar

The Oak Bar, Fairmont Copley Plaza

The Oak Bar is, quite simply, everything a hotel bar should be: sexy, formal, and mysterious. It's a place to wallow in grandeur, where, even [...] read more»
1998 Best Hotel Bar

Ritz-Carlton Boston

Dark, woody, and intimate, the bar at the Ritz is exactly the sort of watering hole weary travelers and high-end drinkers demand. The martini menu [...] read more»