Best of Boston

Best Bar Food

2011 Best Bar Food, Upscale

Craigie On Main

Few food-world darlings have gotten more love of late than chef Tony Maws; everyone from Martha Stewart to James Beard has gushed. But for all [...] read more»
2011 Best Bar Food, Casual

Audubon Circle

Boston is full of places to grab a beer, a greasy burger, or wings on the cheap. But for a brew and tasty bites that [...] read more»
2011 Best Bar Food, Specialty

The Haven

Jamaica Plain
The brave-hearted folks at this all-Scottish pub have liberated us from boring Anglo bar snacks. We've fallen hard for the tantalizing sausage-wrapped hard-boiled eggs and [...] read more»
2010 Best Bar Food

Chez Henri

Bellying up to the bar has never felt so sophisticated as it does at Chez Henri, a classic Cambridge bistro. The bar fare—like that offered [...] read more»
2009 Best Bar Food

Sel de la Terre

To go along with its spanking-new digs, the Back Bay outpost of this country-French standby has installed a smart but casual downstairs café with a [...] read more»
2008 Best Bar Food, Upscale


Posh as they are, the folks behind the Downtown Crossing eatery Blu recognize that a bar menu just ain't a bar menu without fries, wings, [...] read more»
2008 Best Bar Food, Affordable

Bukowski Tavern

Bukowski Tavern Empirical testing has shown that of all the items the human body can digest, no two hit the spot more reliably than hamburgers [...] read more»
2006 Best Bar Food, Affordable

The Pour House

There are two things that make for a good bar: booze and cheap, greasy food. From steak tips to fajitas to burgers, the Pour House [...] read more»
2005 Best Bar Food, Upscale


Unlike at many chichi restaurants, chef-owner Jamie Mammano's entire critically acclaimed menu is served at Mistral's bar until quite late, freeing barflies to sidle up [...] read more»
2003 Best Bar Food

Chez Henri

Slow-roasted pork, wafer-thin ham, and gooey Gruyère, pressed together between slices of buttery, crisp Portuguese bread and served skillet-hot with homemade plaintain chips—there may be [...] read more»
2002 Best Bar Food, Gourmet

West Side Lounge

From the day it opened, the West Side was a draw for Cantabrigians looking for a perfectly made cocktail and a darkly lit booth. But [...] read more»
2001 Best Bar Food

DeLux Café & Lounge

Walls covered in '50s album covers, an Elvis shrine offset by Christmas lights, a crowd as thick with tattoos as with suits, restrooms wallpapered with [...] read more»
2001 Best Bar Food, Gourmet


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1991 Best Bar Food

The Chocolate Bar

A great binge, and no hangover. read more»
1990 Best Bar Food


The bar at Biba is a scene, with the local swells packing the place every night. They must be coming for the sensational bar snacks—especially [...] read more»