Best of Boston

Best Bar, Cape Cod

2012 Best Bar, Upscale

The Hawthorne

Enjoy hosting your friends in your über-cool city apartment while mixing up painstakingly hand-swizzled drinks? Going to the Hawthorne is a lot like that, with [...] read more»
2012 Best Bar, North

Vics Boathouse at Victoria Station

Serene by day, sultry by night, and boasting tantalizing harbor views, Vic's hosts an endless cavalcade of events (open-mike nights, karaoke, and dancing), fueled by [...] read more»
2012 Best Bar, South

Union Brewhouse

Wood paneling, arcade games, a collection of retro beer cans ... hopping onto a barstool at the Union Brewhouse is like sneaking down to your [...] read more»
2012 Best Bar, West

The Cottage Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill
Hand-stirred swizzles and strong Sazeracs may rule the city, but the western 'burbs are still frothing with pomegranate margaritas. Is that a bad thing? Not [...] read more»
2011 Best Bar, West

The Biltmore Bar and Grille

Newton Upper Falls
"Newton Upper Falls" and "hipster pub" aren't words you normally hear in the same sentence. Yet there it is: a suburban bar sporting a comfortably [...] read more»
2011 Best Bar, Cape Cod

The Beachcomber

Whoever said you can't please all the people all the time clearly hasn't been to the Beachcomber. Awesome views and beach access? Check. Long list [...] read more»
2011 Best Bar, Martha's Vineyard

Offshore Ale Company

Oak Bluffs
Oak Bluffs is the antithesis of the Jersey Shore, so why do most of its bar options seem so well suited for "gym, tan, laundry"? [...] read more»
2011 Best Bar, Nantucket

Corazón del Mar

When we walked through the door and spied the ceviche and raw bar, we were infatuated. When we climbed the staircase and saw the packed, [...] read more»
2011 Best Bar, Upscale


From behind a bar devoid of the usual parade of bottles, some of the city's most acclaimed barkeeps mix and measure with scientific precision, pulling [...] read more»
2011 Best Bar, North

The Grog

Temple to haute cuisine and artisanal cocktails it's not. But if what you crave is a frosty IPA, good-humored barkeeps, and feisty locals who aren't [...] read more»