Best of Boston

Best Bar, Cape Cod

2002 Best Bar, Upscale

Oak Bar, Fairmont Copley Plaza

Raise a glass, if you will, to the ever-stunning Oak Bar. It's where sex appeal takes its post-prandial drink, where intimacy lounges in a long, [...] read more»
2002 Best Bar, North

Rockmore Dry Dock

Teak oars and regatta flags share wall space with retired surfboards and stuffed sharks in this gem of a waterfront tavern, composed of equal parts [...] read more»
2002 Best Bar, West

O’Hara’s Food & Spirits

Newton Highlands
Arguably too popular for its own good, O'Hara's sees some borderline ridiculous competition for tables on busy nights. It's not hard to see why: The [...] read more»
2001 Best Bar, Neighborhood

B-Side Lounge

Maybe it's the bull-shooting bartenders who are as comfortable serving strong martinis as they are Schlitz. Or maybe it's the mellow, tattooed clientele that stroll [...] read more»
2001 Best Bar, Upscale

Bristol Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel

The Bristol is a refreshing respite from the cigar-chompin' clubbier bars around town, yet it still manages—with its white-coated waitstaff, marble bar tops, and Vose [...] read more»
2001 Best Bar, North

Black Cow Tap & Grill

This well-stocked bar overflows with wines from around the world, and liquors ranging from single-malt scotch and specialty bourbons to sipping rums and tequilas. There [...] read more»
2001 Best Bar, South

The Red Lion Inn

The Red Lion's lure as a hangout is potent, and has been since 1704. The rustic, cozy bar inside has an original old beam ceiling, [...] read more»
2000 Best Bar, High-End

Oak Bar

In a city full of bars with loud music, weak drinks, and meat-market mentalities, the Oak Bar is an oasis of refinement, elegance, and call [...] read more»
2000 Best Bar, Neighborhood

The Good Life, Cambridge

The latest addition to Brian O'Neill's growing empire, this new Good Life is perfectly suited to its Central Square location. The decor is, as in [...] read more»
1999 Best Bar, Students

The Cellar

There are plenty of great bars in Boston, but the Cellar has all the right ingredients: homey, mellow atmosphere; excellent music; an eclectic, friendly crowd; [...] read more»