Best of Boston

Best Bar, Cape Cod

1998 Best Bar

F.J. Doyle’s Bar

Jamaica Plain
Could there be any other? Doyle's is to Boston what the Elaine's is to New York. Good eats, great atmosphere, and a who's who of [...] read more»
1998 Best Bar, Business

The Oak Bar

Ink the deal over well-mixed drinks served by a superb waitstaff. The bar's high ceilings and oak-paneled walls provide an elegant setting for serious business [...] read more»
1998 Best Bar, Cigar

Punch Bar

Points off for being a dark cavern in the corner of one of the city's ugliest hotels (the Back Bay Sheraton). But the cushy chairs [...] read more»
1996 Best Bar, Neighborhood

Warren Tavern

Paul Revere called it his favorite watering hole. George Washington is said to have stopped by for a brewski. Since then, thousands of townies have [...] read more»
1996 Best Bar, Neighborhood

The Brendan Behan Pub

Jamaica Plain
Townies and visitors alike love this little Irish bar in the part of JP known as Hyde Square. The place to grab a Guinness on [...] read more»
1996 Best Bar, Political Watering Hole

Amrheins Restaurant

Where the Dappers, the Dittos, and the Knockos convene to commiserate about the neighborhood's declining political clout. Up the street at The Cornerstone Restaurant, however, [...] read more»
1996 Best Bar, Neighborhood


The chicken "parm" is terrific, the drinks are huge, the prices can't be beat, and the serving staff couldn't be friendlier. When Mary, the waitress, [...] read more»
1996 Best Bar, All-Purpose


Next to a terrific moviehouse and a great coffeeshop, Casablanca is your best bet for a bar where you can actually have a conversation. Faux [...] read more»
1995 Best Bar, for a Business Deal

Julien Bar at the Hotel Meridien

There's no more appropriate place to seal the deal than in the Julien Bar, once the reception room for the governors of the Federal Reserve [...] read more»
1995 Best Bar, Neighborhood

The Delux Cafe and Lounge

With Didi (formerly of the Blue Room) in the kitchen and cheap drinks at the bar, this lounge has become the South End's favorite place [...] read more»