Best of Boston

Best Bar, Cape Cod

1994 Best Bar, After-the-Garden Place

The Harp at the Garden

With their recent expansion downstairs, it seems the entire loge section could fit inside The Harp. After most Celtics or Bruins games, it looks as [...] read more»
1994 Best Bar

The Capital Grille

From five to seven in the evening the Capital Grille has a pleasant mixture of regulars, tourists, and the lonely, all served with skill and [...] read more»
1994 Best Bar, People Watching

Newbury Street Restaurant

Wedged between the Ritz and Joseph Abboud, the sidewalk cafe here promises the most elegant spontaneous entertainment in town. read more»
1994 Best Bar, Neighborhood

The Sevens Ale House

The only people unhappy with the Sevens are those standing in line when a regular patron walks by them and through the door. Some of [...] read more»
1994 Best Bar, Outdoor Drinking

Tia’s at Long Wharf

And they mean on the waterfront. Tia's is the place-to-be-outside. A large, open barroom sprawls out to the patio, which is usually full of young [...] read more»
1992 Best Bar, New


At last, a new fun bar for adults. Fortunately, it's long enough to accommodate all the peopole who really matter. read more»
1992 Best Bar

Miracle of Science

Now, if only they could clone themselves all around Boston—that would be a real miracle of science. read more»
1988 Best Bar, Neighborhood

Doyle’s Café

Jamaica Plain
Even though they've pushed out some walls and expanded, this is still the bar that best mirrors its diverse, high-energy neighborhood. read more»
1987 Best Bar, Business

Julien Bar, Hotel Meridien

Enough elbowroom to last a lifetime—or at least through a deal. read more»
1986 Best Bar, Trysting


It's so noisy that nobody is going to overhear what you say, and nobody cares. read more»