Best of Boston

Best Hotel Bar

2016 Best Hotel Bar


For years, this Charles Hotel lair was home to the most dedicated Mad Men fans in New England, thanks to its debonair screening parties. The [...] read more»
2015 Best Hotel Bar

The Hawthorne

For years now the Hawthorne, nestled inside the Hotel Commonwealth, has set the agenda when it comes to cocktails and ambiance. From the long main [...] read more»
2013 Best Hotel Bar

The Hawthorne

This swanky spot in the Hotel Commonwealth combines the comforts of a hotel bar—plush chaise lounges, velvet armchairs—with the top-notch libations and luxurious snacks of [...] read more»
2012 Best Hotel Bar

Avery Bar

Perhaps because of its proximity to turndown service and plush robes, the luxury hotel bar is expected to be both swish and discreet. This formula [...] read more»
2011 Best Hotel Bar

The Oak Room

Some hotel bars are trendy watering holes with rooms upstairs; others are mediocre places for conventiongoers to pickle themselves. The Oak Bar is another species [...] read more»
2010 Best Hotel Bar

The W

The W Lounge strikes a balance that can please just about anyone. It's hip but not exclusive, crowded but not cramped, loud but not obnoxious. [...] read more»
2008 Best Hotel Bar

KO Prime

Gazillion-thread-count sheets aside, a hotel is really only as good as its bar. And chichi steakhouse KO Prime has admirably elevated the one at downtown's [...] read more»
2006 Best Hotel Bar

City Bar, The Lenox

It has overcome the hotel bar stereotype—that of the elevator music-themed nightcap—and regularly packs in a crush of yuppies and guests. Dim lighting and Azure [...] read more»
2005 Best Hotel Bar

Cuffs—An Irish Bar

Most Boston hotel bars are party playgrounds for visiting movers and shakers. But for those jaded by the jet set, there's Cuffs at the Jurys [...] read more»
2004 Best Hotel Bar

Oak Bar

There could be a raging nor'easter outside, but inside this legend in the Fairmont Copley Plaza, it's always 70 degrees, with the sun setting over [...] read more»