Best of Boston

Best Neighborhood Bar, Seaport

2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Harvard Square

Daedalus

Cambridge
If you don't mind a crowd, head to the rooftop bar for one of the best outdoor drinking scenes the city has to offer. Prefer [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Fenway/Kenmore

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

Boston
The cocktails at this funky-meets-casual spot hit it out of the park—order the mezcal-based "No More Parties in Fenway" to channel your inner ’Ye before [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Roxbury

Bully Boy Tasting Room

Roxbury
Many bars chase that elusive speakeasy vibe. Here, Bully Boy has nailed it effortlessly: An unmarked door reveals a cozy space that doubles as a [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Inman Square

Atwood’s Tavern

Cambridge
This locals' hang boasts one of Greater Boston's best patios in the warmer months, and a seriously rocking lineup of local and traveling bands on [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, FortPoint/Waterfront

Tavern Road

Boston
This bartenders’ bar takes its craft cocktails seriously. If there’s a better way to spend a Saturday than watching these mixologists work their magic, we [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Central Square

River Gods

Cambridge
Editor's Note, July 11, 5 p.m.: River Gods has announced that they are permanently closed.  It’s not the fine pour of Guinness or the cocktail list. [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Washington Square

Publick House

Brookline
The bar is always bumping, and for good reason: It has Brookline’s largest selection of beers. We favor them paired with the hand-cut Yukon frites [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Fenway/Kenmore

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

Boston
The lauded whiskey list is reason enough for a visit, but the real draw is the “Pappy Meal,” a western-themed box with a 2-ounce pour [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Davis Square

Saloon

Somerville
The below-ground-level venue may contribute to the speakeasy vibe, but this is no novelty bar. Just take a peek at the lengthy whiskey list, which [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Brighton

Harry’s Bar & Grill

Boston
The staff is friendly and the beer list is solid. The pretzel bites, however, take this bar to the next level. Forget the dipping sauces [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, South End

The Gallows

Boston
Don’t be fooled by the laid-back vibes and giant Ouija board: This bar is all business when it comes to cocktails, including the Anchorman-inspired Sex [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, East Boston

Kelley Square Pub

Boston
It’s easy to see what drew Vinny Paz and Tommy Lee Jones to this watering hole: Here, conversation flows and the beverage selection is ample [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Jamaica Plain

Canary Square

Boston
The duo behind Common Ground and Coda know how to build neighborhood hangouts. Enjoy any (or many) of the 30-plus beers on tap, rotating seasonal [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Bar, Roslindale

Brannelly’s Cafe

Boston
The chatty bartenders, trivia nights, and weekly karaoke are more than enough to turn this hidden gem into your go-to watering hole. But the friendly [...] read more»
2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, Allston

Deep Ellum

Boston
Crowds head to Deep Ellum for its excellent craft-beer selection and numerous whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes, best imbibed on the back deck come summertime. read more»