Best of Boston

Best Neighborhood Bar, Seaport

2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, Charlestown

Brewer’s Fork

Boston
With 30 ever-changing draft lines, as well as an ample bottle list, wine offerings from smaller producers, and an impressive roster of ciders, this new [...] read more»
2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, East Boston

Ecco Boston

Boston
The lengthy list of craft beers is appreciated, but it's the potent cocktails, featuring house-made bitters and infused spirits, that stand out here. With a [...] read more»
2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, Hyde Park

The Fairmount Grille

Boston
With its dark-wood interior and gleaming black bar, the Fairmount Grille is a sophisticated place to imbibe. There's a patio out back that's open in [...] read more»
2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, Jamaica Plain

Canary Square

Boston
The pub grub here is good, but the specialty craft beers on tap and the inventive—and inventively named—cocktails ("99 Problems but My Drink Ain't One") [...] read more»
2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, Kendall Square

Ames Street Deli

Cambridge
Sorry, no turkey clubs and fountain sodas here. Instead, a diverse (and cleverly designed) cocktail menu showcases variations on classics such as the "MarTEAnez"—black-tea-infused gin, [...] read more»
2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, Roxbury

Merengue

Boston
The walls here are painted in bright tropical colors with cocktails to match, like the fruity blended daiquiris, sangria pitchers, and creamy "Cafe Con Leche" [...] read more»
2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, South Boston

Local 149

Boston
No matter what brings you here, you'll want to stay for another round at the large, inviting bar. And with 25 taps, plenty of bottled [...] read more»
2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, South End

Wink & Nod

Boston
An alluring speakeasy vibe makes this underground haunt feel VIP. The lengthy cocktail menu offers creative twists on classic libations—a gimlet made with grapefruit cordial; [...] read more»
2015 Best Neighborhood Bar, Union Square

Bull McCabe’s

Somerville
Every neighborhood needs a corner pub like Bull McCabe's, with a healthy selection of beers, whiskeys, and its own fine craft libations to wash down [...] read more»
2014 Best Neighborhood Bar, Dorchester

Dbar

Dorchester
Want to sip craft cocktails? Dance? Chill out on a low-key patio? Enjoy all that, plus dishes from chef Chris Coombs. read more»
2014 Best Neighborhood Bar, Fenway/Kenmore

The Hawthorne

Fenway/Kenmore
You might not know what all the nifty bar tools do, but one thing’s certain: They make a mean drink. read more»
2014 Best Neighborhood Bar, Fort Point/Waterfront

Lucky’s Lounge

Fort Point/Waterfront
Strong pours, live music, and a mostly local crowd make this retro basement bar the quintessential after-hours hang. read more»
2014 Best Neighborhood Bar, Jamaica Plain

The Haven

Jamaica Plain
Help yourself to a second pint of Scottish beer while you tuck into house-made lamb haggis and neeps at this laid-back pub. read more»
2014 Best Neighborhood Bar, Kendall Square

West Bridge

Kendall Square
Amid all the egg-in-a-jar brouhaha, the bar has gotten short shrift. Five words: beet-infused mezcal, Cynar, citrus. read more»
2014 Best Neighborhood Bar, Roxbury

Slade’s Bar & Grill

Roxbury
Live music and soul food go hand in hand—a combo Slade’s covers with weekly R&B and jazz nights, and eclectic cocktails. read more»