Best of Boston

Best Wine Bar

2017 Best Wine Bar


With its hip-hop soundtrack, generous pours of outside-the-box wines, and cheekily named snacks (e.g., a "David" Hasselback potato), this wine bar mixes serious oenophile cred [...] read more»
2016 Best Wine Bar


There’s a reason why chefs like Oleana’s Ana Sortun are regulars at this low-key industry favorite: Owner Felisha Foster has taken the pomp and predictability [...] read more»
2015 Best Wine Bar


With a wine list offering vinos from smaller producers and a menu call-out to the undervalued wonders of sherry and vermouth, Spoke is a bottlehead's [...] read more»
2014 Best Wine Bar


Fledgling wine aficionados, take heed: Laid-back Davis Square newcomer Spoke gamely removes the terror from the terroir, with servers who gently hold your hand through [...] read more»
2013 Best Wine Bar

Belly Wine Bar

The regions, the varietals, the vintages—the world of wine can be intimidating. Not at Belly, where the eclectic by-the-glass list is organized around lighthearted headings [...] read more»
2009 Best Wine Bar

The Butcher Shop

As the longtime wine doyenne of the Barbara Lynch empire, Cat Silirie knows her way around a corkscrew. For proof, look no further than the [...] read more»
2008 Best Wine Bar

Bin 26 Enoteca

With a selection that runs from aglianicos through zinfandels and a wine list that reads like a guidebook, Bin 26 is an unknockable choice for [...] read more»
1990 Best Wine Bar


Backs up its wine-food promotions with a changing but always excellent selection of wines unavailable elsewhere by the glass—or even by the bottle. read more»
1989 Best Wine Bar

Vin & Eddie’s Ristorante and Wine Bar

North Abington
Great prices and great selection, particularly of older vintages from California and Italy. read more»
1985 Best Wine Bar


An outpost for oenophiles in Harvard Square. read more»
1984 Best Wine Bar


Terrific list, great by-the-glass variety. read more»
1983 Best Wine Bar

The Custom House

Boston musician Fran Sheehan has put together an extensive, well-priced list at this North Shore establishment. read more»
1982 Best Wine Bar

Bunch of Grapes

The wine-bar phenomenon has barely caught on here, and this is the best of the bunch. So to speak. read more»