Best of Boston

Best Cocktail Bar

2017 Best Cocktail Bar

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Somerville
Led by industry vet Sam Treadway, the friendly bartenders here entice imbibers with innovative "drink of the day" options such as a scotch-raspberry sour, ever-changing [...] read more»
2016 Best Cocktail Bar

Ames Street Deli

Cambridge
Editor's Note, July 13, 1 p.m.: Ames Street—which merged with its neighbor Study for a combined concept called "Study at Ames" in late June, after press [...] read more»
2015 Best Cocktail Bar

Straight Law

Brookline
Generally, a top-notch cocktail bar attempts to cover all the angles in the wider spirits world. But there's something to be said for homing in [...] read more»
2014 Best Cocktail Bar

Drink

Boston
After six years spent whipping the city into a craft-cocktail frenzy with its pitch-perfect Manhattan variations and handcarved ice cubes, Barbara Lynch and John Gertsen's [...] read more»
2013 Best Cocktail Bar

Drink

Boston
Drink is a bar of firsts—the first high-profile craft-cocktail joint in South Boston; the first place that some of the city's top bartenders worked; and, [...] read more»