Best of Boston

Best Neighborhood Bar

2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Dorchester

Lower Mills Tavern

Dorchester
This cozy joint checks all the right boxes—the cocktails are potent, the beer list long, the vibe distinctly homey. And the team seems genuinely happy [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Charlestown

Tangierino

Charlestown
Take a trip to Morocco without leaving Bunker Hill: Drinks flow amid desert vibes in Tangierino’s downstairs shisha lounge bar, a low-lit nook perfect for [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Brookline Village

Matt Murphy’s Pub

Brookline Village
If the sophisticated dark wood paneling didn’t already clue you in, one look at the backlit bar—showcasing a fine selection of whiskeys and excellent draft [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, North End

Stanza Dei Sigari

Boston
What once was a 1920s speakeasy now hosts a pleasure that’s practically as forbidden as Prohibition-era booze: the cigar. This cozy subterranean bar is one [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, South Boston

The GrandTen Bar

Boston
You won’t find a more inventive cocktail program: GrandTen’s liquor license requires staff to create every ingredient on the menu from the distillery’s base spirits—from [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Union Square

Bantam Cider Company Tasting Room

Somerville
With pours spanning the cider spectrum—from the cherry-tinged Rojo to the farmhouse-style Sweet Scrumpy—Bantam’s taproom serves up a refreshing alternative to your typical neighborhood watering [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Fenway

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

Boston
Low lights, dark wood, and more than 200 whiskeys. As far as drinking goes, it doesn’t get much better than this. Prefer suds? No problem. [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Central Square

A4cade

Cambridge
A nondescript door in Roxy’s Grilled Cheese serves as a portal to your wildest retro fantasies. Pinball and Pac-Man await your high scores, and Technicolor [...] read more»
2018 Best Neighborhood Bar, Roslindale

Redd’s in Rozzie

Roslindale
NOW CLOSED Those mourning the loss of Trillium’s winter pop-up should know that Roslindale’s best beer selection has been right here all along. Sample Night [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Jamaica Plain

TT Bar

Jamaica Plain
Essentially an annex of Ten Tables, this lounge incorporates everything we already loved about the venerable neighborhood eatery: a cozy atmosphere, a friendly waitstaff, and [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Fields Corner

The Blarney Stone

Dorchester
Priding itself on being the first bar in America to sell Guinness on draft, the Blarney Stone is an essential neighborhood watering hole, whether you're [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Downtown Crossing

Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale

Boston
Take a seat at the wood-carved bar and try an 1850s-style Nine Dollar Sazerac. Not into spirits? Opt from a well-stocked list of beer and [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Kendall Square

State Park

Cambridge
Play pinball or pool, watch live music, and (if you can elbow your way in forcefully enough) try your hand at shuffleboard, the hipster bar [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Bar, Coolidge Corner

Hops N Scotch

Brookline
With 40 beers on tap, craft cocktails, and more than 100 scotches, bourbons, and whiskeys, Hops N Scotch will wet your whistle one way or [...] read more»