Hopsters Becomes Newton’s First Commercial Brewery

Hopsters, the custom craft brewery and restaurant, has received its commercial brewing license as of June 5, making it the first commercial brewery to be located in […]


Behind the Bar at Sichuan Garden II

Located in the twisting rotary of Route 128 and Woburn’s Main Street is the faded canary yellow mansion built by town founder Henry Baldwin. The 17th century […]


Space Nerds Cocktail Week: May the Dork Be with You

Your favorite hipster mixologist might be sporting the prerequisite facial hair, suspenders, and derby cap, but at one point he was just another nerd grumbling about […]


The Hawthorne’s Bar Program Just Got an Update

Although laid-back and always service-oriented, The Hawthorne—and its swanky, subterranean lounge—has nonetheless exuded the posh extremes of the craft cocktail culture. Now co-owner and bar director […]


Citizen Public House Introduces the ‘Pappy Meal’

Over the course of three-and-a-half years, bartender Sean Frederick and the team at Citizen Public House has quietly been accumulating Boston’s biggest supply of Old […]


Cocktails For a Cause

For one night only, The Hawthorne is partnering with the Anti-Defamation League to raise funds for the World of Difference Institute, a leading provider in anti-bias […]


What Does a $100 Cocktail Taste Like?

When perusing Wink & Nod’s menu, several things stand out: Chef Jeremy Kean’s quail yakitori in a smoking mason jar, made-to-order Twinkies, a cocktail named […]


Ribelle Now Has Nightly Tasting Menus

When I spoke with Ribelle’s Tim Maslow in early March, he admitted that he’d soon be switching around the format of his menu to something […]


Top of the Pubs

There are plenty of great places in town to throw back a pint. But which one is right for you?

First Sip: Brick & Mortar

Central Square’s new bar pours out in equal measure classic cocktails, innovative new drinks, and generous bar food.

First Bite: Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar

Say salud to margaritas and fun, casual Mexican cuisine in the Back Bay.

The 30 Best Bars in Boston (Along with Our Favorite Cocktails!)

The city’s 30 best cocktails—and the bars that make them.

First Sip: Avery Bar

It’s hard not to be annoyed with the Ritz. That it took more than 10 years for them to bring us a quality bar like Avery is maddening.