Photos: Best of Boston 2018

Check out scenes from the July 18, 2018, event at City Hall Plaza.

On July 18, over 1,500 guests gathered on City Hall Plaza to celebrate Boston magazine’s 45th anniversary of Best of Boston®, presented by Stella Artois. Partygoers had a chance to sample dishes from over 20 Best of Boston® winning chefs and enjoy a delicious assortment of the summer’s hottest libations from Stella Artois, Maker’s Mark, EFFEN Vodka, Cointreau, 90+ Cellars, Lila Wines, Ghost Tequila, Polar Seltzer’Ade, and REBBL. Other bites included chips from Late July, summer salads from Dig Inn, and assorted snacking chocolate from BarkTHINS. The Canyon Ranch Winners’ Lounge offered guests a luxurious retreat complete with a photo experience and express manicures. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England hosted an exclusive experience featuring delectable food from four top restaurants in Boston along with a giveaway for a special Back Bay staycation. INFINITI showcased two all-new 2019 QX50 vehicles in a beautiful lounge complemented by an art installation by Percy Fortini Wright, curated by Bodega. Attendees also experienced a live chef cooking demonstration from Barilla Pasta, the latest in DIRECTV from AT&T, a virtual workspace tour from WeWork, and traditional Bajan punch from acclaimed Mixologist Philip Antoine by Barbados Tourism. Local DJs Wallace, Frank and Brown provided the entertainment along with special guests the Floorlords Crew. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, an organization dedicated to connecting people with parks and conserving the Emerald Necklace.

Photography by Melissa Ostrow and Rythum Vinoben

For more event highlights, check out the full event album here! Also, follow Boston magazine Events on Facebook and Instagram for future events and other happenings around the city at @bostonmagevents.