Best of Boston 2017

Our 44th annual guide to the best of everything in and around the city.

best of boston 2017

On the cover: Photo-illustration of the Prudential Center as we’d like to see it—celebrating the Best of Boston winners. / By Bob O’Connor and Zach Vitale

You can count on two things every July: fireworks over the city, and our no-holds-barred guide to Boston’s finest. May the best person (or bar or burger or…) win. Dive in:

Restaurants & Food
Delicate crudo, gourmet doughnuts, and Neapolitan pizza under the Tobin Bridge.

Arts & Entertainment
Candlepin bowling, local jazz, and whale watches with wine.

Designer denim, custom kicks, and a boutique that doubles as an art gallery.

Organic facials, a Red Sox–themed luxury suite, and the ultimate personal assistant.

Neighborhood Bests
Each year, we highlight the best places to eat, drink, shop, and play in 10 area neighborhoods.

From cycling and yoga to the best retreat.

Home Design
All the pros you need to know for your next project.

Chef-driven catering, custom invitations, and made-to-measure menswear.

Cape & Islands
Your next weekend getaway awaits.

The best of the best north, west, and south of the city.

See who won our 2017 Readers’ Poll.

Explore 44 years of winners in our Best of Boston archives.

Come to our annual Best of Boston party! Learn more and buy tickets: