Bars

My Bar

Boston's notable people share their favorite spots.


“Nothing says winter warm-up like the Lenox [Hotel] lobby with the roaring fireplace and quintessential New England charm. You can always find my husband and me hanging at the intimate City Table.”

—JENNY JOHNSON, TV personality and cohost of NESN’s Dining Playbook

When I’m [in Boston] now it’s usually for work, so I’ll hunker down at my hotel bar (shout out to RumBa at the InterContinental) or in my room pounding a very masculine bottle of sauvignon blanc.”

—ROB CORDDRY, actor, Ballers, Hot Tub Time Machine

“My husband, Bruce, and I love Paddy’s Lunch—it’s our neighborhood spot. We always sit at the bar and catch up with friends. The bartenders know my go-to order: a light beer and a bag of Doritos.”

—ELIZABETH WARREN, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

“When I want to go out for a drink, I want to have something to eat, too. You cannot not mention Ken [Oringer]’s Toro. The bar is the restaurant; the whole thing is the bar. I love the energy. [To drink] there, it’s always porrones. I am very good at a porrón.”

—MING TSAI, James Beard Award–winning chef; TV host

“I’m living for all of the updates that the unassuming Lucky’s Lounge has made in recent months—cool music, a new chef, and a seasonal cocktail list that is sure to wet your whistle. The apple cider margarita is my go-to order.”

—ERIN ROBERTSON, artist, designer, and influencer;
winner of Project Runway season 15