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Best Bars in Boston

1. No 9 Park

Type: Medium Volume Restaurant Bar
Location: 9 Park St, Boston, MA - map

Because this excellent restaurant does not post their cocktail list, nor does not offer you their full cocktail list at dinner unless you specifically requested, visitors may miss out on the finest cocktails in Boston. Ted put together the program here and it is a mighty fine program at that. While Ted is no longer here the program he put in place is still doing great work. They have a list of about 40 cocktails. I went through about 30 cocktails from their list and a few more off the list and had an immensely wonderful time.

No 9 Park

2. The Hawthorne

Type: Low Volume Hotel Bar
Location: 500 A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA - map

This mainly classic cocktail bar does a few modern cocktails as well. The cocktails, patrons and bartenders are a fine mix of class and style that is captivating.

The Hawthorne

3. Drink

Type: Low Volume Bar
Location: 348 Congress St, Boston, MA - map

This is a classic cocktail bar. They have exactly 4 non-classic cocktails. (Well, at least only 4 that they would serve me.) Is there is little bit of pretension from the bartenders? Yes, but justifiably so as they maintain a level of quality most bars only dream of. The consistent level of quality put out across bartenders and throughout the night is really quite remarkable. Most of all though, they make a really good drink.


4. Back Bar

Type: Low Volume Bar
Location: 9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA - map

This bar has a small cocktail list with fantastic bartenders who will make you some other wonderful things as well. Really great work being done out hear in Somerville.

Back Bar

5. Eastern Standard

Type: High Volume Restaurant Bar
Location: 528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA - map

This huge space seems perpetually busy for good reason. High volume done very well.

Eastern Standard

6. Brick and Mortar

Type: Low Volume Bar
Location: 569 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 - map

I was not expecting much walking in, but after the first drink it was clear I was going to be trying their whole cocktail list. They do great job. A little hard to find, but you should.

Brick and Mortar