Lord Hobo Boston beer bar
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Lord Hobo

Lord Hobo may not have the most beers around (though 40 draft lines is hardly anything to balk at), but they do have the best curated list in the greater Boston…

Craigie on Main Boston wine
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Craigie on Main

This award-winning Cambridge restaurant's wine list, run by wine director Emily Larkins, is a nice mash-up of classic and quirky (or the "Funky Bunch" as they're called;  each wine that…

Belly Wine Bar Boston
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Belly Wine Bar

These two top Cambridge wine destinations are part of a family unit that also includes Central Bottle. Belly, the smaller proper wine bar at the same address as The Blue…

Oleana Boston wine bar
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Oleana

One of Cambridge's most established restaurants, Oleana's wine program has seen a number of talented people at the helm. Currently it's Lauren Friel, who manages a list that features a…

The Plough and Stars Boston Irish pub
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The Plough and Stars

Tucked along the stretch between Harvard and Central Squares, The Plough and Stars—named after the 1926 play by Irish playwright Sean O’Casey—aptly offers a rich literary history. The bar opened…

The Druid Boston Irish pub
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The Druid

Tucked into an old mercantile building in Inman Square and surrounded by vintage stores and coffee shops, The Druid is a tiny room of a bar that feels about as…

Brick & Mortar Boston cocktail bar
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Brick & Mortar

Though Brick & Mortar makes great cocktails, it's also simply a neighborhood bar. Full of goofballs who know how to make great drinks, Brick & Mortar knows how to party,…

West Bridge Boston cocktails
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West Bridge

Perhaps the best place to meet a nerd who also has good taste in food and drink, West Bridge has become MIT's de-facto bar and kitchen. Open straight through lunch…

State Park Boston cocktails
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State Park

In Virginia there's an oddly named state park, Hungry Mother, called so for the tragic Molly Marley who starved to death after escaping from her Native American captors. In Cambridge,…

Alden & Harlow Boston cocktails
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Alden & Harlow

Boston's favorite rookie, Alden & Harrow is a very good restaurant with a very good bar. Things like the ubiquitous kale salad (no, really it's called the "ubiquitous kale salad")…