publick house boston beer bar

The Publick House

The Publick House has racked up numerous awards including “Best Beer Bar in America” from Beer Advocate and “Best Bar in Boston” by the Boston Globe and Phoenix. And, according…

Porter Café Boston beer bar

Porter Café

Porter Café is in West Roxbury, and that's probably why you haven't been there. This suburb's only mass-transit connection to downtown is via the commuter rail, but if you've got…

Lord Hobo Boston beer bar

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…

Local 149 Boston beer bar

Local 149

If everything you know about Southie you learned from Ben Affleck movies, you need to take a trip down to Local 149. While South Boston has—deservedly—garnered a reputation as a…

No. 9 Park Boston Wine bar

No. 9 Park

For more than 15 years, Chef Barbara Lynch's flagship restaurant has been a Boston institution. By Lynch's side since the beginning, Cat Silirie—the wine director for all of Lynch's restaurants—continues…

Craigie on Main Boston wine

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…

Eastern Standard Boston wine bar

Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard is hands down one of the absolute best places to drink in Boston. On the wine front, Colleen Hein's list—a mix of classics and more esoteric regional wines…

Bergamot Boston wine bar


This Somerville bistro, neighborhood-y as it may seem, is home to one of the city's most extensive and diverse wine lists, helmed by Kai Gagnon, formerly of Craigie on Main.…

Spoke Boston wine list


This relatively new Somerville wine bar (opened in 2013) has become an instant industry darling. The list boasts a small but smart collection by the bottle, with an overall focus…