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 from Europe—is easily one of the best value lists in the country. The wines  are wearing low markups across the board, and the list has surprising depth, vintage-wise, at a number of price points. The same homage to the classic and obscure is also mirrored in the well-edited beer selection, while the cocktail program—run by Jackson Cannon (who also owns The Hawthorne)—is easily one of the Boston’s best.

Known For
  • Italian wine
  • natural wine
  • low wine markups
  • vintage wine
  • craft beer
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
What to drink
Anything and everything.
Kenmore Square
Every Monday night Eastern Standard offers a select list of wines at very deep discounts (less than 2-percent markup)—a ritual that always draws a late-night industry crowd.