Best Cocktail Bars In Boston

From creative sips to classic cocktails, here's our top picks for cocktail bars around Boston. 

Boston has always been known for it's sports bars and Irish pubs and if you ask around, every Bostonian has a favorite dive bar. But lately the cocktail scenes is blowing up with great talent and some awesome venues.  We have everything from your plush hotel bar to the speakeasy that brings you back to the roaring 20's. 

After many nights of research we bring you our list of top cocktail bars around Boston.  

We hope you enjoy them as much as we have!! 


Eastern Standard - located in the heart of Kenmore Square this is a favorite mine. This sophisticated bar offers a top notch craft cocktail menu paired with modern brasserie fare from the kitchen. 

528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Drink - They don't like to limit you to a cocktail list, they just offer anything your heart desires. Let the staff know what your mood is and they will create. 

348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

City Bar (Back Bay) - A chic but casual cocktail bar, located in the historic Lenox Hotel. An awesome after work spot or casual late night meetup; City Bar has my favorite bourbon selection in the city.

65 Exeter Street, Boston, MA 02116

Cafe ArtScience Culture Lab & Cafe - This bar, restaurant & culture lab is the home of some of amazing cocktails and awesome food with a side of art, science and design. 

650 E Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

HoJoKo - HoJoKo is a Japaneses tavern located inside the Verb Hotel in Boston. They have a Saki Bomb menu, almost the entire menu is Instagram friendly, I suggest playing a game of sushi roulette before you leave. Oh and the Burger is really to die for. HoJoKo even has a special cocktail menu for the band! (groups of 4 or more)

1271 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02215  

Trade -

Oak Room -  

Carrie Nation-

Yvonne's - 

JM Curlys -

ShoJo -

Ward 8-

No 9 Park-

Lions Tail-

Trina's Starlite Lounge-