Boston Cocktail Bars Overview

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Boston’s reputation as a beer and sports town is well deserved – that’s because there are a TON of beer and sports bars strewn throughout the city. But when you’re tired of watching the Sox or the Celtics (probably not possible) and drinking Sam Adams’ seasonal best, it’s time to check out all the great Boston cocktail bars. And if you’re being dragged there kicking and screaming – chances are the game will still be on over the bar.

All kidding aside, there are some truly great cocktail bars in Boston that range from high-end and classy to budget friendly and bohemian. One of the best cocktail bars in the city is Green Street. This Cambridge haunt forgoes any fancy surroundings and just focuses on mixing prohibition-era masterpieces. For a swankier option, there’s City Bar in the Back Bay which caters to a moneyed clientele of finance types and creative professionals looking for artisanal drinks.

Some other stellar cocktail bars are Drink in the Waterfront area and Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. Drink is a little bar with a much bigger reputation and is an ideal place for groups to come together for some intricate drinks. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, meanwhile, is a tequila drinking paradise with over 200 options to choose from.

Boston is always going to be known for beer drinking and sports watching, but there are tons of excellent cocktail bar options to stray from the typical path.

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