Friday, October 19, 2007

Recommended Cocktail Spots in Boston, MA.

Forget the low-carb beer and go retro instead. From a classic martini to a timeless Manhattan, find the best 1950s-era cocktails in Boston...

Oak Bar
138 St James Ave
, Boston, MA

Copley institution serves the "007" martini, a smooth mix of Bombay Sapphire gin and Tanqueray Sterling vodka that's shaken, not stirred.

No. 9 Park
9 Park St, Boston, MA
Downtown foodie fave whips up "The Contessa," served chilled, which combines Plymouth gin, Aperol and Noinoy Prat dry vermouth.

Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Ave (Hotel Commonwealth), Boston, MA
Kenmore Square hotel bar's "The Aviator," served in a chilled martini glass, combines Plymouth gin, maraschino liquor and fresh lemon juice.

The Fireplace
1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA
Washington Square hangout lets patrons warm up with a traditional hot toddy or play it cool with a classic sidecar.

1 Bennett St (The Charles Hotel), Cambridge, MA
Harvard Square hotel bar whips up authentic mint juleps and a mean Old Cuban (Bacardi rum, fresh lime, mint, sugar and champagne).

More Spots for Cocktails

710 Boylston St (Lenox Hotel), Boston, MA
Impressive scenery and drink menu in the Lenox Hotel's stylish lounge.

Bristol Lounge
200 Boylston St, Boston, MA
The Four Seasons Hotel's lounge is an ideal destination for an upscale date spot.

272 Boylston St, Boston, MA
One of the Boston power set's favorite dining destinations combines a thoroughly modern interior with bold, contemporary American cuisine

327 Newbury St, Boston, MA
The famous and trendy may eat here, but well-executed dishes go beyond fashionable fare.


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