Best Hangout in Boston

1996 Best Hangout

Boston Beer Garden


Parking is always a problem, and they still don’t have an entertainment license, but this joint is emerging as a late-night hot spot for the twentysomething crowd…Read More

1994 Best Hangout, Mellow

Bow & Arrow Pub


There is no pretension at the Bow & Arrow, but there are pool tables, dart boards, inexpensive drinks, and a laid-back mix of locals and the more down-to-earth student crowd…Read More

1994 Best Hangout, Acoustic



A surviving gem of the old Harvard Square, Passim draws acts like Suzanne Vega, Jackson Browne, and Jimmy Buffet, as well as the best local talent…Read More

1994 Best Hangout, New

Cafe Eurosia


A spacious lounge area, eclectic design, a unique menu, and colorful cocktails have put Eurosia on the map of the upscale In Scene…Read More

1983 Best Hangout, Neighborhood, Emerging

St. Botolph


Good bar, good food, gentrified ambience…Read More

1983 Best Hangout, Neighborhood, Traditional



The old Beacon Café, which journalist Josh Resnek took over and made even funkier…Read More

1981 Best Hangout, Refugee

Bangkok Cuisine


Lots of terrific fish, duck, and Thai noodles, along with the hottest condiments in town. From Southeast Asia, with love…Read More

Most Viewed Winners of Arts & Entertainment

  • Trina’s Starlite Lounge, 2015 Best Hipster Bar
  • MIT Mystery Hunt, 2015 Best Geek Gathering
  • Bantam Cider Company Tasting Room, 2015 Best Friend Date

Most Viewed Winners

  • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
  • Henrietta’s Table, 2015 Best Brunch
  • Ostra, 2014 Best Seafood Restaurant