Best Hotel Bar in Boston

2015 Best Hotel Bar

The Hawthorne

Boston

For years now the Hawthorne, nestled inside the Hotel Commonwealth, has set the agenda when it comes to cocktails and ambiance. From the long main bar to the elegant, residence-style…Read More

2013 Best Hotel Bar

The Hawthorne

Boston

This swanky spot in the Hotel Commonwealth combines the comforts of a hotel bar—plush chaise lounges, velvet armchairs—with the top-notch libations and luxurious snacks of a craft-cocktail den. Unwind with…Read More

2012 Best Hotel Bar

Avery Bar

Boston

Perhaps because of its proximity to turndown service and plush robes, the luxury hotel bar is expected to be both swish and discreet. This formula is executed just so at…Read More

2011 Best Hotel Bar

The Oak Room

Boston

Some hotel bars are trendy watering holes with rooms upstairs; others are mediocre places for conventiongoers to pickle themselves. The Oak Bar is another species entirely: an escape that’s equal…Read More

2010 Best Hotel Bar

The W

Boston

The W Lounge strikes a balance that can please just about anyone. It’s hip but not exclusive, crowded but not cramped, loud but not obnoxious. Most important: It has a…Read More

2008 Best Hotel Bar

KO Prime

Boston

Gazillion-thread-count sheets aside, a hotel is really only as good as its bar. And chichi steakhouse KO Prime has admirably elevated the one at downtown’s Nine Zero Hotel over the…Read More

2006 Best Hotel Bar

City Bar, The Lenox

Boston

It has overcome the hotel bar stereotype—that of the elevator music-themed nightcap—and regularly packs in a crush of yuppies and guests. Dim lighting and Azure chef Robert Fathman’s specialty liquors…Read More

2005 Best Hotel Bar

Cuffs—An Irish Bar

Boston

Most Boston hotel bars are party playgrounds for visiting movers and shakers. But for those jaded by the jet set, there’s Cuffs at the Jurys Boston Hotel, where the scene…Read More

2005 Best Hotel Bar

Cuffs—An Irish Bar

Boston

Most Boston hotel bars are party playgrounds for visiting movers and shakers. But for those jaded by the jet set, there’s Cuffs at the Jurys Boston Hotel, where the scene…Read More

2004 Best Hotel Bar

Oak Bar

Boston

There could be a raging nor’easter outside, but inside this legend in the Fairmont Copley Plaza, it’s always 70 degrees, with the sun setting over the Indian Ocean and the…Read More

2003 Best Hotel Bar

Oak Bar

Boston

Given the weather, there’s seldom much call in New England for ceiling fans. Even so, the whirring hum beneath the Oak Bar’s carved mahogany ceiling adds a touch of airiness…Read More

2002 Best Hotel Bar

Bar 10

Boston

Enough with the stuffy, starched-napkin lounges that have for years dominated hotel cocktail scenes. The Westin Hotel’s Bar 10 is dedicated to taking it easy in style. At lunch and…Read More

2001 Best Hotel Bar

The Oak Bar, Fairmont Copley Plaza

Boston

The Oak Bar is, quite simply, everything a hotel bar should be: sexy, formal, and mysterious. It’s a place to wallow in grandeur, where, even if you live right down…Read More

1998 Best Hotel Bar

Ritz-Carlton Boston

Boston

Dark, woody, and intimate, the bar at the Ritz is exactly the sort of watering hole weary travelers and high-end drinkers demand. The martini menu is extensive and intriguing, and…Read More

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