Your guide to the top five spots in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood

Looking to uncover all that Roxbury has to offer? Get to know this Boston neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a liquor store to a charitable cafe.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Roxbury, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Bully Boy Distillers

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First up is distillery, cocktail bar and tour spot Bully Boy Distillers, situated at 44 Cedric St. (between Magazine and Langdon streets). With 4.5 stars out of 107 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Take a tour and then head to the tasting room to sample whiskey, vodka, rum, gin and more. The business operates Thursday through Saturday and also hosts public and private events.

2. Liquor Land

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Liquor Land, a spot to score beer, wine, spirits and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave. (between Magazine and Proctor streets), 4.5 stars out of 83 reviews.

Yelpers are buzzing about its wide selection of all things alcohol. You can also partake in regularly held tastings.

3. Top Mix Bar & Kitchen

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Top Mix Bar & Kitchen, a cocktail bar and New American spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 50 Yelp reviews. Head over to 257 Norfolk Ave. (between Burrell Street and Toland Court.) to see for yourself.

On the Caribbean-inspired menu, you'll find starters like Caribbean potato wedges topped with sofrito aioli, and golden plantain chips with fried cheese. Larger plates include beer-battered fish and chips, mofongo and white rice and beans.

4. Ideal Sub Shop

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Check out Ideal Sub Shop, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 48 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score sandwiches and more at 522 Dudley St. (between Burrell Street and North Avenue).

Yelpers applaud the freshness of the hot and cold sandwiches offered, all of which are served on French bread. The business is closed on Sunday.

5. Dudley Cafe

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Finally, there's Dudley Cafe, a local favorite with four stars out of 62 reviews. Stop by 15 Warren St. (between Pevear Place and Palmer Street) to hit up the cafe, breakfast and brunch spot, which offers sandwiches and more, next time you're in the neighborhood.

The business hosts a series of monthly events; its mission is to "provide the Roxbury family with wholesome food, in-house youth empowerment programs, a continued celebration of the arts, along with a creative space encouraging collaboration between locals and neighborhood organizations," according to its website. As for menu items, check out the Shanti Bowl with Spanish rice, chana masala and house-made pico de gallo.


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