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The 5 best cocktail bars in Boston

The 5 best cocktail bars in Boston
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar | Photo: Tiffany L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 16, 2019.

Wondering where to find the best cocktail bars near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top cocktail bars in Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Saltie Girl

  PHOTO: Ouk l./YELP  

Topping the list is Saltie Girl. Located at 281 Dartmouth St. (between Commonwealth Avenue and Newbury Street) in Back Bay, the wine bar and cocktail bar, which offers seafood and more, is the highest-rated cocktail bar in Boston, boasting 4.5 stars out of 849 reviews on Yelp.

2. Atlantic Fish Co.

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Next up is Back Bay's Atlantic Fish Co., situated at 761 Boylston St. (between Fairfield and Exeter streets). With four stars out of 2,434 reviews on Yelp, the cocktail bar and live/raw food spot, serving seafood and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar 

Photo: tanima m./Yelp

Back Bay's Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, located at 271 Dartmouth St. (between Boylston and Newbury streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the lounge, cocktail bar and Mexican spot four stars out of 2,033 reviews.

4. Toro

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Toro, a tapas bar, cocktail bar and Spanish spot in South End, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 2,049 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1704 Washington St. (between Worcester Square and Springfield Street) to see for yourself.

5. Gaslight

Photo: gaslight/Yelp

Finally, over in South End, check out Gaslight, which has earned four stars out of 1,970 reviews on Yelp. You can find the cocktail bar and French and New American spot at 560 Harrison Ave. (between Union Park and Waltham streets).


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