Amazing cocktails, great atmosphere, fab outdoor (summertime) seating make this an excellent choice if you avoid the pre/post Fenway crowd. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
Boston's best cocktail bar without the attitude - ask Nicole behind the bar for an Old Cuban and thank me later. One more thing, if you're hungry the Baked Rigatoni is redonkulous.
If you're looking for late-night food in Boston, you can't do much better than the daily specials posted on the mirror behind the bar after midnight. Follow the restaurant on Twitter to see the specia
You gotta try their butterscotch bread pudding, yum!
Order many strange cocktails; have the head bartender compliment your drinking skills.
whiskey smash. awsomeness. also the scofflaw
Go to Eastern Standard. Sit at the bar and tell the bartender what you like. Drink whatever concoction they put in front of you. Repeat until you reach nirvana.
Eastern Standard did craft cocktails before craft cocktails were de rigueur. [Eater 38 Member]
The American brasserie offers classic European dishes and fun, retro cocktails. Just don't try to get a table on the night of a Sox game - the neighborhood is utter mayhem.
You won’t be able to figure out what’s in it without the cocktail waitress’ help, but try the Blueberry Thrill. . .or maybe one of the bubbly drinks will get you in the mood. #vday
One of the few places in this area of the city that's actually good seven nights a week!
Get everything on the cocktail menu, but especially the whiskey smash. No better cocktail bar in Boston. Period.
Go here and get a Sazerac, Whiskey Smash, or Manhattan from any of the bartenders.
"If you love it so much, why don't you marry it?!" they said. "I'm trying," I said.
It's no one's first thought in this wonderland of liquid delights, but the espresso is always perfect. Start with one to fortify your later fun. Drink!
Addictions: Blueberry thrill. Aviation. Old Cuban. Steak Tar Tare. Late Nite Bites Mirror Menu! <3 ESKD
Jackson Cannon presides over Eastern Standard's marble-topped bar (and the menu of 50-plus drinks) in Kenmore Square's Hotel Commonwealth.
The heated patio is the place to be on Patriots' Day for post-Fenway marathon fun. Enjoy!
This place is the bomb! Bone Marrow app....YUM!
The Metamorphosis Cocktail! Part Becherovka, lemon juice and honey it lives up to its description as transformative bitters. It's no longer listed on the menu, but gladly served if ordered by name.
Is it warm out? Order a glass of Commanderie de Peyrassol still rosé; incredibly refreshing and light, it's one of the best offered in the city. Drink!
Best cocktail in Boston? The Whiskey Smash! Get it—you won't be disappointed!
The Virgin Mary for Sunday brunch makes a good substitute (no liquor till noon!)
Great late night menu specials!
You *must* try the fig and goat cheese tart (dessert, but more like an appetizer) - amazing!
Go to Eastern Standard. Drink cocktails until the world makes sense.
The Schloss Gobelsburg is an Austrian sparkling wine blending Grüner, Riesling, and Pinot Noir; available by the glass. Drink.
Make sure to get a matchbox on your way out.
ES has the best shrimp cocktail in Boston, hands down!
the Blueberry cocktail is fantastic!
Eat Drink & Be Merry
Boston's most iconic bar. Amazingly gracious and informed staff, great cocktails, and your best option for food after midnight.
The staff is lovely. Beautiful atmosphere. Eat inside.
For snacks, the raw bar and the grilled cheese are boom-bangin. For delicious libations: Old Cuban, Metamorphosis, Blueberry Thrill, Jack Rose, Au Provence, oh hell-- ALL OF THEM
Try the Gin Flip, it will be the best drank you ever had...don't be scared of the egg whites!
Best late night selections; perfect for an post Red Sox game hang out!
order any Manhattan variant (pretty much any drink named for an area of NYC), these include: Greenpoint, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, etc. sublime drinks, all.
on a hot day, the Pimm's Cup is an excellent choice. if you enjoy that, move on to a Dartmouth Highball - it adds muddled mint and ginger, i believe.
Eastern Standard breathes new life in to classic cocktails, and is one of the leading mixology bars in New England. --Jon Taffer, Bar Rescue (Sundays 10/9c.)
One of our communications chairs hangs out here...a lot. If you ever have any questions or want to just stop by and say hi, you should!
Best bartenders in Boston. Period.
More drinks than you know what to do with. Most nights I go with steak frites + Old Cuban.
Amazing brunch. Great waitress, Elise.