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October 2020: Well, these aren't normal times for the bar industry. In fact, most of Boston's local watering holes have never had it so tough, which is why it's worth celebrating the best of the best, so we suggest you raise a glass to best bars in The Hub. Due to Boston's ever-changing rules and restrictions, check ahead to make sure the bar of your choice is open.
Boston is no longer the no-frills, old-school drinking town it once was. More than just Irish pubs and dive bars, Boston now boasts innovative cocktail destinations, classy wine haunts, and popular beer bars. Whether you're looking for a perfect martini, cold pint of something familiar, mind-blowing cocktail with innovative ingredients, or celebratory glass of wine, there's a bar for you. Boston's top bars suit every mood too, from buzzy to cozy to divey. Go big or go small, celebratory or casual, at these drinking dens. Before or after, consider visiting one of the best restaurants in Boston.
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