Discreetly located within Boston’s Leather District, Offsuit operates under the motto of “no frills, no fuss”—and with no reservations. Take the backdoor entrance to this tiny, 20-seat bar, which is tucked inside Troquet on South’s French bistro, and you’ll find a homey nook serving classic cocktails and playing an extensive library of vinyls. Its sophisticated space is sprinkled with marble tables, antique lamps and bookcases, but the team members here definitely don't take themselves too seriously, with the presence of playful tchotchkes, the occasional novelty cocktail glass and ticketed events purely dedicated to Taylor Swift.
July 2021: With ample practice over the last year or so, a lot of us have become expert drinkers—and there’s no better place to show off our new top-shelf boozing skills than at one of Boston’s fabulous bars. It would seem that the age-old cliche that absence makes the heart grow fonder is actually pretty accurate, and now that our city’s bars are back open, we feel like they’re better than ever. So whether you're in dire need of a big night out with all of the beverage bells and whistles, or just a cheap beer in a neighborhood dive, check out this list of our city's most worthy watering holes.
Boston is no longer the bare-bones, old-school drinking town it once was. More than just Irish pubs and dive bars, our city now boasts innovative cocktail destinations, classy wine joints and craft beer emporiums. Whether you're looking for the driest martini, a cold pint of local lager, a creative cocktail or a glass of natural wine, there's a place for you. Boston also boasts bars sure to suit every mood—from buzzy to cozy to totally hip. So go big or go small, celebratory or casual at these drinking dens.
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