Hecate is the coolest new bar that has opened in Boston proper in the past few years. Owned and operated by the same team behind Krasi, this underground speakeasy feels as if it belongs in New York City, rather than Boston in the best way. As you enter, your eyes slowly adjust to the darkness and the bartenders, who are referred to as your “spirit guides” whip up the stylish drinks in the background as you wonder who else has managed to snag a table at the coolest spot in town.
The cocktail scene in Boston has taken off in recent years and is now flourishing with variety and flair at some of our city’s finest mixology hot spots. Whether you’re looking for a strong classic drink, a painstakingly crafted concoction, an internationally inspired libation or a playful boozy slushie, you won’t be disappointed at these best cocktail bar picks. Everything from speakeasies to pubs to trendy hot spots are on offer. Not in the mood for a mixed drink? No problem: You can still hit up one of Boston’s many dive bars, legendary Irish pubs, and lively sports bars for a laidback beer or heavy pour of the black stuff (this is Boston afterall, we do love Guinness).
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