The best lobster in Boston
While purists may think the best lobster in Boston is boiled and served with drawn butter (or dressed in mayo atop a toasted hot dog bun, as these best lobster rolls in Boston might suggest), others believe that this cherished New England shellfish should sit in the culinary spotlight in more creative ways. We've rounded up the best lobster dishes in Boston that place this prized ingredient on everything from pizza to tacos, mashed potatoes to ravioli. For a sampling of different takes on other regional fishy favorites, check out the best clam chowders in Boston or the best local oyster bars. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston
The best burgers in Boston
There’s certainly no shortage of burger options in Boston, but there are some meaty masterpieces out there that are just a cut above the rest. Some of these burgers are simply the classics done right, while others flaunt their inventive side, with elevated ingredients, unique toppings and creative flavors. In any case, we’ve prepared the ultimate guide to help you find the best, most mouth-wateringly delicious burgers in town, ranging from the budget-friendly to the pricey. Looking to get your hands on more local, hand-held specialties? Check out the best lobster rolls in Boston, the best sandwiches in Boston, and the best tacos in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston
The best cocktail bars in Boston
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. 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 brown stuff. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in Boston
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T&B Wood Fired, the new restaurant from husband-wife duo Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann, features wood-fired pizza and craft cocktails. Mixologist Aaron Rushinski mans the beverage menu, switching up the bar’s unique offerings on the reg. Current creations include Strawberry Fields (strawberry infused vodka, lavender, lemon, and watermelon seltzer) and a Hop-Tonic (cucumber infused gin, lemon, hop and honey syrup, and tonic water).