Despite what was portrayed in that hilarious episode of Cheers where Woody gets hooked on the Home Shopping Network, the Hub's bar scene is actually quite sophisticated these days. From Irish pubs and untz-untz clubs, to cocktail dens and Bavarian-style brew halls, local editor Dave Baldwin is here to help you navigate the murky waters-to-wine.
Best Local Hang: The Sevens on Charles Street. Just ask Thrillist Executive Editor Kevin Alexander, who met his future wife there despite being terribly average at darts. And satisfying women.
Best For Work: The best spot for work drinks (or after-work drinks, if you're being responsible) is the deck at the Barking Crab. Grab a pint & a basket of fried clams, and enjoy the sweet view of the city from across the Fort Point Channel.
Best Beer Bar: Allston's Sunset Grill & Tap has 112 taps, 380 beers, and approximately zero need for me to go on. Alt spots with also-overwhelming arrays of suds include Kendall's Meadhall, Bukowski's (Back Bay & Inman), and Fenway's Yard House.