Pre-/Post-TD Garden

2017 Winner: Ward 8


Heading for the Garden and thirsting for cheap beer? You have plenty of plain-brown-wrapper taverns nearby to serve you. Holding tickets for the Bruins, the Celtics or a big-time music event, but favor craft cocktails? You’d better head to Nick Frattaroli’s stylish gastropub at the edge of the North End, where bar manager Mike Wyatt (ex-Eastern Standard) helms a sophisticated program that applies quality spirits, fresh juices, bitters and technical finesse to old-timey classics and vivid originals.

Ward 8

90 N. Washington St., Boston • (617) 823-4478

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