Bars & Clubs

Neighborhoods: Newton

2014 Winner: Sycamore

Masterful bar manager Scott Shoer has spent nearly 20 years in the field, opening hot spots like Excelsior. By comparison, Sycamore is sedate and suburban, but armed with all of the same intoxicating expertise. For non-locals, it’s worth the jaunt to discover impeccably balanced cocktails made with fresh, seasonal ingredients: the bloody-inspired Ghost of Mary with spicy tomato water and house dilly bean, or the Grey Lady with Berkshires-distilled gin, tarragon-infused Cocchi Americano and rhubarb syrup.


755 Beacon St., Newton • (617) 244-4445

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