Bars & Clubs

Neighborhoods: North End

2014 Winner: Ward 8

Photo Credit: Natasha Moustache


With a cozy restaurant scene drenched in red sauce and redder wine, the North End has plenty of places for couples to canoodle. Singles? You’ll find them gathering around the 30-seat white marble bar at this uncharacteristically (for the neighborhood) contemporary spot, where hotshot beverage director Mike Wyatt serves up a serious cocktail program. It includes the eponymous Ward 8, a whiskey cocktail born in 1898 at the late and venerable Boston institution Locke-Ober.

Ward 8

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

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