Bars & Clubs

Patio Bar

2014 Winner: Sterling’s

The rat race always kept downtown Boston busy from 9 to 5. But thanks to a spate of exciting new openings, the area is getting foot traffic after office hours. And this spacious (no, huge) patio makes for perfect people watching. Inside, sleek woods and fancy light fixtures telegraph a handsome midcentury cocktail bar, but bring those ’tinis outside to take in fresh air and Sterling’s buzzing social scene.


60 State St., Boston • (617) 531-8200

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