Food & Drink


2014 Winner: Katie Emmerson at the Hawthorne

“Sitting at Katie’s bar is one of life’s great joys,” says fellow bartender Tyler Wang of Audubon Boston, and we heartily concur. The willowy beauty who serves as bar manager of the Hawthorne not only stewards one of the best-regarded craft cocktail teams in the city, in one of its coolest spaces—an unmarked pair of rooms tucked under the Hotel Commonwealth’s lobby—but is herself a witty beacon of hospitality with dazzling technical chops behind the bar.

Katie Emmerson at the Hawthorne

Hotel Commonwealth, 500A Comm. Ave., Boston • (617) 532-9150

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