Bars & Clubs

Hotel Bar

2015 Winner: Highball Lounge


No longer your grandparents’ lame, lamé-covered special-occasion joints, hotel bars have become some of Boston’s best spots to find top-shelf beverage programs and equally intoxicating vibes. Tucked inside Nine Zero Hotel, Highball has hints of hipster: rubber ducky drink garnishes, menus glimpsed through ’80s View-Finders, shelves filled with board games for guests and vinyl records for live DJs. It’s playful, not cloying, because the spot still makes its masterfully crafted cocktails the highest priority.

Highball Lounge

Nine Zero Hotel, 90 Tremont St., Boston • (617) 772-0202

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