Bars & Clubs

Neighborhoods: Downtown Crossing

2015 Winner: Stoddard’s

This gastropub’s handsome wooden bar is big: The hand-carved UK import stretches 30 feet. Its craft beer selection is quality: There are more than 100 varieties between taps, cans and casks. (Plus a stacked selection of cocktails and brown liquors.) Its history runs deep: Brick walls bearing framed brassieres nod to the 1868 building’s past life as a corset shop. And its crowds get thick: This is where pre-club crowds start the party right with booze and burgers. 


48 Temple Place, Boston • (617) 426-0048

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