Bars & Clubs

First-Date Destination

2016 Winner: Wink & Nod

Photo Credit: Eric Luciano



This sexy, animal print-accented subterranean speakeasy is lit low enough to encourage smoldering stares over the rim of a stiff Scotch cocktail. Yet thanks to a culinary incubator program that rotates hot chefs through its kitchen, it buzzes with energy that lends coveted first-date cool cred. (In August, Nepalese pop-up Gita replaces the outgoinge Greek concept Pelekasis.) That irresistible combo, like a well-executed wink and nod, may just—ahem, settle your score.

Wink & Nod

3 Appleton St., Boston • (617) 482-0117

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