Bars & Clubs

Hotel Bar

2016 Winner: Eastern Standard

Photo Credit: Adam Krauth



As Yoda was to Luke and Mr. Miyagi was to the Karate Kid, so has Jackson Cannon been an indispensible mentor to Boston’s collective beverage industry. Ever since he opened Eastern Standard at Hotel Commonwealth in 2005, the American brasserie’s bar program has earned national raves—including a win at 2015’s Tales of the Cocktail—while cultivating the city’s top young mixology talent under Cannon’s sensei-like guidance. Sorry, Citgo sign: This is Kenmore Square’s true landmark.

Eastern Standard

528 Comm. Ave., Boston • (617) 532-9100

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