Bars & Clubs

New Addition

2016 Winner: Hojoko

Photo Credit: Diego Navarro



The “Ho-Jo” wink in its name captures the playfulness of this captivatingly camp hangout inside the Cali rock-inspired Verb Hotel, once a humble Howard Johnson that housed a tired Tiki bar. Now, co-beverage managers Joe Cammarata and Daren Swisher pour adroitly mixed tropical tipples, stiff sippers (like the Budokan, made with mushroom absinthe) and large-format tank cocktails at a colorful and kitsch formica bar stocked with unique rice wines by sake guru Alyssa DiPasquale.


1271 Boylston St., Boston • (617) 670-0507

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