Bars & Clubs

Wine Bar

2016 Winner: BISq


Inman Square’s BISq, kid sibling of beloved Somerville indie Bergamot, is an intimate charmer. The narrow room, with its dim-lit, teensy bar way in the back, begs for lingering over the kitchen’s housemade charcuterie, fine cheeses and small plates. Those dishes pair beautifully with an extraordinary program of 17 unusual wines by the glass. Hardcore oenophiles will also find endless fascination in BISq’s serious, often-pricey bottle list. It’s that rare bird: a neighborhood joint that celebrates the alchemical pleasures of fine wine plus good food without a whiff of pretension.


1071 Cambridge St., Cambridge • (617) 714-3693

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