Bars & Clubs

Dream Living Room

2017 Winner: The Hawthorne

Photo Credit: Sam Gray


Many Boston cocktail bars compete to most accurately resemble a hipster’s idea of his great-grandfather’s favorite speakeasy. Not the Hawthorne. The husband-and-wife team at Sheffield Interiors created a space that feels more like a home’s salon than a saloon, with inviting arrangements of contemporary furnishings, mixed prints and smart accents. Add in gracious hospitality and delicious drinks like Under the Volcano—made with Del Maguey Chichicapa mezcal, Lustau East India sherry, Amaro Nonino and mole bitters—and we’re ready to move in.

The Hawthorne

500A Commonwealth Ave., Boston • (617) 532-9150