Bars & Clubs

Hotel Bar

2017 Winner: Hojoko

Photo Credit: Diego Navarro


This kooky izakaya inside the rock ’n’ roll-themed Verb Hotel is the antithesis of all those unstylish lobby bars where sad traveling salesmen slump and get sauced. Here, cocktail-loving cool kids sip some of the city’s most interesting sake selections, including keg-based styles, amid colorful, kitschy decor seemingly designed for an anime avatar of Donna Reed. They lug tropics-evoking communal cocktails out to the pool. And they wash down midnight snacks of ramen with Japanese whisky. Ho, yes.


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

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