Bars & Clubs

Worth the Trek

2017 Winner: The Baldwin Bar

Photo Credit: Raul Zelaya


Self-taught cocktail wunderkind Ran Duan holds court in the same stately, crumbling Colonial manor that houses his family’s excellent traditional Sichuan restaurant, Sichuan Garden II. In addition to the mahogany-paneled, antique-stuffed Baldwin Bar, there’s the newer, handsomely library-themed Baldwin & Sons Trading Co. upstairs. Both are splendid settings for Duan’s exactingly sourced, historically inspired, gorgeously presented creations. Gather friends, make reservations, hire a driver and head to unlikely Woburn for Greater Boston’s most original, time-tripping tippling experience.

The Baldwin Bar

2 Alfred St., Woburn • (781) 935-8488