Food & Drink


2017 Winner: Gwen Hagerty at Bar Mezzana

Photo Credit: Holly Rike


At Colin and Heather Lynch’s acclaimed coastal Italian restaurant, justly lauded for fabulous seafood and pastas, Ryan Lotz oversees the South End’s best bar program. Each of his bartenders has the right stuff: superb mixology, wine and food service skills. But to this Hagerty adds unparalleled cheer and a megawatt smile that could make the weariest office drone forget a miserable workday. In Boston’s firmament of bartending stars, Hagerty is the sunniest of suns.

Bar Mezzana

360 Harrison Ave., Boston • (617) 530-1770

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