This “Best Little Restaurant” doesn’t have room for a bar. No biggie. Guests pick from curated combos of house liqueurs—like habanero-honey bourbon and ginger limoncello—presented alongside mixers and candy complements. Tableside DIY concoctions like grapefruit-infused mezcal with grapefruit soda and candied ginger pack flavors as robust as any full spirit list—and prove you don’t need square footage when you have a massive imagination.
BLR by Shojo
13A Hudson St., Boston • (617) 338-4988
2016 Winner: Parla
The North End is beloved for its quaint Old World charm and 100-plus restaurants, so the dearth of skilled bartending is possible to forgive...
- 230 Hanover St., Boston
- (617) 367-2824