Go for the music and stay for the wine. Or go for the wine and stay for the music. Either way, just go. With acts ranging from Arrested Development to Kat Edmonson, the intimate 200-person main venue often rocks, while the wine list in the Haymarket Lounge and dining room showcases more than 400 winemakers and includes 20 bottles produced in-house. There are also about a dozen sulfite-free wines available on tap, meaning your hangover might be a little easier to manage the next morning. You’ll just have to worry about those ringing ears from the music.
80 Beverly St., Boston • (617) 933-8047
2014 Winner: Hopsters Brew & Boards
If you dig the DIY beer-making movement but aren’t willing to turn your living room into a microbrewery, Hopsters offers a fairly brilliant solution...
- 292 Centre St., Newton
- (617) 916-0752
2015 Winner: Cafe ArtScience
The region’s Mr. Wizard of mixology, Todd Maul, plies the cocktail craft with greater creativity than ever at this new Kendall Square venture, brainchild of food innovator and Harvard engineer David Edwards…...
- 650 E. Kendall St., Cambridge
- (857) 999-2193
2016 Winner: Hojoko
The “Ho-Jo” wink in its name captures the playfulness of this captivatingly camp hangout inside the Cali rock-inspired Verb Hotel, once a humble Howard Johnson that housed a tired Tiki bar...
- 1271 Boylston St., Boston
- (617) 670-0507
2017 Winner: The Supper Club at Capo
With a checkered floor and wood paneling on one end, and a stage that hosts live music sets on the other end, there’s a vibe that’s one part grandma’s basement, one part...
- 443 W. Broadway, Boston
- (617) 993-8080