Bars & Clubs

Poolside Cocktails

2018 Winner: Hojoko

Photo Credit: Holly Rike


Inside the music-themed Verb Hotel, relax like a rock star around this kicky izakaya’s courtyard pool. The West Coast vibe is very “Hotel California,” but the Eastern-inspired cocktail menu takes things in a Tiki direction via communal punches (like the rum- and fruits-filled Royal Waioli), frozen libations (such as the Japanese Caucasian with vodka, coffee and condensed milk) and surprisingly refreshing bombs (including a tequila and pineapple shrub soda). Here, our favorite verb is “swig.”


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