The 10 Best Cocktail Bars in Massachusetts!

Long Island ice tea? Scottish whiskey sour? How about a margarita instead? There’s an art to preparing cocktails, and those who mix them often have a following. Check out these Massachusetts cocktail bars for the perfect beverage! 

1. Drink, Boston, MA

There’s no food on the menu at Drink. You’ll only find perfectly crafted cocktails. Honoring the classic prohibition era, you’ll enjoy the nightly cocktail parties here.

2. The Baldwin Bar, Woburn, MA

Located on the first floor of Woburn’s Baldwin Mansion, the Baldwin Bar is small, but leaves a big impression. Accommodating only 24 guests at once, the cocktail menu is impressive and the drinks even better.

3. Daddy Jones Bar, Somerville, MA

Serving up exceptional cocktails and Greek small plates, Daddy Jones Bar is the perfect place to get to know the regulars. The intimate bar makes everyone feel at home. You can take your cocktail outside to dine, too.

4. Backbar, Somerville, MA

Enjoy cocktail snacks with your drinks at Backbar. Hip, trendy, happening—you get the idea. If this is the kind of person you think you are—or want to be—stop in here for cocktails. The street art decor is impressive, too.

5. Lion’s Tail, Boston, MA

Trendy and urban, Lion’s Tail likes to classify itself as a “cocktail den,” and its list of drinks is impressive. The bar food is different—in a very good way. Try something unique with your cocktails.

6. Harbor Lounge, Provincetown, MA

Featuring its own pier stretching out into the water, Harbor Lounge is the perfect place to watch the waves and enjoy a cocktail or two. Famous for its sunset drinks, the atmosphere is laid back and beachy.

7. Highball Lounge, Boston, MA

You’ll love the sense of nostalgia at Highball Lounge. But don’t worry, all their cocktails are up to date. Check out the retro toys and games and be sure to stay long enough to indulge in some of their traditional bar plates. The chef has lots of experience in high end restaurants, so the food is truly good.

8. Shipwreck Lounge, Provincetown, MA

Enjoy cocktails out back around the fire pit, or inside if you’d prefer—at Shipwreck Lounge. You’ll love the party experience outside and the socializing inside. The classic maritime feel is present throughout.

9. Bistro Zinc, Lenox, MA

With the bistro serving up an incredible menu in a classic atmosphere, Bistro Zinc is tops on the local bar scene, too. You’ll find regulars and guests alike, and lots of great cocktails and bar bites.

10. Thirsty Whale, Newburyport, MA

There’s just something about Newburyport that draws visitors, and the Thirsty Whale is no different. Casual and comfortable, the food is great and the drinks are creative. They even have a menu of seasonal favorites.

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