7 Hotels With Bars You Need To Visit

Megan Johnson | February 02, 2018

Whether they're located in iconic buildings steeped in Boston history, or they've just hit the bustling scene, here's a roundup of Boston's best spots to grab a seat at the bar and enjoy a cocktail.

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The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection

Why it made the list

Summer nights are bustling at Lookout Rooftop + Bar, sitting atop the Envoy Hotel's prime Seaport location. When the temperature goes up, young professionals flock to the Lookout for post-work cocktails and mingling.

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Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Why it made the list

If you're as passionate about where you drink as what you're drinking, check out the lobby bar at the Park Plaza. A historic landmark in its own right, the Park Plaza completed a $100 million renovation in 2016. Bask in the sleek, art deco design, and don't miss the various remnants of the hotel's heritage, like the old-timey Cutler Mail Chute.

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Hotel Commonwealth

Why it made the list

You've got options galore at the Hotel Commonwealth, where The Hawthorne holds down court as one of the widely respected cocktail bars in the country. Seasoned experts will demonstrate the finest elements of the craft cocktail movement with their unique creations, while also offering a highly curated selection of cognacs, mezcals, whiskies and well-aged rums.

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Langham Hotel

Why it made the list

With towering 25-foot vaulted ceilings, BOND Restaurant & Lounge's name is inspired by the hotel's history as the former the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. If grandeur is your game, BOND provides plenty, thanks to plush lounge seating and opulent chandeliers.

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Liberty Hotel Boston

Why it made the list

Set in the old “drunk tank” of what was once the Charles Street Jail, Alibi Bar & Lounge is a fun and spirited hotspot to grab a drink or a light bite. Alibi plays on the crime theme with notorious celeb mug shots on the wall (everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lindsay Lohan) and has a spacious patio in the summertime.

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Fairmont Copley Plaza

Why it made the list

With a prime location in Copley Square, the sleek Oak Long Bar + Kitchen is a gilded beauty inside the iconic Fairmont Copley Plaza. Known for its merry-go-round bar until 1978, the venue has since been entirely overhauled, while still maintaining the glamour and nostalgia of the past. Keep it mind: it becomes quite a crowded scene at night.

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Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Why it made the list

While it's officially titled the Bristol Restaurant and Bar, "The Bristol" is the place to go if you're looking to spot big names in Boston. Everyone from Mick Jagger to Ariana Grande has snagged a seat in the relaxed yet refined spot, and their famous Bristol Burger brings hungry folks from far and wide.

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