Boston’s Best Places For Holiday Cocktails

Boston’s Best Places For Holiday Cocktails


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There’s no shortage of places to find a cocktail at any time of the year here in Boston, but during the holiday season, there are plenty of bars, restaurants and pubs that serve specialized, themed cocktails for customers who are seeking to match their drink choices with that special time of year.

The Hawthorne
Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9150

The Hawthorne is located inside of the Hotel Commonwealth over at Kenmore Station and is always a solid “go to” spot for a drink in Boston, no matter what the time of year. The holidays bring plenty of people into the hotel for visits, and The Hawthorne follows suit, serving up some of the best cocktails for the holiday season for the influx of folks staying in the hotel and walking by on their way through the crowded holiday foot traffic in Boston. Sweet or savory, tart or strong, a drink at The Hawthorne is virtually guaranteed to hit the spot.

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348 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 695-1806

Heading to the Fort Point district of South Boston, on Congress Street to be precise, we hit up Drink, a great Boston spot that has earned its reputation for one of the finest and most popular drink destinations amongst its passionate and devoted following of customers. Drink’s excellent staff of reputable, knowledgeable and friendly mixologists possess all of the skill and talent necessary to craft the perfect holiday cocktail to delight the palate of anyone who stops by with an idea of drinking the perfect holiday cocktail.

The Brahmin
33 Stanhope St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 723-3131

The Brahmin is located on Stanhope Street in the city’s Back Bay, and is the place to go for a fine drink menu, which also happens to be on the affordable side. The Brahmin heads up its location near Chambers Place by combining an equally great selection of small plate appetizers to go along with its delicious drink selection. Late nights at The Brahmin provide live music, DJs and dancing, turning more into a club atmosphere. This variety makes The Brahmin a recommended stop, for sure.

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60 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 531-8200

Sterling’s on State Street – over in the Financial District in between Congress Street and Kilby Street – is another affordable spot for holiday cocktails, particularly for the business set after work, or during lunch for a brief respite from the day. Sterling’s specializes in its al fresco lunch fare – think fish tacos and flatbreads. Yet its bar staff is a fully functional machine, willing and able to craft the perfect holiday cocktail for the discriminating palate, no matter what the time of year.

51 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-8500

Minibar Boston is the spot for those seeking a modern day take on a classic idea of drinks ‘n eats, thanks primarily to the decor, setting and atmosphere which surrounds the upscale feeling of this Huntington Avenue spot in the city’s Back Bay. Minibar specializes in great, friendly service, as well, an aspect which also applies to its smart and knowledgeable bar staff who is ready, willing and able to create the perfect holiday cocktail to fit the tasty bill on any given night.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at