Eastern Standard

American, Cocktail, Hotel Bar
$ $ $
528 Commonwealth Ave (at Kenmore Square)
Boston, MA 02215
7:00am - 2:00am
7:00am - 2:00am
7:00am - 2:00am
7:00am - 2:00am
7:00am - 2:00am
7:00am - 2:00am
7:00am - 2:00am

Regardless of how packed Eastern Standard gets, the service is always on point. Drinks are one of the stand out points of the meal for sure. Try the Jasmine  $10 (california origins,refreshingly bitter gin, cointreau, campari, fresh lemon) or Old Cuban $12 (evocative mix of rum, lime, mint & bubbles). As for bites, make sure to try the Butterscotch Bread Pudding or bone marrow. One of the most popular places in Boston, and understandably so.



  • Order many strange cocktails; have the head bartender compliment your drinking skills.
  • whiskey smash. awsomeness. also the scofflaw
  • "Stake out a place in the shade at Eastern Standard while sipping on one of their uber-creative cocktails.... comfortably chow down on items such as foie gras, herb risotto, and roasted beet salad."
  • You wont be able to figure out whats in it without the cocktail waitress help, but try the Blueberry Thrill. . .or maybe one of the bubbly drinks will get you in the mood. #vday
  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Sad that this place is no longer "The Rat," where the Pixies once played. But The Rat cocktail almost makes up for it. Almost.
  • Go here and get a Sazerac, Whiskey Smash, or Manhattan from any of the bartenders.
  • "If you love it so much, why don't you marry it?!" they said. "I'm trying," I said.
  • Amazing cocktails, great atmosphere, fab outdoor (summertime) seating make this an excellent choice if you avoid the pre/post Fenway crowd. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • When you're feeling like death, order the off-the-menu Corpse Reviver #4 from bartender Jackson Cannon w/ Rittenhouse rye, yellow chartreuse and Fernet Branca.
  • Boston's best cocktail bar without the attitude - ask Nicole behind the bar for an Old Cuban and thank me later. One more thing, if you're hungry the Baked Rigatoni is redonkulous.
  • The heated patio is the place to be on Patriots' Day for post-Fenway marathon fun. Enjoy!
  • Best cocktail in Boston? The Whiskey Smash! Get ityou won't be disappointed!
  • Eastern Standard's cocktails are always spot-on, try the Seelbach. The boisterous atmosphere is always welcoming and only enhanced by the awesome music selection.
  • Go to Eastern Standard. Drink cocktails until the world makes sense.
  • Eastern Standard did craft cocktails before craft cocktails were de rigueur. [Eater 38 Member]
  • This Kenmore Square stalwart is a lot of things to a lot of people. It excels on all fronts which is why we cant stay away for very long. Don't miss the steak frites.
  • If you're looking for late-night food in Boston, you can't do much better than the daily specials posted on the mirror behind the bar after midnight. Follow the restaurant on Twitter to see the specia
  • You gotta try their butterscotch bread pudding, yum!
  • Make sure to get a matchbox on your way out.
  • ES has the best shrimp cocktail in Boston, hands down!

Nearby places

4 Jersey St (btwn Lansdowne St & Van Ness St)
500 Commonwealth Ave (at Kenmore St)
15 Lansdowne St (btwn Brookline Ave. & Ipswich St.)