DRINK­ING

Boston Common - - THE SOUCE: SCENE -

ALIBI

For a unique nightlife ex­pe­ri­ence, sit in and amongst the cells of the old “drunk tank” in what used to be the Charles Street Jail. 215 Charles St., 857-2411144; al­i­bi­boston.com

AVERY BAR

This in­ti­mate, mod­ern cock­tail lounge at the Ritz sports dra­matic dé­cor— wood-pan­eled walls, vin­tage light­ing, and an el­e­vated mar­ble fire­place. With the kitchen’s small bites, it’s the per­fect mid­day or post-theater gath­er­ing spot. 10 Avery St., 617-574-7100; ritz­carl­ton.com/boston

BRIS­TOL

Som­me­lier-cer­ti­fied servers Bi­ag­gio or Glenn can help you ex­plore the ex­ten­sive wine list at this Four Sea­sons hang­out with iconic views of the Pub­lic Gar­den, State House, and Back Bay. 200 Boyl­ston St., 617-351-2037; foursea­sons.com/boston

CITY BAR

This ca­sual neigh­bor­hood bar, at the Lenox Ho­tel, fea­tures craft cock­tails and kitchen clas­sics, such as steak frites.

IN­SIDER TIP: Ask for the se­cret cock­tail menu, which has been passed down since the ho­tel opened. 61 Ex­eter St., 617-933-4800; city­bar­boston.com

DRINK

En­tirely ded­i­cated to the craft of the cock­tail, the bar weaves through­out the room so you’re never with­out a place to set your drink. 348 Congress St., 617-695-1806; drink­fort­point.com

THE HAWTHORNE

A leader in Boston’s craft cock­tail move­ment, The Hawthorne fea­tures in­ti­mate spa­ces per­fect for ro­man­tic ren­dezvous. 500A Com­mon­wealth Ave., 617-532-9150; the­hawthornebar.com

LOUNGE AT THE GOD­FREY

This lounge of­fers clas­sic Ital­ian cock­tails and shared plates rem­i­nis­cent of the fare of­fered at ci­c­chetti bars across North­ern Italy, specif­i­cally Venice. 505 Wash­ing­ton St., 617-804-2000; god­frey­hotel­boston.com/lounge

MINIBAR

Soak up the drinks and nightlife—or re­lax on an al­fresco sofa with the bar’s sig­na­ture mini-burg­ers and fries. 51 Hunt­ing­ton Ave., 617-424-8500; mini­bar­boston.com

W LOUNGE

“Mixsquared” is the high­light of W Lounge’s nightlife scene. Ev­ery Thurs­day, Fri­day, and Satur­day night, ex­pe­ri­ence a mul­ti­sen­sory mu­sic-and­cock­tail ex­pe­ri­ence to a live DJ. 100 Stuart St., 617-310-6790; wboston.com/ w-lounge-boston

Ev­ery­one has a green thumb with the Boston Daisy, a lus­cious cock­tail made up of rum, lemon, lo­cal wild­flower honey, and pea ten­drils, thanks to OFF­SITE ca­ter­ing.

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