Contemporary art and views of Boston, this spot curates its wine list and creates cocktails based on famous masterworks. Patio includes fire pits and snack menu. Open Su-M 6:30 am-3 pm, Tu-Sa 6:30 am-11 pm. 40 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617.806.4122.
The hip hangout in Somerville has all the innovation and house-infused ingredients of a more pretentious locale but greats patrons with a relaxed-lounge vibe. And bar bites offer perfect compliments to curated cocktails. Open daily 4 pm-midnight. 7 Sanborn Court, Somerville, 617.718.0249.
Jackson Cannon directs this rendezvous that is a great place to lounge with a craft cocktail or small bites like fingerling potato skins and toasted curry popcorn. Bartenders create custom drinks based on patron desires, as well as age-old standards and original inventions. Open daily 5 pm-1 am. 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617.532.9150.
MIRACLE OF SCIENCE BAR & GRILL
Near MIT, this “geek-chic” watering hole caters to its brainy clientele with beaker-inspired bar ware and a huge periodic table of menu items that decorates the tiny space. A full bar offers great mixed libations, while the food is focused on things like kebabs, burgers and salads. Open daily 11-1 am. 321 Massachusetts Ave., 617.868.2866.
Where expatriates go to watch sports from their home countries, such as Premier League football (soccer) and Tri Nations rugby. Open M-W 11 am-1 am, Th-Sa 11 am-2 am, Su 10 am-1 am. 512 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.576.6260.