Yeah, there's good food and all, but instead, we're drawn to Eastern Standard by the chance to get a great cocktail in an upscale yet fun environment. Selling points include its old-school, bistro-cool atmosphere in a high-ceilinged room and its professional mixology—happily pulled off sans pretension. The only downside is that the place can get loud and crowded before and after ballgames at Fenway Park, just around the corner. Nightlife historians among you may enjoy noting that you're drinking on the grave of the late, lamented punk rock club, The Rat.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 02:00 AM
- Type: Cocktail Bars
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Nearest Train: Kenmore
- Takeout Available: Yes