Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Esquire's Best Bars in America List Includes The Hawthorne, J.J. Foley's

A popular men's magazine has posted its top 25 picks for bars in the United States for 2014, and a couple of spots in Boston have been included--though not without some confusion.

According to the new slideshow/article, Esquire Magazine has picked The Hawthorne in Kenmore Square and J.J. Foley's in downtown Boston as two of the best bars in the country. The magazine recommended a Dutch Oven from the former and called the bar "Dark, cool, and elegant" and with "Impeccable cocktails," while it recommended a Guinness from the latter and said it was "a survivor from the bad old days" where "The bartenders are actually friendly and the regulars tolerant," and "it has no media strategy, marketing plan, or corporate mixologist."

As noted in a Boston Herald article, there is some confusion as to Esquire's picking J.J. Foley's, as the address shown is of the Kingston Street location in downtown Boston rather than the better-known location on Berkeley Street in the South End, but a Twitter post confirms that writer David Wondrich indeed meant to focus on the Kingston Street outlet.

For a complete list of the bars picked by Esquire, please go to the following link:

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Blogger Chris Debarge said...

I was in the Kingston Street location a few weeks back, first time in about 4 years. Jimmy greeted me as if it had only been 4 weeks, they really know how to run a place.

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