With a Twist: The Top 5 Martini Menus in Boston

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Martinis of all shapes and sizes have been back in vogue for over a decade now and show no sign of fading into the background.  And that’s part of what makes a martini so fun – it’s a bold statement. And no one really knows how strong or how fruity the concoction you are imbibing in is except you and the bartender. For fabulous ‘tinis, the options are plentiful in Boston.  Here are our thoughts on the top 5 spots for martinis in and around town.

1 Noir

From the classics to signature and seasonal varieties, Noir has you covered in the ultimate martini drinking environment.  Head here on a stormy night to really feel the cozy and sultry sense of Noir. A few sips and you may start believing you are in a film noir and every movement is camera worthy… particularly if you enjoying the “Satan Meets a Lady” martini.

Charles Hotel

One Bennett St.

Harvard Square




2 Drink

Alcohol is affectionately dubbed spirits for a reason.  The spirited concoctions at Drink take center stage with mixes as well thought out and prepared as the dishes at any of Barbara Lynch’s masterpiece locations. With every classic cocktail you are sure to experience a Drink-unique twist along with a history of the storied cocktail. So rarely can you widen your knowledge while relaxing your mind so tastily.

348 Congress St.

Fort Point




3 The Oak Bar

If you prefer a classic environment to frame your classic martini, The Oak Room is sure to fit the bill.  Old world charm with classic touches for an old boys style club make for a fitting space for closing a deal or relaxing with an expertly prepared martini in hand.

Fairmont Copley Plaza

138 St. James Ave.

Copley Plaza




4 Post 390

Taking the Orange line on the T may be as memorable, but will never be as tasty as an Orange Line martini at Post 390. Other favorites drawing on local appeal include the Boston Garden, The Cranberry Bog and Indian Summer. The eclectic martinis of favorite spirits mixed (or stirred or muddled) with unusually cordials and fresh ingredients make for a one of a kind luxury libation.

406 Stuart St.

Financial District




5 Vox Populi

No matter where my martini mind may wander, I always seem to return to Vox Populi for their deliciously creative martini options.  From the flirty dessert tasty martinis to the strong and silent style martinis, every drink is likely to have you pondering, as you near the end of the glass, if you have time for just one more.

755 Boylston St.

Back Bay




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