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A drink and bowl of food sit on a wooden table in front of a brick wall. The drink, served in a tall, thin glass with ice, is white-ish near the bottom and purple at the top, garnished with a sprig of rosemary. The bowl is full of a citrus salad with shrimp and betel leaves.
Pomelo salad and a butterfly pea flower spirit-free drink at Mahaniyom
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5 New Cocktail Destinations to Try Around Boston

Some of which offer drinks to-go

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Pomelo salad and a butterfly pea flower spirit-free drink at Mahaniyom
| Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Welcome to the updated Eater Boston Cocktail Heatmap, highlighting interesting new cocktail destinations in the Boston area. (Venues under a year old are eligible for consideration here, as well as older spots that have made recent, significant changes to their cocktail programs.)

Curious about previous entries on the Cocktail Heatmap? Check out the archive. Want to read more about Boston's cocktail scene? Head this way. Want dessert but also booze? Consult the boozy milkshake map.

Please note that a number of Boston-area restaurants have resumed dine-in service, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.

Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Lexington and Geppetto

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100 N First St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 945-1349
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Chef and owner Will Gilson’s new three restaurant compound at Cambridge Crossing is complete, and two of the three are offering cocktails to go. Get a Negroni from Geppetto, or a cocoa Manhattan from the Lexington, which is made with cocoa-infused bourbon. For now, Gilson’s restaurants are offering to-go cocktails served in impeccably designed flasks. Once it’s safe to gather in groups again, the Lexington’s rooftop bar is going to be one of the spots to drink in Greater Boston.

Geppetto and the Lexington are open for takeout and delivery.

2. Earnest Drinks/Gracie's Ice Cream

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399 Binney St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 631-9113
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Two words: boozy frappes. This is the new Kendall Square version of Gracie’s Ice Cream, and it includes a cafe, Earnest Drinks, with food (like “fancy” cheese and crackers, a muffuletta, and Kool-Aid pickles), ice cream, booze, and booze with ice cream, not to mention merch like fanny packs and lawn skeleton flamingos. There are pre-designed adult frappes like a pandan whiskey frappe and a mudslide-like “triple chocolate,” or design your own, if you dare, such as Twinkies ‘n jam ice cream blended with dark rum and Fritos. Well, maybe don’t order that particular combo. For those who don’t believe in mixing ice cream and cocktails, there are more traditional drinks, such as a strawberry caipirinha and an Old Fashioned.

Currently open for takeout — including the beer, wine, cocktails, and adult frappes — and outdoor dining. Validated garage parking available.

A pale orange frozen drink sits in a stemless glass with a red salt on the rim
Mango sorbet margarita spicy slushie at Earnest Drinks
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3. Mahaniyom

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236 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 487-5986
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Brookline Thai restaurant Mahaniyom is serving up dishes unlike any other Thai restaurant in town, not to mention creative cocktails, including a selection of Western classics with Thai twists by Chompon (Boong) Boonnak, a cocktail enthusiast and Shojo alum. Mahaniyom’s Sazerac, for example, uses a Thai tea-infused rye, while the gin and tonic is made with chrysanthemum-infused gin. Thai herbal spirit Eleven Tigers is also on the menu alone and in “bomb” form with Thailand’s Leo lager. After a few of those, watch your step in the dark bathroom, which is adorned with an eye-catching blacklight-responsive mural.

Mahaniyom is currently offering takeout, delivery, and indoor dining, and cocktails are available to go.

A drink and bowl of food sit on a wooden table in front of a brick wall. The drink, served in a tall, thin glass with ice, is white-ish near the bottom and purple at the top, garnished with a sprig of rosemary. The bowl is full of a citrus salad with shrimp and betel leaves.
Pomelo salad and a butterfly pea flower spirit-free drink at Mahaniyom
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

4. Pearl & Lime

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1440 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 302-2582
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Palmer Matthews and Devin Adams — alums of the celebrated Boston cocktail bar Drink — are behind Pearl & Lime, a new-ish addition to Quincy, so you know the cocktails are going to be good. The food menu plays around with street food from various Caribbean, Central American, and South American cuisines, and margaritas feature heavily on the drink menu, including the “Skullcrusher” (which is spicy), a strawberry option, and others. There’s also a mojito. Classic, summer-friendly stuff. Ignore the current weather.

Pearl & Lime is currently offering indoor dining (reserve here), and takeout and delivery.

A slushy white pina colada sits in a tall glass, garnished with an orange slice and pineapple fronds. It sits next to a decorative metallic pineapple on a wooden bar.
Pearl & Lime’s piña colada
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5. OFFSUIT.

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107 South St
Boston, MA 02111
(781) 855-6111
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Offsuit — the speakeasy inside French spot Troquet on South — used to be a private dining space, not to mention a resurrection of legendary hot dog cart Speed’s Hot Dogs. Guests should enter at 5 Utica St. The bar offers a mix of original cocktails — the “Smooth Caroline” features gin, raspberry, lime, and Lambrusco — and classic cocktails — Alaska, gin gimlet, dark and stormy — as well as wine by the glass, and its food is self-described as “globally inspired bar fare”. The menu features crispy pig’s ears, a pork chop sandwich, yakitori skewers, and a double burger.

There is no takeout or delivery, and service is based on a first come, first served basis. Offsuit cannot accommodate parties of more than four people. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. till 1 a.m.

A chartreuse cocktail with fresh herbs smashed at the bottom, surrounded by lit candles
A very pretty cocktail at Offsuit
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1. The Lexington and Geppetto

100 N First St, Cambridge, MA 02141

Chef and owner Will Gilson’s new three restaurant compound at Cambridge Crossing is complete, and two of the three are offering cocktails to go. Get a Negroni from Geppetto, or a cocoa Manhattan from the Lexington, which is made with cocoa-infused bourbon. For now, Gilson’s restaurants are offering to-go cocktails served in impeccably designed flasks. Once it’s safe to gather in groups again, the Lexington’s rooftop bar is going to be one of the spots to drink in Greater Boston.

Geppetto and the Lexington are open for takeout and delivery.

100 N First St
Cambridge, MA 02141

2. Earnest Drinks/Gracie's Ice Cream

399 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02141
A pale orange frozen drink sits in a stemless glass with a red salt on the rim
Mango sorbet margarita spicy slushie at Earnest Drinks
Earnest Drinks/Instagram

Two words: boozy frappes. This is the new Kendall Square version of Gracie’s Ice Cream, and it includes a cafe, Earnest Drinks, with food (like “fancy” cheese and crackers, a muffuletta, and Kool-Aid pickles), ice cream, booze, and booze with ice cream, not to mention merch like fanny packs and lawn skeleton flamingos. There are pre-designed adult frappes like a pandan whiskey frappe and a mudslide-like “triple chocolate,” or design your own, if you dare, such as Twinkies ‘n jam ice cream blended with dark rum and Fritos. Well, maybe don’t order that particular combo. For those who don’t believe in mixing ice cream and cocktails, there are more traditional drinks, such as a strawberry caipirinha and an Old Fashioned.

Currently open for takeout — including the beer, wine, cocktails, and adult frappes — and outdoor dining. Validated garage parking available.

399 Binney St
Cambridge, MA 02141

3. Mahaniyom

236 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445
A drink and bowl of food sit on a wooden table in front of a brick wall. The drink, served in a tall, thin glass with ice, is white-ish near the bottom and purple at the top, garnished with a sprig of rosemary. The bowl is full of a citrus salad with shrimp and betel leaves.
Pomelo salad and a butterfly pea flower spirit-free drink at Mahaniyom
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Brookline Thai restaurant Mahaniyom is serving up dishes unlike any other Thai restaurant in town, not to mention creative cocktails, including a selection of Western classics with Thai twists by Chompon (Boong) Boonnak, a cocktail enthusiast and Shojo alum. Mahaniyom’s Sazerac, for example, uses a Thai tea-infused rye, while the gin and tonic is made with chrysanthemum-infused gin. Thai herbal spirit Eleven Tigers is also on the menu alone and in “bomb” form with Thailand’s Leo lager. After a few of those, watch your step in the dark bathroom, which is adorned with an eye-catching blacklight-responsive mural.

Mahaniyom is currently offering takeout, delivery, and indoor dining, and cocktails are available to go.

236 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445

4. Pearl & Lime

1440 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169
A slushy white pina colada sits in a tall glass, garnished with an orange slice and pineapple fronds. It sits next to a decorative metallic pineapple on a wooden bar.
Pearl & Lime’s piña colada
Pearl & Lime/Instagram

Palmer Matthews and Devin Adams — alums of the celebrated Boston cocktail bar Drink — are behind Pearl & Lime, a new-ish addition to Quincy, so you know the cocktails are going to be good. The food menu plays around with street food from various Caribbean, Central American, and South American cuisines, and margaritas feature heavily on the drink menu, including the “Skullcrusher” (which is spicy), a strawberry option, and others. There’s also a mojito. Classic, summer-friendly stuff. Ignore the current weather.

Pearl & Lime is currently offering indoor dining (reserve here), and takeout and delivery.

1440 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169

5. OFFSUIT.

107 South St, Boston, MA 02111
A chartreuse cocktail with fresh herbs smashed at the bottom, surrounded by lit candles
A very pretty cocktail at Offsuit
Offsuit/Official Website

Offsuit — the speakeasy inside French spot Troquet on South — used to be a private dining space, not to mention a resurrection of legendary hot dog cart Speed’s Hot Dogs. Guests should enter at 5 Utica St. The bar offers a mix of original cocktails — the “Smooth Caroline” features gin, raspberry, lime, and Lambrusco — and classic cocktails — Alaska, gin gimlet, dark and stormy — as well as wine by the glass, and its food is self-described as “globally inspired bar fare”. The menu features crispy pig’s ears, a pork chop sandwich, yakitori skewers, and a double burger.

There is no takeout or delivery, and service is based on a first come, first served basis. Offsuit cannot accommodate parties of more than four people. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. till 1 a.m.

107 South St
Boston, MA 02111

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