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SPONSORED: Where to Celebrate #NegroniWeek in Boston, June 1-7

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It takes a special cocktail to deserve a whole week of devotion, but the Negroni is just that. Since 2013 Campari and Imbibe magazine have teamed up to celebrate the 96-year-old aperitif composed of equal parts gin, red vermouth and Campari in an effort to raise money for charity.

This year, we're celebrating Negroni Week by giving one lucky winner the Ultimate Bar Kit with all the tools necessary to make the perfect Negroni and explore the larger world of mixology.

To assemble the Ultimate Bar Kit, we caught up with a few Negroni Week-participating bartenders from some of the top cocktail outposts around the US. To win, all you have to do is prove that you're on top of Negroni Week by tweeting @EaterBoston with the hashtag #NegroniWeek, between now and June 7.

Head this way to see what's in the kit, and peruse the map below to find out where you can partake in the festivities.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Backbar

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9 Sanborn Ct
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0249
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Tucked away down the alley on Sanborn Court, this hip, unmarked, speakeasy specializes in craft cocktails. Bartender and co-owner Sam Treadway has created an innovative drink list and small plates from chef Tse Wei Lim include house-made hot dogs (buns too!) and Spicy Caramel Popcorn available with or without bacon. #NegroniWeek proceeds will support Wine To Water.

2. Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

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1310 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 450-9000
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This modern and masculine pub located behind Fenway Park, features a fresh take on neighborhood fare. Chef Brian Reyelt’s menu showcases comfort items like fish and chips and BBQ pork tenderloin, as well as a raw bar and whole pig roasts for large groups. Bartender Joy Richard — who helped us pick out some items in our Ultimate Bar Kit for Negroni Week — has perfected the Negroni. Enjoy it during #NegroniWeek and support the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

3. Craigie on Main

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853 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-5511
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Acclaimed chef Tony Maws’ high-end Cambridge restaurant features a locally sourced menu that changes daily. Utilizing meticulously sourced New England ingredients, Maws’ dedication to sustainability and perfection has put this restaurant on the top of every list. Be sure to go for the Negroni during #NegroniWeek — proceeds will benefit the Boston Food Bank.

4. Highball Lounge

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90 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 772-0202
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Located at the Nine Zero Hotel in Downtown Crossing, this retro cocktail bar offers craft vintage drinks (ordered on a View-Finder menu), nightly DJs and board games galore. Ken Oringer collaborated on similarly playful menu, which offers tater top nachos and the Aloha Dog: a Hawaiian-inspired hot dog topped with bacon, pineapple, and teriyaki. Join them for a Negroni or two during #NegroniWeek to benefit One Brick.

Charity: One Brick

5. Silvertone

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69 Bromfield St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 338-7887
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Located below street level in the heart of the Downtown Crossing, this laid back bar has been serving classic cocktails and well-executed comfort food since 1997. Think steak tips, meatloaf, and mac and cheese. The bar’s relaxed vibe and friendly staff draws a busy after-work crowd and late night hipsters, and during #NegoniWeek, proceeds from the classic cocktail will go to On The Rise.

6. State Park

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One Kendall Sq. Bld. 300
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 848-4355
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From the team behind Hungry Mother, this kitschy, “Southern comfort” restaurant always delivers. James Beard Award-nominee chef Barry Maiden’s menu features hearty items like Nashville Hot Fried Chicken and Snappy’s Famous Pork Chop Sandwich and are coupled with pitchers of cocktails and a good selection of craft beers. Mix in pinball machines and some neon signs and you’ve got a seriously retro vibe happening. Drink here for #NegroniWeek and support the Silent Spring Institute.

7. The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

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425 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(857) 259-6585
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Using the same attention to detail and seasonality he brings to Craigie On Main, chef Tony Maws opened a cozy neighborhood restaurant where guests could relax. The menu features local and organic ingredients are dishes like Sirloin Tip Brochette with Grilled Avocado and Salsa Verde and Crispy Fried Pork Ribs with Cherry Cucumber Salad — each prepared in a homey, straightforward way. Like its sister restaurant, enjoy a Negroni during #NegoniWeek to support the Greater Boston Food Bank.

8. Vine Brook Tavern

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20 Waltham St
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 863-2012
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Located in historic downtown Lexington, this rustic restaurant features contemporary American fare. Chef Chris Frothingham’s farm-to-table menu is complemented by a wide selection of wines, micro-brews and cocktails, but this Negroni will reign supreme: order it for #NegroniWeek and a portion of the proceeds will go to MSPCA.

1. Backbar

9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA 02143
Tucked away down the alley on Sanborn Court, this hip, unmarked, speakeasy specializes in craft cocktails. Bartender and co-owner Sam Treadway has created an innovative drink list and small plates from chef Tse Wei Lim include house-made hot dogs (buns too!) and Spicy Caramel Popcorn available with or without bacon. #NegroniWeek proceeds will support Wine To Water.
9 Sanborn Ct
Somerville, MA 02143

2. Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

1310 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
This modern and masculine pub located behind Fenway Park, features a fresh take on neighborhood fare. Chef Brian Reyelt’s menu showcases comfort items like fish and chips and BBQ pork tenderloin, as well as a raw bar and whole pig roasts for large groups. Bartender Joy Richard — who helped us pick out some items in our Ultimate Bar Kit for Negroni Week — has perfected the Negroni. Enjoy it during #NegroniWeek and support the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
1310 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

3. Craigie on Main

853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Acclaimed chef Tony Maws’ high-end Cambridge restaurant features a locally sourced menu that changes daily. Utilizing meticulously sourced New England ingredients, Maws’ dedication to sustainability and perfection has put this restaurant on the top of every list. Be sure to go for the Negroni during #NegroniWeek — proceeds will benefit the Boston Food Bank.
853 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139

4. Highball Lounge

90 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108
Located at the Nine Zero Hotel in Downtown Crossing, this retro cocktail bar offers craft vintage drinks (ordered on a View-Finder menu), nightly DJs and board games galore. Ken Oringer collaborated on similarly playful menu, which offers tater top nachos and the Aloha Dog: a Hawaiian-inspired hot dog topped with bacon, pineapple, and teriyaki. Join them for a Negroni or two during #NegroniWeek to benefit One Brick.

Charity: One Brick

90 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02108

5. Silvertone

69 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108
Located below street level in the heart of the Downtown Crossing, this laid back bar has been serving classic cocktails and well-executed comfort food since 1997. Think steak tips, meatloaf, and mac and cheese. The bar’s relaxed vibe and friendly staff draws a busy after-work crowd and late night hipsters, and during #NegoniWeek, proceeds from the classic cocktail will go to On The Rise.
69 Bromfield St
Boston, MA 02108

6. State Park

One Kendall Sq. Bld. 300, Cambridge, MA 02139
From the team behind Hungry Mother, this kitschy, “Southern comfort” restaurant always delivers. James Beard Award-nominee chef Barry Maiden’s menu features hearty items like Nashville Hot Fried Chicken and Snappy’s Famous Pork Chop Sandwich and are coupled with pitchers of cocktails and a good selection of craft beers. Mix in pinball machines and some neon signs and you’ve got a seriously retro vibe happening. Drink here for #NegroniWeek and support the Silent Spring Institute.
One Kendall Sq. Bld. 300
Cambridge, MA 02139

7. The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

425 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143
Using the same attention to detail and seasonality he brings to Craigie On Main, chef Tony Maws opened a cozy neighborhood restaurant where guests could relax. The menu features local and organic ingredients are dishes like Sirloin Tip Brochette with Grilled Avocado and Salsa Verde and Crispy Fried Pork Ribs with Cherry Cucumber Salad — each prepared in a homey, straightforward way. Like its sister restaurant, enjoy a Negroni during #NegoniWeek to support the Greater Boston Food Bank.
425 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143

8. Vine Brook Tavern

20 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421
Located in historic downtown Lexington, this rustic restaurant features contemporary American fare. Chef Chris Frothingham’s farm-to-table menu is complemented by a wide selection of wines, micro-brews and cocktails, but this Negroni will reign supreme: order it for #NegroniWeek and a portion of the proceeds will go to MSPCA.
20 Waltham St
Lexington, MA 02421

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