With the help of the Eater 38 and the Eater Heatmap, it's a breeze to find out where to eat right now, whether it's a hot newcomer or an old neighborhood standby. Now it's just as easy to find out where to get a good, stiff drink in this town.
What better time than Cocktail Week to present the first ever Eater Boston Cocktail Heatmap, a guide to the hot bars and restaurant bars of the moment. Rather than feature the perennial favorites—we will assume the readership is already versed in Drink and Eastern Standard—this guide focuses on operations that have opened in the last year or so plus any that recently underwent a revamp. Happy drinking, and as always, feel free to write in with new suggestions.