Best of Boston:

Karen and I were recently joined by Lauren Clark of on one of our favorite Ultimate Foodie podcasts to date. We’re headed to Boston for a tradeshow in 2 weeks and we wanted to know all about what the Boston bar scene was like and what the coolest places were to go for a relaxed beer or classic cocktail after any show festivities.

Lauren Clark is the publisher of, a guide to bars, bartenders and imbibing in Beantown. She is also a freelance drinks journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and the New York Times, among other publications. A former bartender and brewer, Lauren is a founding member of the Boston chapter of Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC).

We chatted with Lauren for about 25 minutes and got some great tips from her on her top picks for nightlife for Affiliate Summit attendees.


Lauren has a really cool point of view that matches up with me as she isn’t a fan of the fancy neo-martini’s and clubs with velvet ropes to keep people out. She loves bars with history, great service, experienced bar tenders who know their stuff and ambience. Some of her favorite picks are:

Near the Seaport Hotel:

Legal Seafoods Test Kitchen


Tamo Bar at Aura (on site at Seaport Hotel)

Les Zygomates

The Bar at Radius

Kingston Station

Beer Bars –

The Publick House

The Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square – oldest brew pub in Boston area.

Deep Ellum – tons of beers on tap along with some cool aged cask beers

Lauren’s Pick for best bar and best drink in Boston: The Pisco Sour at Eastern Standard

You can find the rest of her picks for the best bar’s in Boston at

If you have been to Boston or are from the Boston area and have your favorites, let’s hear them. Please feel free to comment below.