One of the best parts of living in Somerville is being able to order a top-notch cocktail at nearly every bar or restaurant (and often for less than top-dollar prices). While you can find a good drink in every corner of the city, these are some of our favorites from the places we return to again and again.
9 Sanborn Court
Model T: If you like Manhattans, you’ll love this.
Milk Punch: Sounds weird but is insanely delicious. Order it, you won’t be sorry.
118 Beacon St.
Irish Coffee: Topped with fresh-made whipped cream and hurried to your table so it doesn’t melt. Need we say more?
Latest Word: Like a Last Word, but made with Bols Genever. So good.
Casa B Restaurant
253 Washington St.
Sangria: Only one recommendation here and it’s not to be missed.
525 Medford St.
Bourbon Spoon: A playful twist on a typically very adult drink.
Grey Hound: This beverage incorporates one of my favorite spices, thyme, for a unique flavor profile.
150 Highland Ave.
Mai Tai Dragon: Dangerously delicious. Drink with care.
Highland Fling: One of my favorite drinks of all time. The perfect way to start what’s sure to be a great meal.
75 Union Square
Autumn Sweater: Cozy up to this cocktail on a chilly winter night.
Bee’s Knees: My go-to cocktail done perfectly.
Trina’s Starlite Lounge
3 Beacon St.
Carling Black Label: Not a cocktail, but not easy to find elsewhere, so it’s well worth ordering.
Shaddock: Refreshing and light, it pairs well with many of Trina’s meals.
Gin Martini: A classic done right.
Vegan Bailey’s Irish Cream: You won’t believe it’s not the real thing because it’s better.
What’s your favorite cocktail in Somerville?
P.S. Learn more about Boston’s craft cocktail movement in my story about the legendary Brother Cleve.
Cover image courtesy of Trina’s Starlite Lounge.