Cocktails at Eastern Standard
Eastern Standard528 Commonwealth Avenue
easternstandardboston.com 42°20'55"N 71°5'47"W
Bespectacled, vest-clad, pomade-slicked bar manager Jackson Cannon wrote the book on classic cocktails in Boston; he also probably letter-pressed, hand-stitched, and leather-bound it as well. Eastern Standard's drink menu reads like a restored artifact, straightforward and surreptitious in its thematics (Standards, Sparklers, Table-Sized, Tiki-isms, Mocktails, &c) and employing house-made infusions, syrups, bitters, elixirs. Of the many excellent cocktail geeks' options in Boston, Eastern Standard is worth a tipple—for the impressive cross-section of guests (it is in a hotel, after all), a perfectly graze-able brasserie menu, and a serious industry contingency (can you smell the Fernet?).
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Curator Christine Liu
Christine Liu careens around the city one darling bite at a time. Her writings on local food, drink and fashion have been published in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Budget Travel and DailyCandy Boston. A resident of Somerville, Christine is often seen indulging her penchant for small pleasures, like squirting sriracha on noodles, sipping negronis at midnight, and taking her MacBook for refreshing little walks.Say hey hey on twitter » @liuliuliu