WHY HERE: Chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch is well known for her food, but she also runs a mean bar program. Enter the elegant townhouse, and take a seat in the bar room. Stay for the six-course dinner, or order a la carte, but either way, make sure the bartender pairs a drink with your meal.
WHY NOW: The historic Beacon Hill restaurant has so much to offer, and whimsically named cocktails like the Flip the Room (bourbon, moscatel sherry and whole egg) is just one perk. If you really want to get into the booze game at this restaurant, consider booking one of the hands-on, Sunday afternoon cocktail classes.