Boston’s Best Bars That Opened In 2015

December 31, 2015 6:00 AM

The end of 2015 is only the beginning for these new cafes and meeting places within the Boston area. The year 2015’s newly established bars and eateries of Boston each, share a specialty or a unique idea with the residents and visitors of New England. Enjoy that little extra something this year and in years to come at these fine establishments.

(Photo Credit: MAST')

(Photo Credit: MAST’)

45 Province St.
Boston, MA
(617) 936-3800

MAST’ Restaurant & Drinkery celebrated its one year anniversary earlier in December, 2015. This downtown Italian trattoria specializes in wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza, Southern Italy & European cuisine topping off its superb menu with exquisitely crafted cocktails, beer and bottle keep service. Trattorias are classically known as casual, home style ristorantes with an emphasis placed on the clientele, not on exorbitant prices. MAST’ fits exquisitely into the downtown Beacon Hill neighborhoods. Perfection in the art of service with confident endearing wait staff and an impressive menu of gourmet hand crafted cuisine from start to Tiramisu.  An additional luxury that makes MAST’ unique is the privilege card with private key accessed bottle-keep lockers, reserving a favorite wine or after hour cocktail for your guests any time of year.

(Photo Credit: Loyal Nine)

(Photo Credit: Loyal Nine)

Loyal Nine
660 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 945-2576

Loyal Nine’s menu reflects the best available in Boston with particular attention to detail. Brunch begins with heaping dishes of breakfast items, a variety of brunch cocktails and, of course, coffee. What makes Loyal Nine special in newly opened restaurants this year is the family & friends shared menu. Shared dinner is a menu tasting that runs the gambit of what Loyal Nine has to offer, changing daily. Tuesday features barrel coffee tasting and parfaits were featured earlier this month, making Loyal Nine cafe the one to watch for a unique dining experience each day of the week.

120 Kingston St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 993-0750

Rose Kennedy Greenway has been the place to be in 2015. The aerial art exhibition of Janet Echleman is  featured overhead from May – October, and this year it debuted Townsman, a brassiere inspired restaurant with a menu specific to Boston’s very own Northeastern region. Chefs Matt and Kate Jennings specialize in seasonal dishes with pristine ingredients native to the area, coupled with hardy hors d’oeuvres, crudos, cured hams and beverages. Adding to the panache is the eve-present hometown atmosphere and heaping portions from the deep blue sea, making this eatery worth the visit. Cocktails come mixed, drafted and packaged.

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Menton Gold Bar
354 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 737-0099

Glamour and style, a bit of the bubbly, elegant bling bling and an atmosphere with high culture is what most patrons will come to expect and value at Menton’s newest Gold Bar overlooking Congress Street. This is the newest in style and elegance for those looking for a destination that outshines the rest. Inspired wines, expertly crafted cocktails and an intimate, if not private, affair awaits. Choices of fare are arranged by a la carte to the exquisite tasting menu. Menton focuses on collections of exceptionally crafted wines and menus. In addition, Menton opens its kitchen to the public this January in a series of Stir inspired cooking demonstration dinners.

(Photo Credit: Ames Street Deli)

(Photo Credit: Ames Street Deli)

Ames St. Deli
73 Ames St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 374-0701

Ames St. Deli is another fun neighborhood cafe, masking itself as a deli during the day with old fashioned eats only the best delis of Boston remember. As the evening slouches into its winter overcoat, Ames St. Deli brings in the barkeeps. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner/bar in a cozy all set to great music with friendly companions and helpful servers. What a wonderful spot, and a delightful new deli for 2015. Ordering online is another option, as well as the catering that is now offered.

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