1.6 min readBy Published On: June 25th, 2018Categories: Features2 Comments on Southie is the Best! Best of Boston Winners

We all know that Southie is filled with some of the best businesses around!  Just one of the perks of living where we do, well Boston Magazine and The Improper Bostonian have announced their Best of Winners and here’s how our neighborhood did!

From Boston Magazine:

Best Beer Program – Row 34

Best Pastry Chef – Brian Mercury, Oak + Rowan

Best Barbecue – The Smoke Shop

Best Brunch – Lincoln

Best Haircut – Dayna Gamba, Love and Mercy

Best Vintage – Recollective

Best Wedding Stationery – Fete Collection

Best Boxing Gym – Everybody Fights

Best Tile – Tile Showcase 

Best Wallpaper – Schumacher

For the “In the Neighborhood” Category:

For Seaport District:
Best Bar – Lookout at Envoy
Best Neighborhood Diversion – ShowPlace ICON Theater
Best Restaurant – Committee

For Southie:
Best Bar – Grand Ten
Best Neighborhood Diversion – Castle Island
Best Restaurant – Publico

Improper Bostonian:
Best Bagels – Better Bagels (Seaport)

Best Bread – Oak + Rowan (Fort Point)

Best Diner – My Diner

Best Seafood – Row 34 (Fort Point)

Best Dance Club – The Grand (Seaport)

Best Place to Drink Alone – ShowPlace ICON (Seaport)

Best Place to Feel Like a Kid – Lawn on D 

Best Rooftop Bar – Lookout at Envoy

Best Sidewalk Swagger – Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

Best Singles Scene—Under 30 – Lucky’s Lounge

Best Sports Bar – The Broadway

Summer Scene – Legal Harborside

Best Underground Bar – Drink (Fort Point)

Best Watering Hole for the Well-Heeled – Lola 42 (Seaport)

Best Winter Scene – The Lodge at Publico

Best Comedian – Will Noonan

Best Dynamic Duo – Jay Adams and Katie Demo of Brass Clothing

Best Men’s Clothing – Mr. Sid (Seaport)

Best Cycling Studio – The Handle Bar

Best Barbers – Seaport Barbers

Best Boxing Gym – Peter Welch’s Gym

Best Eyebrows – Sarra

Best Yoga Studio –  East Side Yoga and Fitness

Best Wedding Favor  – Noted Candles

Way to go! 

Image via Publico Instagram


  1. Not So New to The Hood June 26, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Publico as best restaurant? Ki Ki Ki

  2. Lizzie June 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    A friendly observation: the utility of articles like this would be vastly improved if the legitimate websites of the businesses were linked rather than Instagram. Pretty pictures aside, Instagram is quite useless for finding out any of the information you may want to know before visiting these places.

    Maybe I’m being lazy, or I’m bitter because my work network blocks all social media sites :), or maybe there’s a good reason I’m missing, but I’ve been thinking it for years about so many of the posts on this site so I’m betting others agree. All in all, I think you guys do a great job though! :)

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