Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drink made the new Conde Nast Traveler list of the 30 best bars in the world. The Kenmore Square bar/restaurant recently turned 10.
Conde Nast Traveler polled mixologists, bartenders and “professional drinkers” to find the top 30, from New York to Hong Kong.
Eastern Standard is part of the Hotel Commonwealth, but without any touristy, hotel-restaurant vibe. The long marble bar beckons locals looking for well-crafted cocktails designed with ingredients like house-made sour mix and a selection of bitters from all over the globe.
When talking to Conde Nast Traveler, Chris Himmel, described as “ owner of Boston restaurants like Post 390 and Grill 23 & Bar,” highlighted Eastern Standard's Remember the Maine cocktail. Here’s what he had to say:
“The bar team at Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drink views the drink process as a conversation. For example, they listen to what is happening around them and craft their beverage selection with a point of view in mind. Their specialty is creating distinctively classic cocktails utilizing house made vermouth, house infusions and bitters from around the world. The drink list at Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drink changes frequently with the seasons. But, my current favorite cocktail would have to be the 'Remember the Maine' which is made with rye whiskey, vermouth, cherry heering, and absinthe."
The full list of Conde Nast Traveler's Greatest Bars in the World is here.