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Davis Square Whiskey Bar Named One of America’s Best

Thrillist recently selected the top 21 whiskey bars in the country. Only one Massachusetts bar made the list.

The Saloon, 255 Elm St., Somerville's Davis Square. Photo credit: http://saloondavis.com/
The Saloon, 255 Elm St., Somerville's Davis Square. Photo credit: http://saloondavis.com/
By John Waller

The Saloon in Somerville’s Davis Square recently made Thrillist’s list of the best 21 whiskey bars in America.

The bars weren’t ranked but the Saloon was on top of the list for what it’s worth.

Here’s what Thrillist had to say:

“The scene: Plenty of bars try to emulate the Pre-Prohibition speakeasy vibe, but Saloon nails it: there's a semi-hidden stairwell and 17th century monastery doors you have to pass through to get to the bar, plus warm wood and leather-filled décor when you arrive. The 150+ whiskies don't disappoint either, including a BenRiach 2001 cask strength you can only find in MA. They're also pouring serious pre-Prohibition cocktails, including the bourbon, Benedictine, lemon, and lime-filled 'Friso Sour', aka Crabtree's face after Sherman destroyed him.

"What you're drinking: The Pass (Breckenridge Bourbon, Cynar, vermouth, tea pot bitters)”

The Saloon, the only Massachusetts bar on the list, is at 255 Elm St.

See Thrillist’s full list of America’s 21 best whiskey bars >>

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