1606 Bar at the Beauport Hotel, Gloucester
Standout Features: Glass walls afford gorgeous views of Gloucester Harbor and the sophisticated lobby, while the bar’s giant oval shape manages to be both convivial and elegant all at once.
What’s unique: A fire pit on the outdoor deck, surrounded by rocking chairs. Because 1606 is housed in a luxury hotel, staff may offer some touches seldom seen at outdoor drinking spots—like cozy throws to borrow if the ocean breezes turn chilly. The Birdseye Rooftop Bar is open to hotel guests only, so it feels like a private club.
Insider tip: Seeking a cozy, romantic drink? Stop in after 8 p.m., when the early evening crowd fades away.
55 Commercial St., Gloucester, 978-282-0008 (x5 for 1606 bar), beauporthotel.com
1606 Bar Beauport Hotel, Gloucester