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Editors’ Choice 

Muse Paintbar, Lynnfield

Standout qualities: What a great way to spend a birthday, bachelorette party, or break from the usual drinks out. There are thousands of paintings to choose from, or commission something more personal. 

What’s unique: Muse donates 5 percent of profits to local causes and hosts painting fundraisers.

Fun fact: They will set the mood with fun music playlists, or you can bring your own. Cater your own event, or order from the restaurant.

1130 Market St., Lynnfield, 781-691-6300,


Readers’ Choice 

Wicked Art Bar, Beverly

Standout qualities: You too can paint with simple instructions and liquid muse in a glass at Wicked Art Bar. Beverly’s paint-and-sip studio has long been a North Shore favorite for painting your own masterpiece while snacking, sipping, and hanging out with friends. 

What’s unique: Offerings have expanded. Book a special private Terrarium Party and discover the secrets of making restful plants-in-a-bottle as personal home decor.

95 Rantoul St., Beverly, 978-998-4221,