The Bancroft, BurlingtonStandout Qualities: The Bancroft has an extensive cocktail program, highlighted by house infusions and a list that revives classic cocktails with sometime unusual spirits to yield a delicious drink you can’t find elsewhere.
What’s Unique: A special barrel of locally made Privateer rum is selected each year by The Bancroft to anchor their rum offerings.
Insider Tip: The bartenders love it when customers are open to new and unusual ingredients and can craft an off-menu drink to suit.
15 Third Ave., Burlington, 781-221-2100, the-bancroft.com
Plum Island Beachcoma, NewburyWhat’s Unique: After drinks at this welcoming spot, walk on the beach just 50 yards away.
24 Plum Island Blvd., Newbury, 978-358-8218, pibeachcoma.com