The Bancroft, Burlington
Standout Qualities: The bar is spacious and stylish, and quirky enough to be fun but serious enough to focus on quality drinks and good service. What’s Unique: Wines usually never seen by the glass are on offer in 3-ounce or 6-ounce pours, thanks to the Bancroft’s Coravin needle-and-argon-gas system that allows them to serve rarities without actually opening the bottle. What’s New: An equally appealing sister location, Bancroft & Co., opened in late spring at the Northshore Mall.
15 Third Ave., Burlington, 781-221-2100, the-bancroft.com