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Editors’ Choice 

The Peddler’s Daughter, Haverhill

Standout Qualities: The warm welcome and tasty classic Irish fare, from beer-battered fish and chips served in newspaper to Guinness Beef Stew. Of course, the barkeep also pours a perfect pint of Guinness. 

What’s Unique: Weekly Geeks Who Drink trivia contest, with cash prizes.

Fun Fact: Chefs enjoy putting an Irish spin on items like quesadillas and nachos.

45 Wingate St., Haverhill, 978-372-9555,


Readers’ Choice 

The Port Tavern, Newburyport

What’s Unique: Drink N’ Draw on the last Thursday of the month, where anyone is invited to draw, pose, or just watch.

84 State St., Newburyport, 978-465-1006,