1. Next Door Speakeasy & Rawbar
For a supposed speakeasy, Next Door is doing a pretty poor job at staying on the down-low. The freshly opened East Boston cocktail lounge is commanding the type of competitive reservation-booking that’s rarely seen in Boston: at press time, Next Door is booked solid through June. Our advice: watch this space and jump on the next available Resy should you wish to experience an After Hours Espresso Martini with vanilla espresso whipped cream or a Lock & Key with pineapple-infused rum, Madeira, and coconut cream syrup.