Brendan Behan Pub
Bostonians can argue for hours about the city's best Irish pub, but most agree that small, unfussy Behan's is in the top five. At the traditional, wood-paneled bar—where there are no televisions to distract from conversation—bartenders pull perfect pints of Guinness and chat amiably with regulars. On Saturday afternoons, Celtic musicians perform.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.