In anticipation of our big reveal of the People’s Best New Bar, we’ve been chatting with some of the mixologists who inspire us most. When asked about what they drink off duty, the answer is often the same: a beer and a shot. Bars around the country are catching on, making it even easier to pick out your end-of-the-night combo with curated menu sections devoted to boilermakers (beer-and-shot combinations). Here, a few of our favorites.
1. Cutt the Schlitz! at the Kirkland Tap and Trotter, Somerville, MA: A shot of Cutty Sark whisky and a Schlitz beer. We are suckers for good (and bad) puns.
2. Beer Eye on the Straight Rye at Boilermaker, NYC: A shot of Sazerac rye whiskey and a Two Brothers Cain and Ebel Red Rye ale. More excellent pun execution. And the whole bar is named after the mighty beer-and-shot combination! Bonus: Groups of three or more can order the Bucket of Boilermakers (six shots of Buffalo Trace whiskey and a six-pack of Miller High Life).