The King of Cocktails defends its throne as State Street Eating House celebrates another year with the title thanks to continued praise for its varied selection and the local-famous Blackberry Bramble. Selva Grill serves up a stiff drink and jumps into the rankings as runner-up this year, followed with Social Eatery and Bar returning at second runner-up. Jack Dusty muscles its way onto the list, tying with Pangea for third runner-up.—PL

Robyn Spit (on State Street Eating House): I have just as much fun watching them create these cocktails as I do drinking them! The Bramble is my favorite. Barbara Kaminsky-Stern (on Social Eatery & Bar): In one word: Yummy! Social has the best cocktails. Every time I go, I have to try something new. They taste like candy.