Delicious food by
Best of Boston winners
and celebrity chefs
Island Creek Oyster Bar Boston
Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant
The Salty Pig
Select Oyster Bar
The Smoke Shop BBQ
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Refreshing Beverages and
One of a kind summer night
out alongside the winners
of Best of Boston
Boston magazine’s Best of Boston July issue is the most anticipated of the year! In conjunction with the issue, the legendary Best of Boston event was held at City Hall Plaza on July 18, 2019. This exclusive event brought together up to 1,500 of the city’s best, including Best of Boston winners, select media, local tastemakers, and celebrity chefs. The evening features live music, delicious food served by 20 past and current Best of Boston winners, and one of a kind experiences.
What should I bring to Best of Boston?
Your ticket can be reprinted through Eventbrite or displayed on your mobile device for scanning.
Guests enjoyed live musical entertainment by DJs J-Wall, Frank White and Ryan Brown with special guest Violinist Mei Ohara.
What happens if it rains?
City Hall Plaza is accessible by they MBTA, car, and bike/foot.
How can my company become a sponsor?
A portion of ticket sales was donated to local organization Emerald Necklace Conservancy.
What is the dress code?
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Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co.
The Table at Season to Taste
Terra at Eataly
Whaling in Oklahoma
Whole Heart Provisions
Yellow Door Taqueria
What is the refund policy?
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Special event rate parking will be available at the Government Center Garage at 125 Bowker Street. Click here to purchase in advance.
Is Best of Boston accessible to people with disabilities?
In the event the event is cancelled, ticket holders will be notified of cancellation and refund policy.
Can I buy a ticket at the door?
● Large bags/backpacks/totes (bags can be no larger than 12" x 12")
● Weapons of any kind
● Professional cameras and recording devices (no SLR/DSLR or cameras with detachable lenses)
● Illegal substances
● Laser pens and similar focused-light devices
● Cans, canteens, flasks (empty camelbacks and water bottles will be allowed)
● Bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles
● Musical instruments
● Any container of liquid
● Walkie Talkies
● Fake IDs – they will be confiscated and your wristband will be cut without refund.
SCENES FROM THE 2019 EVENT
Cocktail attire encouraged! We suggest women wear wedge heels or flats as the majority of the plaza is brick and can make walking with heels a challenge.
Thank you for joining us!
Custom cocktails, cold brews, and crisp wine were available at the event.
If your company would like to become an event sponsor, please email us with as much info as possible on your company, as well as your contact info, and a member of our team will be in touch shortly after.
Where should I park?
Best of Boston is a rain or shine event.
How do I get to City Hall Plaza?
You should bring your ticket (printed or on mobile device) and a valid driver’s license.
Music stylings from local artists
I lost my ticket, what do I do?
Citrus & Salt
Craigie on Main
FoMu Ice Cream
Fox & the Knife
Grill 23 & Bar
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Best of Boston tickets included complimentary mouthwatering dishes from Best of Boston winners and those previously featured in Boston magazine.
Tickets will not be available for purchase on-site.
The following items are prohibited:
The entire plaza has various ramps to access the main level where Best of Boston will be held. An ADA accessible restroom is also available.
What happens if the event is cancelled?
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We will extend a full ticket refund up until one week before the event or by 5pm on July 11. After that time, we will not issue any refunds.
Guests enjoyed culinary creations from the chefs of these restauraunts:
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