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Food & dining

Drinks Special

Family tree of cocktail creationists

A family tree of the bartenders who began the craft drink movement, beginning at the B-Side, Eastern Standard, No. 9 Park, and Silvertone, and ending at the bar where you sip today

Trying to pinpoint the exact moment when the genesis of a trend took root can be difficult.

But it’s pretty safe to say that Boston began its evolution into one of the most exciting cocktail-focused cities in the country in 1998, when a handful of our most innovative bartenders teamed up at the long-lost, and dearly missed B-Side Lounge in Cambridge. Taking cues from legendary bar-man Brother Cleve, B-Side owner Patrick Sullivan and his dream team kicked off a movement that still affects the way everyone drinks anywhere in Boston.

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