The bars weren’t ranked but the Saloon was on top of the list for what it’s worth.
Here’s what Thrillist had to say:
“The scene: Plenty of bars try to emulate the Pre-Prohibition speakeasy vibe, but Saloon nails it: there's a semi-hidden stairwell and 17th century monastery doors you have to pass through to get to the bar, plus warm wood and leather-filled décor when you arrive. The 150+ whiskies don't disappoint either, including a BenRiach 2001 cask strength you can only find in MA. They're also pouring serious pre-Prohibition cocktails, including the bourbon, Benedictine, lemon, and lime-filled 'Friso Sour', aka Crabtree's face after Sherman destroyed him.
"What you're drinking: The Pass (Breckenridge Bourbon, Cynar,
vermouth, tea pot bitters)”
The Saloon, the only Massachusetts bar on the list, is at 255 Elm St.