A Shore Thing
Photo: Brian Samuels Photography
Can’t manage a tropical getaway this winter? Try the next-best thing by visiting one of the Hub’s newest hot spots, Shore Leave (11 William E. Mullins Way, 617-530-1775), a colorful tribute to the classic tiki bar. Created by the team behind the acclaimed Bar Mezzana and located right across the street from its sister restaurant, this South End oasis, tucked away just below street level, slings original libations—including its signature cocktail (pictured) made from rum, passionfruit, lime, bitters, molasses and Madeira wine—in whimsical mugs and glassware. The kitchen also amps up the island vibe with Asian- and Polynesian-inspired delicacies, from bao dumplings to scallion pancakes to whole roast duck.