Next Door Speakeasy & Raw Bar
The Castaways, a punch bowl at Next Door.
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater Boston
East Boston’s hidden cocktail bar, Next Door — Pazza on Porter’s sibling spot and neighbor — is an excellent choice for dramatically presented cocktails and a seafood-focused menu of shellfish towers, caviar, crudo, and more. Work your way through drinks that are visually appealing but also expertly made — the smoke bubble toppings, flames, and such aren’t just gimmicks. Try the “Lock and Key,” a take on a pina colada made with clarified milk.