4. The Yard House
When The Yard House opened earlier this year, we could tell it was a good omen. Of course, 140-plus beers on tap and a couple dozen 50-inch LCDs were kind of a dead giveaway. The house brews are crafted at Firestone Brewery in California and the menu is no joke with killer burgers, miso-glazed sea bass, pan-seared ahi tuna, and a nice selection of street tacos (Korean beef short rib tops the list).
126 Brookline Ave., Fenway (617-236-4083)