• Welcome friends!

    We believe in the transformative power of conviviality and the idea that art, music and strong drink can lubricate our consciousness for new possibilities.


    Our endeavor is to be a part of the continuum of bar, saloon, and tavern as a hot bed of revolution, intellectual discourse and romantic pursuit.


    Welcome to The Hawthorne and to the time-honored rituals of communion, revelry and the strengthening of the bonds of family and friendship.



  • Cocktail Menu. Gladstone. Paloma. Mai Tai. Fino Swizzle. Merchant of Perth. Remember the Maine. Belle de Jour.

    "The Bookmark"

    Week of September 12th

  • Private Events

    The Hawthorne offers several unique spaces that are perfect for an intimate celebration as well as a corporate event. Working with our Private Events kitchen we offer a wide variety of food items, from passed hors d'oeuvres to housemade charcuterie. Our staff will also happily curate a custom beverage menu for your party from our extensive menu of signature cocktails, fine wine, and great beer. Please fill out the inquiry form below and our events staff will contact you within 48 hours.


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    The Stone Room

    The Stone Room provides the quintessential Hawthorne experience, and is able to be sequestered completely from the rest of the bar. Your party will have its own dedicated bar and bartender, right in the room. Everything from a few snacks to passed hors d'oeuvres can be ordered from our Private Events kitchen. The Stone Room is the ideal space for parties of 20 to 40 people.

    The Mezzanine

    A semi-private space situated near The Hawthorne's entrance, The Mezzanine overlooks the main bar area as well as The Patio. It is perfect for standing receptions of up to 20 guests with some comfortable seating. Food may be pre-ordered from our Private Events menu as well as from our regular food menu. Additionally, we are happy to curate a drink list catered to the occasion.

    The Den

    The Den is a cozy, semi-private space within the main bar area. It is perfect for small gatherings of up to 15 guests. Food may be pre-ordered from our Private Events menu as well as from our regular food menu. Additionally, we are happy to curate a drink list catered to the occasion.

    Full Buyout

    A full buyout of our space gives you unfettered access to our entire bar for up to 150 guests. Custom beverage menus, staff entirely dedicated to your party, and an expansive selection of food from our Private Events kitchen will make your gathering a unique and special occasion, whether a corporate reception, wedding, or milestone birthday.

  • Our Team

    Anna Schindelar Gaggiano

    Events Manager

    Jared Sadoian

    Bar Manager

    Jackson Cannon

    Owner / Bar Director

  • Press

    photo by Kristin Teig


    Jackson Cannon


    After graduating from Boston’s Berklee College of Music and beginning his career as a musician, Jackson Cannon realized his heart was in an entirely different place—he was more interested in the bars and restaurants he was performing at rather than playing bass...

    Boston's Best Bartender 2018

    The Improper Bostonian

    Jackson Cannon’s classy Kenmore Square speakeasy boasts an abundance of bartenders with the essential combination of technical chops and frictionless hospitality that characterizes the best craft cocktail bars. Saladino is a star among stars here, a blur of compact motion and economical energy who somehow manages to make each customer feel personally attended to and cared for. After nearly seven years in business, the Hawthorne is still the real deal, and Saladino is its paragon.

    40 Restaurant Stars on the Rise 2018

    FSR Magazine

    Rob Ficks steers the innovative cocktail menu at The Hawthorne, a nationally-recognized cocktail haven. He says he's taken his craft to a new level, getting to exercise his creativity through a medium that is very dynamic.

    photo by Brian Samuels

    St. Anne Cocktail

    The Food Lens

    This unlikely winter warmer proves spirit-forward with undeniable notes of chocolate and herbaceousness. Yet the gin keeps it light and delicate—a highly satisfying contradiction that ranks in Ficks’ flavor hall of fame.

    Best American Hotel Bar 2017

    Tales of the Cocktail

    Recognizing the American hotel bar that offers the best five-star service and consistently well-made drinks in a comfortable setting, ultimately upholding the tradition of the classic hotel bar.

    Boston Magazine

    Best of Boston 2019 Reader's Poll

    Boston Magazine

    You voted, and voted, and voted some more. Here are the results of our 2019 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll.

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    For any private event requests or reservations for more than 10 guests, please use the inquiry form above.