Where to celebrate your birthday if . . .
. . . You want classic cocktails
Try Deep Ellum
With more than 25 classic cocktails on the menu, you're not likely to go home thirsty. Owner and bar manager Max Toste says the drink menu — featuring twists on old favorites — is always changing. Choose from eight variations on a Manhattan or sample the bar's most popular cocktail, the Tommy Noble — it's a blend of gin, Pimm's Cup, lemon juice, and bitters.
477 Cambridge St., Allston. 617-787-2337, deepellum-boston.com