Boston's Best Outdoor Bars For Summer 2018

May 14, 2018

From hidden cozy patios in the South End to killer roof decks in Seaport, and everywhere in between, we've compiled a list of the hottest, liveliest, chillest and most fun places to sit back and enjoy some outdoor libations this spring/summer. 



Waterfront / Financial District 


The Landing

60 Long Wharf, Boston, MA

Status: Open! (Weather Dependent)

What to get: Fish Bowl or Bucket of Coronas

Who to expect: a melting pot - college, yo-pros, professionals and tourists








Photo courtesy of The Landing


Tia's Waterfront:

200 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA


Status: Open! 

What to get: Anything mixed - they have a strong pour

Who to expect: college, yo-pros



540 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA


Status: Open!

What to get: Rose Kennedy

Who to expect: yo-pros, professionals, families & couples



120 Kingston Street, Boston, MA


Status: Open!

What to get: Old Cuban (a mojito all grown up) or a Rum Punch

Who to expect: professionals, families & couples


Back Bay / South End 


Rooftop@Revere (Revere Hotel)

200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA


Status: Open at 4pm daily

What to get: Wicked White Sangria

Who to expect: yo-pros, professionals, large groups 









Photo courtesy of Rooftop@Revere Instagram




800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA (Indoors, across from Eataly)


Status: Open!

What to get: Whatever their $5 drink of the month is. In May, they have $5 Margaritas...say no more

Who to expect: yo-pros, couples and tourists



279 Newbury Street, Boston, MA


Status: Open! (Weather dependent)

What to get: Cafeteria Lemonade or one of their Large Format's (the bigger, the better)

Who to expect: college, yo-pros, couples and tourists


The Rooftop at The Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA


Status: Opening Friday, May 25th for the season

What to get: Not Your Mother's Lemonade or the RTP Margarita

Who to expect: yo-pros, professionals, large groups 







Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels



500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA


Status: Open!

What to get: Minuetto, Spartacus, or Rosa Picante

Who to expect: yo-pros, professionals, families, couples


Southie / Seaport  



40 West 3rd Street, South Boston, MA


Status: Open! 

What to get: Spicy Margarita or Berry Cooler

Who to expect: recent grads and yo-pros 







Photo courtesy of Caught In Southie


Legal Harborside:

270 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA


Status: Open!

What to get: Any (and all) of their pitchers 

Who to expect: yo-pros, professionals, couples


Lookout Rooftop & Bar at Envoy Hotel

70 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA


Status: Open! 

What to get: Painkiller, Brians Barrel Aged, Southie Riviera

Who to expect: yo-pros, professionals








Photo courtesy of Envoy Hotel


City Tap 

10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston, MA



What to get:  The Wolf & The Mule or Aloe Nice To Meet You

Who to expect: yo-pros, professionals









Photo courtesy of City Tap House




11 Dorchester Street, Boston, MA


Status: Open! 

What to get: Luchador, Mr. Pink or Jack Talk Thai 

Who to expect: yo-pros, couples


Charlestown Navy Yard


Pier 6

1 8th Street, Charlestown, MA 


Status: Open! 

What to get: For brunch, their Bloody Mary's are a must. Otherwise, go for a Mai Tai, Painkiller or The Reel Mule

Who to expect: yo-pros, professionals, couples







Photo courtesy of The Rooftop Guide

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