Boston's Best Outdoor Bars For Summer 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 tourist

Photo courtesy of The Landing

Tia's Waterfront:

200 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

617-227-0828

Status: Open!

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

Who to expect: college, yo-pros

Trade

540 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

617-451-1234

Status: Open!

What to get: Rose Kennedy

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

Townsman

120 Kingston Street, Boston, MA

617-933-0750

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

855-673-8373

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

Earls

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

857-957-0949

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

Cafeteria

279 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

617-536-2233

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

617-424-7000

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

Rooftop at The Colonnade Hotel

Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels

Cinquecento

500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

617-338-9500

Status: Open!

What to get: Minuetto, Spartacus, or Rosa Picante

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

Southie / Seaport

Coppersmith

40 West 3rd Street, South Boston, MA

617-658-3452

Status: Open!

What to get: Spicy Margarita or Berry Cooler

Who to expect: recent grads and yo-pros

Coppersmith

Photo courtesy of Caught In Southie

Legal Harborside:

270 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

617-477-2900

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

617-338-3030

Status: Open!

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

Who to expect: yo-pros, professional

Envoy Rooftop Lookout

Photo courtesy of Envoy Hotel

City Tap

10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston, MA

617-904-2748

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

Who to expect: yo-pros, professional

City Tap House

Photo courtesy of City Tap House

Publico

11 Dorchester Street, Boston, MA

617-622-5700

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

617-337-0054

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, couple

Pier6

Photo courtesy of The Rooftop Guide


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