If there’s one thing Bostonians knows how to do, it’s drink, and as the weather gets warmer, al fresco drinks make the local bar culture even more appealing. Whether it’s an exclusively outdoor spot or a laid-back seasonal patio, here are ten outdoor drinking establishments in Boston to put on your bucket list.
No summer in Boston would be complete without a visit to this seasonal waterfront bar. The Landing is Boston’s only fully outdoor patio bar and promises a laid-back atmosphere with killer harbor and skyline views. Drop by after a day of shopping or exploring downtown and treat yourself to a signature fishbowl or cocktail as you watch the boats go by. If you’re feeling hungry, The Landing’s lobster rolls are hard to beat.
No one does tater tots quite like Lower Depths. This Kenmore Square establishment is known for its vast craft beer selection and gourmet tots. Order a local brew and a plate of poutine tots as you relax on the cozy front patio. If you have room for more, be sure to order the pulled pork sliders or the fried chicken on rosemary focaccia (or another plate of tots – we won’t judge). Heads up – Lower Depths is cash only.
The Lower Depths Tap Room, 476 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 266 6662
Spectacular views more than make up for cocktail prices at this open-air café and bar. Just steps away from Faneuil Hall and the Boston Harbor, Tia’s is the perfect destination for afternoon drinks. Order one of Tia’s specialty frozen cocktails or a summer favorite – we recommend the ‘Frozen Miami Vice’ (half piña colada, half strawberry daiquiri) or the ‘Prosecco Pomegranate Fizz’ – and soak in the waterfront views.