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It’s patio season 🥂☀️ That’s right, time to clink glasses of rosé in the warm sunshine and bask in the few months of nice weather that Boston gets in a year.
Where: East Boston
Info: This 245-foot boat has been renovated into a floating oyster bar and warm weather hot spot in East Boston. Enjoy drinks, charcuterie boards, and spellbinding views of the Boston skyline from this unconventional patio. The Tall Ship will be back for another season. However, at this time, there's still no word on when it will be open.
Where: West End
Info: Alcove’s expansive patio overlooks Boston’s iconic Zakim bridge and sits just steps from TD Garden. Enjoy upscale New England cuisine and an award-winning wine list before heading to a game or a concert at the Garden.
Where: East Boston
Info: Reelhouses’s sun-splashed patio offers unparalleled views of the Boston skyline served with some of the city’s freshest seafood. They also just opened a new oyster bar in the Seaport! The restaurant also offers a free boat shuttle service to their sister location Pier 6 across the harbor in Charlestown.
4) Pier 6
Info: Enjoy panoramic views of the Boston skyline from this stylish patio in Charlestown. While you sample innovative seafood dishes, overlook the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned naval ship in the world. Pier 6 also offers a free shuttle to Reelhouse, their sister restaurant across the harbor.
Where: Back Bay
Info: Toast the (finally) summer weather at the chic outdoor wet bar on the Porto patio. Located in the heart of Back Bay, you can dine under the stars, and the carefully placed twinkle lights, on this sheltered and stylish space.
Where: Back Bay
Info: Experience the ambiance of an Aperol spritz-filled Italian garden in the shadows of Boston’s bustling Back Bay. Il Patio di Eataly is a sprawling outdoor foodie haven serving up classic Italian dishes in the heart of the city.
Info: After selecting food and beverages from some of Boston’s most exciting restaurants in Time Out Market, grab a seat on their spacious patio to lounge in the sun in the middle of the vibrant Fenway neighborhood. It’s also the best seat in the house for concerts held on the 401 Park Lawn.
8) Lawn on D
Where: South Boston
Info: Calling Lawn on D just a patio is perhaps doing it a disservice, but this adult playground boasting art installations, games, food, drinks, and live music is an ideal spot to soak up the sun over a cocktail this summer.
Where: North End
Info: True patios, that don’t involve bulky traffic barriers, are rare in the North End and Mare Oyster Bar has one of the best. Tucked off the beaten path of Hanover Street, this intimate patio has couches, firepits, and quiet for a romantic evening.
Info: Known for its innovative Japanese-fusion cuisine and craft cocktails, Hojoko also boasts poolside patio dining at the Verb Hotel in the warmer months. Designed with clean lines and retro colors, snacking by this pool transports you to the West Coast without the airfare.
Where: South End
Info: This breezy French patio dining setup will transport you straight to the streets of Paris. In between oysters and escargot you can order champagne from the adorable on-site drink truck.
Info: The dreamy back patio at this Mediterranean restaurant feels removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Surrounded by greenery and sipping a good wine, it’s the ultimate outdoor dining experience.
Info: After perusing the contemporary art exhibitions at the ICA, head to their wine and coffee pair to sip natural wines selected by sommelier Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel and Dear Annie. The outdoor patio overlooks the Boston Harbor and benefits from the sea breeze.
14) Bow Market
Info: Shop an array of local businesses, sample food options from empanadas to oysters, and sip craft cocktails under the stars in the Bow Market courtyard. Bring your furry friends along, too!
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