Monday, Apr 24, 2023 9:00a -
Wednesday, Nov 01, 2023 11:00p

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Boston, MA

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Boston-area beer gardens are back. Sit outside with your friends and toast to patio season. We’ve rounded up the very best beer gardens open in Boston now, so you can enjoy the brew-tiful weather. 🍻

By Kenneal Patterson

1) Cisco Brewers Seaport Popup

Where: Seaport

When: Open now

What: Looking for a “slice of Nantucket”? Enjoy award-winning craft beer, live music, and a brand-new food menu (with a sushi bar and taco truck) at this great outdoor beer garden. 

2) Aeronaut Brewing Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Somerville

What: Aeronaut invites Bostonians to grab a brew and sit under the sun. The taproom and courtyard are open for beer and food seven days a week.

3) Trillium Greenway Pop-up Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Downtown

What: It’s finally back. One of Boston’s most beautiful beer gardens—right in the heart of the Rose Kennedy Greenway—is open for the season.

4) Trillium Fenway Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Fenway

What: Grab a delicious lunch at Time Out Market before spilling out onto the 401 Park lawn for an afternoon of amazing Trillium beers and good vibes.

5) The Anchor Boston in Charlestown Navy Yard

When: Open now

Where: Charlestown

What: Drinks, events, and entertainment. What more can you ask for? It’s more than just a beer garden, and it’s only 20 feet from one of Boston’s most spectacular waterfronts.

6) Outdoors @ Harpoon Beer Hall

When: Opening late May

Where: Seaport

What: Outdoors @ Harpoon will open right after the famous 2023 Harpoon Fest, so get hyped for the very best brews to kick off your summer.

7) Night Shift Everett Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Everett

What: Night Shift is all about community, which is why they’re inviting fellow Bostonians back to relax and unwind at their beautiful outdoor patio.

8) Cambridge Brewing Company Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Kendall Square

What: Est. in 1989, Cambridge Brewing Co. is the oldest brewpub in the greater Boston area serving fresh handcrafted beer and food made with local ingredients.

9) Bone Up Brewing Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Everett

What: Did someone say dog friendly? Bring your pooch to relax at Bone Up Brewing’s beer garden, which is open daily (weather permitting!)

10) Idle Hands Craft Ales Patio

When: Open now

Where: Malden

What: Take a day trip out of the city to explore this great Craft Ales Brewing Co., where you can try unique brews and enjoy the expansive patio.

11) Owl's Nest Beer Garden on the Esplanade

When: Opening May 10

Where: Back Bay

What: Take an evening stroll down the Esplanade before watching the sun set over the water with a cool drink in hand. The Owl’s Nest Beer Garden is reopening soon!

12) Owl's Nest Beer Garden at Herter Park

When: Opening May 11

Where: Lower Allston

What: Gather at Herter Park—one of Allston’s best hidden gems—and enjoy the beautiful river and Night Shift’s very best beers.

13) Turtle Swamp Brewing Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Jamaica Plain

What: Turtle Swamp is a local JP favorite for a reason. With tasty brews and a sunny beer garden, it might just be Boston’s best happy hour spot.

14) Faces Brewing Co. Beer Garden

When: Opening mid-May

Where: Malden 

What: We’re counting down the days until this beloved Malden spot reopens for the season. Beer is brewed on site, and it’s a must-try.

15) Widow Maker Brewing Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Braintree

What: With an amazing—and dog-friendly— patio, a night at Widow Maker is a night to remember. Plus, the Quincy Beer Garden at Kilroy Square is also opening soon!

16) Castle Island Brewing Company Beer Garden

When: Southie patio open now; Norwood Beer Garden opening early May

Where: South Boston

What: Welcome to the world of Castle Island beers. South Boston has just what you’re craving, a beautiful patio and some of Boston’s greatest brews.

17) Navigation Brewing Co. Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Lowell

What: You can’t miss an evening at Lowell’s biggest (and most happening) patio. Grab a bite at the food truck, a fresh brew, and say “cheers” to warm weather.

18) Distraction Brewing Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Roslindale

What: It’s the perfect distraction from a long and frustrating work week. Distraction Brewing’s Beer Garden is now open, weather permitting.

19) Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. Biergarten

When: Patios open now, Biergarten opening mid-May

Where: Waltham

What: Soon, the Mighty Squirrel Biergarten will open, but for now, you can enjoy the outdoor patios for that sweet spring breeze. 

20) Notch Brighton Biergarten at Charles River Speedway

When: Open now

Where: Brighton

What: Open year-round, this biergarten is next level. It’s 2,000 square feet and right smack dab in the middle of the Charles River Speedway!

21) Lamplighter CX Patio

When: Open now

Where: Cambridge Crossing

What: Soak in the sunshine at Lamplighter’s CX location, where outdoor patios are already open. Enjoy flavorful, delicious IPAs and sours at this famous brewing company.

22) Jack's Abby Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Framingham

What: This family-owned and operated spot has just the brews you’ve been looking for. Sneak out of work and grab a cold one—they won’t tell.

23) Adams Inn Gazebo Beer Garden

When: Open now

Where: Quincy

What: Enjoy waterfront sunsets and top-notch brews at this beautiful outdoor gazebo, which is officially open for the 2023 season!

24) Trillium Garden on the Common

When: Set to open on May 1

Where: Boston Common

What: Trillium Garden on the Common, located on Boston Common, is a unique performance space & beer garden created in partnership with Emerson College, featuring curated entertainment programming and a refreshing selection of locally produced beverages.

25) Aeronaut Allston Pop-up Beer Garden

When: Set to open May 18

Where: Allston

What: The only thing better than a great beer garden is when you combine it with live music. Jam out to the tunes of the summer, grab some local eats, and say cheers to a summer with Aeronaut!


Grab a cold one to kick off patio season. You have all summer to try out these amazing outdoor beer gardens!

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