Best Outdoor Bars In Boston [2023]

The Bowery Bar

This Dorchester tavern has a great cocktail program and an even better patio. Take a seat outside this Lower Mills destination and order one of dozens of rotating drafts.

Alibi Bar and Lounge

Housed within the old Charles Street Jail and now the Liberty Hotel, this ultra-trendy bar is consistently one of the busiest patios in the city. 

The Anchor

Enjoy drinks, family-friendly games, and views of the expansive harbor at The Anchor, located in Charlestown's historic Navy Yard. This open-air beer garden is part of an existing yard.


In summer, Tia is the perfect destination for both tourists and city dwellers. Since the '80s, this waterfront bar and its patio have been packed with crowds waiting to see celebrities.

The Landing at Long Wharf

Open from spring to late autumn, this seasonal fully outdoor bar always attracts a great crowd thanks to its fantastic location on Long Wharf.

The Barking Crab

Patio season in Boston wouldn't be complete without enjoying a seaside seat at this iconic summer hangout located on the city's historic Fort Point Channel.


Charlie's Beer Garden is a favorite among the Harvard Square crowd, but Daedalus' rooftop patio offers a classy option for outdoor drinking.


If you're looking for an outdoor venue with a thoughtfully selected wine list, The Alcove is your place. Spectacular patio offers spectacular views of Boston Harbor and the Zakim Bridge.

Gray's Hall

Gray's Hall lets you stroll those southy sidewalks and order from one of the most painstakingly crafted wine lists in town. This East Broadway bar offers seating at several picnic tables.

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

Located on the historic harbor as part of the beautiful Boston Harbor Hotel, this Rowes Wharf location features a 25-foot outdoor bar.

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