True Bostonians know that summer in the city means enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. With so many fantastic street level patios, it’s easy to get a warm weather fix while enjoying a fantastic meal or cocktails. Here are five restaurant/bar patios in Boston worth checking out this summer:
Eastern Standard Entrance
European Flair at Eastern Standard
Located in the heart of Kenmore Square, Eastern Standard’s patio offers patrons a small slice of Europe in Boston. Despite it’s location along busy Commonwealth Ave., the popular brasserie has cleverly designed their patio to minimize noise while offering guests chic tables for lounging and dining. To round out the posh patio experience, enjoy one of the restaurant’s famed classic cocktails and sample fresh seafood from the raw bar. 528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.
Divine Sandwiches at Parish Cafe
Patio or no patio, the mouthwatering sandwiches plucked from Boston’s top chefs are incentive enough to frequent Parish Cafe on Boylston Street in the Back Bay. In the summer months, their sizeable raised patio becomes a coveted, yet welcoming enclave for Bostonians looking to satisfy their Zuni Roll cravings. With the kitchen serving until 1:00 a.m. daily, it’s also a great venue for a casual date, or late night eats. 361 Boylston Street, Boston.
SoWa Chic at Stella Restaurant
Guilty about leaving fido home while indulging in delicious Italian food like Parmesan Arancini, Spicy Mussels, or Tagliatelle Bolognese? Stella’s streetside patio, or “terrazzino,” allows ample seating alongside Washington Street in the fashionable SoWa neighborhood, plus ample water and railing space for your pup. With the local dog park nearby, guests can venture over after playtime for a relaxing dinner, late night nibbles, or Sunday brunch. 1525 Washington Street, Boston.
Get Out of Jail Free at The Liberty Hotel
Visitors won’t require a “pass” from the famed Monolopy game to enjoy the Liberty Hotel’s happening outdoor patio. Just off Alibi on the hotel’s ground level, appropriately placed shrubbery separates an outdoor lounge sanctuary filled with cozy couches and tables away from bustling Cambridge Street. If rubbing elbows with stylish Bostonians is your scene, be sure to arrive early on the weekend, as this see-and-be-seen spot fills up fast and there’s nothing chic about waiting in line. 215 Charles Street, Boston.
Flirty Fun at Tia’s on the Waterfront
Single and ready to mingle? Make Tia’s on the Waterfront a regular fixture in your Thursday-Saturday evening adventures. With its proximity to the Financial District, Faneuil Hall and the North End, bumping into attractive locals on the L-shaped patio becomes part of the fun at this hotspot, which attracts area professionals during the work week and a larger sample of Bostonians over the weekend. 200 Atlantic Avenue, Boston.