The new normal calls for outdoor dining and gorgeous city views all year round.
And we’re loving it! From Lookout’s stunning views of the Seaport to Felipe’s Taquería’s cozy rooftop with twinkling lights and scrumptious tacos, these awesome Boston rooftops have it all (including social distancing guidelines!).
We’ve put together a list of rooftops you ought to check out, and to make it easier for you to find them, we’ve even mapped them out in a neat little map you can find at the end of this article!
1. Coppersmith Boston, South End
This vintage-inspired rooftop in the South End is perfect for low key drinks with friends. The rooftop serves a bevy of craft beers and home-made cocktails out of an awesome vintage Airstream. Cocktails also include large format carafes ($30/60) of margaritas, “Red Citrus Sangria” (Montepulciano, Peach Liquor, Dark Rum, Cinnamon,
Lemonade, Orange Juice, Topped with Soda) and “Peach Blossom Sangria” (Sauvignon Blanc, Kettle One Peach & Orange Blossom Vodka, Orange Liqueur, Lemon, Lime,Topped with Soda). Coppersmith also offers a Bloody Mary bar to go ($95) including up to 15 different ingredients!
Find Coppersmith at 40 W 3rd St, South Boston.
2. Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Prudential Center
This lovely rooftop winter garden at Prudential serves some excellent craft cocktails including a Passion Fruit Moscow Mule with passion fruit, pineapple and tiki spice ($12.25). Pair it with one of their international comfort dishes and you’ve got yourself the recipe for a super chill night out with friends!
Find Earl’s at the Prudential Center on 800 Boylston St #107.
3. Felipe’s Taqueria, Harvard Square
Enjoy some of Boston’s best Mexican food at Felipe’s in Harvard Square and get your fill of tacos, quesadillas and churros paired with a refreshing glass of frozen margarita or horchata!
Note: Felipe’s rooftop doesn’t take reservations so you might have to wait in line for a bit!
Find Felipe’s at 21 Brattle St, Cambridge.
4. Legal Harborside, Seaport
This breezy waterfront enclave is perfect for cozying up with a glass of wine and watching the sunset over the city. On their menu, you’ll also find some excellent seafood sharable plates and sushi.
Find Legal Harborside at 270 Northern Ave.
5. Lookout At The Envoy, Seaport
Do you even live in Boston if you haven’t taken the designated sunset picture at Lookout? The Envoy’s rooftop bar is a total must on any Bostonian’s bucket list and it’s perfect for watching the sunset while sipping on your favorite cocktails.
Find Lookout Rooftop and Bar at 70 Sleeper St.
6. Pier 6, Charles Town
At Pier 6, you’ll be able to dig into a shrimp cocktail and some lobster rolls while watching the boats sail across the Boston Harbor. This serene waterfront enclave also offers some super interesting and enticing boozy concoctions including its “Percy Fawcett” ($15) with ocho blanco tequila, jalapeño infused, lemon, orange bitters, agave.
Find Pier 6 at 1 8th St, Charlestown.
7. Rooftop at Revere, Back Bay
This 16,000-square-foot rooftop is one of the largest ones in the city. Sip on one a “Boston Botanical Gardens” ($17)–with ketel one botanical peach & orange blossom vodka.
peach. simple syrup. rhubarb. soda–and bask in the stunning 360-degree views of Downton Boston.
Find it at 200 Stuart St.
8. RTP at the Colonnade Hotel, South End
The Colonnade Hotel’s home to Boston’s only rooftop pool but it also has a pretty cool bar with some pretty awesome views of the Pru and the reflecting pool across the street. Not to mention their totally awesome cocktails like their decadent frozen Mocha Mudslide ($16) with Absolut Vanilla, Kahlua, Bailey’s and espresso or their refreshing Absolute Crush ($15) with Absolut Mandarin, peach puree, and lime juice.
Note: This year RTP is open with reservation only, so make sure to book your spot before going!
Find RTP at 120 Huntington Ave.
9. The Sinclair, Harvard Square
This Harvard Square favorite serves excellent seasonal cocktails with a side of live performances. It’s perfect for a fun night out!
Find it at 52 Church St, Cambridge.
10. Yotel’s Deck 12, Seaport
Sip on some excellent craft cocktails while you take in the gorgeous skyline views of Downtown Boston. While you’re at it dig into one of Deck 12’s many creative bar bites like truffled parmesan popcorn ($7) and poke tuna taco bites ($16)!
[Featured image: @deck12boston, Instagram]