Boston’s Best Outdoor Bars

Summer nights mean hitting the best outdoor bars in Boston.

The best summer nights in the city are spent with good company, a good view, and a cold drink in hand, right? So yes, this means exactly what you think it does: it’s time to hit the best outdoor bars in Boston.

When in America’s birthplace, you’ve got countless spots to choose from: whether you’re looking for a classy courtyard bar, or a new upbeat joint. Sometimes, even your favorite fine dining comes to life at night. Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed it down to the 5 best outdoor bars in Boston that you’ll be adding to your summer itinerary in no time.

Check them out now, and thank us later!

1. The Yard at The Boston Liberty Hotel


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The Liberty Hotel is one of Boston’s liveliest and most historic gems. What was once the Charles Street Jail is now a luxurious hotel that comes to life at night. Whether you visit the hotel’s notorious Alibi Lounge, or stunning outdoor bar/venue (The Yard), you are guaranteed an unforgettable time.

2. The Landing at Long Wharf



If you’re anywhere near the harbor, you can’t miss The Landing. This Boston favorite is entirely outdoors, complete with an island bar, water view, and a generous amount of seating. And if you happen to pass by at night, there’s a good chance you’ll be drawn in by its booming music and overall good vibes. Don’t be shy—join in on the fun!

3. Coppersmith


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A visit to Southie’s Coppersmith should be very high on your to-do list this summer. The massive copper factory turned restaurant and bar is well loved for its comfort food, industrial aesthetic, and guaranteed good time. During the warmer seasons, the restaurant’s garage style doors open, transforming the entire space into an outdoor venue. Oh, and did we mention it can house up to 500 people at once? Yep, we’ll meet you there in 5.

4. Anthem Kitchen & Bar


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Otherwise known as one of Boston’s prime people-watching spots, Anthem is another must-visit during your summer in the city. Set right in the heart of Faneuil Hall, you are guaranteed a filling meal, and a perfect view of lost tourists (is that weird?)—all while sipping on a cold one with the crew! Fun times!


5. The Lawn on D

420 D ST, BOSTON, MA 02210

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You’ve heard of The Lawn on D, and you’ve definitely seen pictures; but have you experienced its literally “lit” bar scene? If not, then what are you waiting for?! This recently established full-service bar gives the trendy spot even more to offer its guests of age. The fun and games just got ten times better, are we right?


The fun doesn’t stop here! Been to the best outdoor bars in Boston? Check out our list of the best karaoke bars in the city to spice up your summer night out.



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