Drinking Outside

The Boston Harbor Hotel on the waterfront
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Boston Harbor Hotel Will Have a Local Beer Garden at Rowes Wharf

The 2019 Boston Beer Garden Watch™ continues—now with more waterfront views. The Boston Harbor Hotel is launching a new, seasonal beer garden, called Brewer’s Alley, […]

The Alba rooftop patio in 2018.
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Quincy Restaurant Alba Is Expanding its Popular Roof Deck

It’s this type of classic April day—cold, rainy, and kinda miserable—that has Bostonians eagerly awaiting outdoor dining season every spring. Here is yet another reason […]

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Boston’s Best Outdoor Dining – 52 Top Patios, Decks & More

Ashmont Grill Just off the Ashmont MBTA stop is an al fresco oasis with modern comfort food—wood-grilled lamb chops, Faroe Island salmon with kimchi fried rice, a […]

Trillium Garden on the Greenway photo courtesy of Trillium Brewing Co.
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Trillium Garden on the Greenway Is Coming Back to Boston in 2019

The new “greenhouse-inspired” Trillium taproom in the Fenway probably won’t open until the twilight of summer—but beer drinkers will be able to sip Super Soak […]

The Wachusett Brew Yard returns to the Patios at City Hall Plaza
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The Patios Will Return to City Hall Plaza with More Local Food and Drink

It might not feel like it, but summer really is just around the corner. When the warm weather finally hits, find us playing mini golf and […]

The Castle Island beer garden at Constitution Wharf overlooks Boston Harbor and the skyline
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Castle Island Is Opening a Beer Garden on the Charlestown Waterfront

As the final full month of summer kicks into gear, so too does Boston’s beer garden scene. Joining the likes of Trillium, Notch, Lamplighter, and […]

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Night Shift Is Opening Two Charles River Beer Gardens

UPDATE, Monday, August 13, 6 p.m.: The Owl’s Nest beer garden at Herter Park opens Saturday, Aug. 18, at noon. Night Shift has been slinging drinks along […]

People saying cheers with Remnant brewing beers
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Everything to Know Right Now About Boston’s Seasonal Beer Gardens

This post was last updated Friday, September 21, at 11 a.m. Summer is winding down, but never fear, our commitment to bringing you all the latest on the […]

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The Coolest New Outdoor Dining Spots around Boston

Alden & Harlow Nosh on crispy Berkshire pork belly, or chicken-fried local rabbit, and sip a seasonal cocktail or two as you take in the sights […]

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What to Eat (and Drink) on Memorial Day Weekend

Soft-Shell Crab One of the sweetest things about springtime? Soft-shell crab. This seasonal delicacy starts appearing on menus in May, and is best before the […]

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The Trillium Beer Garden and Downeast Cider Bar Open on the Greenway

Here’s hoping the spring weather is really sticking around this time, because downtown Boston is ready for it. The Rose Kennedy Greenway welcomes two vibrant, […]

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The Spring 2018 Boston Beer Garden Bucket List

This post was updated Wednesday, June 6, with details about the Tapped Beer Truck at Quincy PorchFest. We will continue to update this list if […]

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What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

Speedy Ortiz Sugar Cookies Ex-Boston band (and Best of Boston band) Speedy Ortiz is on tour right now with their excellent album, Twerp Verse. Simultaneously, […]

A new outdoor lounge area debuts May 1 at Lulu's Allston
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Play Bocce Today on Lulu’s Patio

Welcome to spring, Boston. Finally. Patio season is in full effect, with temperatures reaching 80 degrees this week. Some fresh al fresco options include 24 […]

Trillium owners JC and Esther Tetreault at the Garden on the Greenway in 2017
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Trillium Garden on the Greenway Is Officially Returning

Kickstart this spring-like week with some welcome beer news: The Trillium Garden on the Greenway is officially coming back. Beginning Thursday, May 24, the open-air bar […]