Drinking Outside

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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 […]

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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—braised short ribs, pan-seared salmon with sun-dried tomato tapenade, a […]

Photos from Lamplighter Brewing Co.'s outdoor beer garden in 2017, near its Broadway brewery.
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The Central Flea Moves to Greener Pastures with Lamplighter Beer

Are you sick of hearing about places to drink outside this spring? Neither are we! Add a Lamplighter Brewing Co. beer garden to your spring-summer-fall […]

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Downeast Cider Is Running the Dewey Square Drinkery

Cider fans who are looking forward to drinking outside this spring should chart their fastest route to South Station. Downeast Cider is the brand chosen […]

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Coming Soon to City Hall Plaza: Beer, Ice Cream, Mini Golf, Puppies

If and when summer actually arrives in Boston this year, there will be a whole bunch of summery things to do on City Hall Plaza […]

The Stevens–Coolidge Place in North Andover
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Notch Brewing and the Trustees Team Up on a Traveling Biergarten

It’s shaping up to be the summer of open-air beer bars, with new taps flowing on the Greenway, underneath the Southeast Expressway, in a Canton […]

The outdoor patio at Trillium Canton
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Check Out Trillium Canton’s New Outdoor Patio This Spring

While we wait for news on what beer gardens are headed for the Greenway this spring, at least there is this: Trillium has quietly debuted […]

Underground at Ink Block in 2017
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Castle Island Is Opening a Seasonal Beer Garden in Boston

Castle Island Brewing Co. is headquartered in Norwood, but this summer, it will have a bar just three miles from its namesake South Boston landmark. […]

The SoWa Power Station beer garden in 2016.
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Craft Collective Is Fueling a SoWa “Beer Barn” This Year

Since the SoWa Open Market broke out on its own in 2016, craft beverages have been a part of the affair. The season even kicked […]