Stunning architecture, unique culture, amazing history and world-class New England fare are just a few draws for the millions of visitors that head to Boston each year. If there’s one thing Boston knows how to do, its drink. The city is loaded with old school Irish pubs, upscale clubs and speakeasy-style joints galore. Looking to take a few drinks over the city? Boston has you covered there, too. There are loads of great places for sky-high drinks and good views – here are the best rooftop bars in Boston.
7 of the Best Rooftop Bars in Boston
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What better place to clink a few glasses in the heart of Boston than a place named after one of the cities biggest heroes? Set in the Revere Hotel in the Boston Common, Rooftop at Revere offers stunning views over Boston’s Theatre District and Back Bay. With more than 16,000 square feet at your fingertips, you have all the space you need to indulge in some delicious New England fare and ice-cold drinks. We recommend a few of their local brews to start.
Right off Broadway at the top of the Cambria Hotel, you’ll find one of Boston’s best rooftop bars, Six West. Take a seat at one of their tables on the edge for a great view of downtown and be sure to load up on their bites and handcrafted cocktails. Feeling tropical? Try one of their frozen pineapple daiquiris.
Perched on top of the Envoy Hotel, Lookout is one of the best rooftop bars in Boston for its sweeping harbour views. Perfect for afternoon brunches, romantic sunset date nights or just a casual catch up, you really can’t go wrong. They keep it cosy all year round with snuggly igloos in the winter and a wide-open sun-drenched patio in the summer. Be sure to snack on some of their small bites and ask for the wine list.
What’s better than a few pints on a sunny terrace? This local taproom is the place to be for all craft beer lovers. Take your pick from one of their 20 draft lines to get the evening started and don’t forget a few bites to go with it. Be sure to check their page for local events; there’s always something on at Dorchester from BBQ dinners to trivia nights.
This cosy neighbourhood joint is the gastropub of your dreams. Set in the heart of South Boston, this community bar is loaded with quirks and a warm atmosphere. Head to the deck for breathtaking views and order some craft beer or house cocktails from the vintage Airstream ready to take your order. Don’t forget a few bites from the onsite food trucks, either.
Located just steps away from the Sam Adams statue at Faneuil Hall (pictured right) is the 15,000 sq ft taproom perfect for patio drinking all year round. You’ll find all your fave Sam Adams brews on tap here from Boston Lager, Sage Advice, New England IPA, House Helles and more. While Boston’s most famous beer is definitely the draw for a visit, the views and hospitality sure don’t hurt.
Looking for a beautiful oasis in the heart of a concrete jungle? Colonnade’s rooftop bar fits the bill. Set on the 12th story of the Colonnade Hotel near Back Bay, the sprawling rooftop is complete with a pool, stunning views of the city and great drinks. Whether you go for a dip, the handcrafted cocktails, or both, the rooftop is a slip away from the city.