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You Can Eat and Drink on These Patios Today

Hello, mid 60s in February

The Porto patio
The Porto patio

With temperatures expected to hit the mid 60s in Boston today and tomorrow, soak up the sun and dine al fresco. A few restaurants are laughing at winter and opening up their patios for a day or two for dining, drinking, and in some cases, playing cornhole. (This list will be updated throughout the day on Thursday; hit up with any additions. Reading this on Friday, February 24? Many of these patios are still open today, but check with the restaurants directly to confirm before heading over if you have your heart set on dining outdoors.)

  • Anthem Kitchen & Bar (South Market Building, Faneuil Hall, Downtown Boston)
  • Bloc Cafe (11 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville)
  • Branch Line (321 Arsenal St., Watertown) — Beer and bocce.
  • Brewer’s Fork (7 Moulton St., Charlestown) — The patio is open Thursday and Friday.
  • Cambridge Brewing Co. (1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge)
  • Charlie’s Kitchen (10 Eliot St.) — The beer garden is open.
  • Cheers (1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Downtown Boston) — Enjoy some new spring beers on draft outside.
  • Coppersmith (40 W. 3rd St., South Boston) — The rooftop and front porch patios will be open all weekend, and cornhole is set up.
  • Daedalus (45 Mt. Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge) — “Beverages and more await you on our roof deck today.”
  • Dave’s Fresh Pasta (81 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville) — “Tables are out, people.”
  • Deep Ellum (477 Cambridge St., Allston)
  • Dillon’s (955 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston)
  • Dorchester Brewing Company (1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester) — Drink beer and play cornhole on the patio. The patio is open 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
  • El Pelon Taqueria (92 Peterborough St., Fenway, Boston)
  • Firebrand Saints (1 Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge) — The patio is open Friday.
  • The Fireside Lounge at Boston Harbor Hotel (70 Rowes Wharf, Downtown Boston) — S’mores and chocolate and cheese fondues.
  • Fishermen’s View (20 Freezer Rd., Sandwich)
  • Flank (74 Tower Rd., Waltham) — The patio will be open for dinner tonight and tomorrow night.
  • Flat Top Johnny’s (1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge)
  • Granary Tavern (170 Milk St., Downtown Boston)
  • Hojoko (1271 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston) — The front porch is open.
  • Kings Dedham (600 Legacy Pl., Dedham) — The patio opens at 11:30 a.m. today; the whole food and cocktail menu will be available. (This is the only Kings location that will offer patio dining today.)
  • KO at the Shipyard (256 Marginal St., Building 16 East, Boston Harbor Shipyard, East Boston)
  • Lock 50 (50 Water St., Worcester)
  • Loyal Nine Cafe (660 Cambridge St., East Cambridge)
  • MET Back Bay (279 Dartmouth St., Back Bay, Boston) — The patio is open Thursday and Friday.
  • Ned Devine’s (1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Downtown Boston)
  • The Palm (1 International Pl., Downtown Boston)
  • PARK Restaurant & Bar (59 JFK St., Harvard Square, Cambridge) — The patio will be open all weekend.
  • Patisserie on Newbury (257 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston) — The patio is open Thursday and Friday.
  • Porto (Ring Rd., Back Bay, Boston) — On Thursday: “Join us [this] afternoon for drinks at our outdoor bar for a sneak peek of what patio season will bring to Back Bay.” Friday: The patio’s open for lunch and mid-service drinks and oysters.
  • Precinct Kitchen + Bar (154 Berkeley St., Back Bay, Boston) — Patios are open Friday.
  • Russell House Tavern (14 JFK St., Harvard Square, Cambridge)
  • Sea Level Oyster Bar (94 Wharf St., Salem) — The patio is open Friday.
  • Smith & Wollensky (294 Congress St., Atlantic Wharf, Boston) — The patio is open at the Atlantic Wharf location Thursday and Friday.
  • Smoke Shop (1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge) — The patio’s open, and Smoke Shop is serving up strawberry daiquiris by the glass and pitcher.
  • Sterling’s (60 State St., Downtown Boston)
  • Sullivan’s (2080 Day Blvd., Castle Island, South Boston) — Thursday is seasonal reopening day for this Southie takeout institution, where patio seating is the only option. Hot dogs are half-priced through Friday, March 3 (95 cents plus tax).
  • Très Petite Crêperie (1707 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington) — Eat a crêpe on a bistro table outside.
  • True West (525 Massachusetts Ave., Acton)
  • Union Street Restaurant (107 Union St., Newton) — Play cornhole on the patio, and take advantage of the Thursday special, half-priced burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.