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70 Stellar Patios to Add to Your August Bucket List

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Your assignment for the rest of the summer: Never eat a meal indoors. Rain or shine, here are 70 patios that you are required to visit before the season ends. Whether you're looking for a waterfront view or a secluded garden, there's something for everyone. Drop a comment below or hit up the tipline if we forgot your favorite patio, and share photos of your summer patio adventures by tweeting with the hashtag #BOSpatios. (Note: Numbers are geographical, not rankings. The list moves from north to south.)


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pescatore

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158 Boston Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 623-0003
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Seafood and Italian food in an intimate setting. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Christopher's

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1920 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 876-9180
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Sidewalk patio dining in Porter Square. [Photo: Facebook]

3. Cambridge Common

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1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-1228
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Tater tots, beer, picnic tables. [Photo: Facebook]

4. The Neighborhood Restaurant

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25 Bow Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Eat the best cream of wheat in the world (really) under pastel umbrellas and grape vines. Be prepared to wait in line for awhile - but there are often free pastries and coffee. [Photo: Official Site]

5. Bull McCabe's

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366A Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 440-6045
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This covered patio vastly increases the seating of this tiny Irish pub. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Brass Union

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70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-9211
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Giant Jenga, cornhole, and other games are available on the Brass Union patio. There's seating up on the sidewalk level as well as a bit of space in a sunken area by the door. [Logo: Facebook]

7. Bronwyn

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255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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This cozy "biergarten" pretties up a Union Square alleyway and is the perfect spot for a giant pretzel washed down with a beer or two. [Photo: Twitter]

8. The Independent

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75 Union Sq
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 440-6022
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This pleasant Union Square patio springs up each summer. [Photo: Facebook]

9. Harvest

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44 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-2255
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This fireplace-bedecked courtyard is hidden away behind a restaurant that itself is tucked away. [Photo: Yelp]

10. Russell House Tavern

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14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 500-6055
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You'll have to pass through this brick-walled patio to get to the front door of the restaurant, and you'll be jealous of everyone sitting there. [Photo: Facebook]

11. Charlie's Kitchen

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10 Eliot St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-9646
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A regular patio out front, and a popular beer garden out back. [Photo: Facebook]

12. Shays Pub & Wine Bar

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58 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-9161
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Drink some wine on this cozy sunken patio in Harvard Square. [Photo: Facebook]

13. Daedalus

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45 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-0071
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A cocktail on this Harvard Square roof deck is a requirement of summer. [Photo: Foursquare]

14. Atwood’s Tavern

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877 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 864-2792
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A lovely wooden patio full of greenery. [Photo: Facebook]

15. Pier6

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1 8th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 337-0054
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Irresistible views from any seat in the house. [Photo: Facebook]

16. Oleana

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134 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 661-0505
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This hidden fairytale garden is perfect for a date - or a proposal. [Photo: Facebook]

17. ArtBar

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 806-4200
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Skyline views from the banks of the Charles. [Photo: Facebook]

18. Dante

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 497-4200
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Beautiful view of the river. [Photo: Official Site]

19. Aragosta Bar and Bistro

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3 Battery Wharf
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 994-9001
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Perfect views, right on the water. At night, there are fire pits. [Photo: Facebook]

20. State Park

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One Kendall Sq. Bld. 300
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 848-4355
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A picnic table on this lower-level Kendall Square space is the perfect spot for some Memphis barbecue spaghetti or fried chicken. [Photo: Foursquare]

21. The Blue Room

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1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 494-9034
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The Blue Room and sister restaurant/neighbor Belly Wine Bar share a great sunken patio in Kendall Square and host plenty of events on it. [Photo: Facebook]

22. West Bridge

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1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
A patio bar in the heart of Kendall Square.

23. KO Pies at the Shipyard

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256 Marginal St
East Boston, MA 02128
(617) 418-5234
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Australian meat pies and beer in the middle of an art-filled shipyard in East Boston. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

24. Catalyst Restaurant

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300 Technology Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-3000
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A fun Kendall Square patio with funky chairs. [Photo: Facebook]

25. Commonwealth

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11 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 945-7030
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Have a meal, then hop on a kayak. [Photo: Facebook]

26. Scampo

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215 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 241-1150
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A cozy courtyard topped with giant umbrellas. [Photo: Facebook]

27. Tia's

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200 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 227-0828
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Waterfront dining in a bustling spot near Faneuil Hall. The patio can accommodate parties of up to 500 people. [Photo: Facebook]

28. Scollay Square

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21 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-4900
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A sunny patio popular for weekday lunches. [Photo: Official Site]

29. Granary Tavern

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170 Milk St
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 449-7110
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Great view of the Greenway. [Photo: Facebook]

30. Marliave

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10 Bosworth Street
Boston, MA 02108
Soak up the Downtown Crossing ambiance while dining on early-bird or late-night oyster specials. [Photo: Facebook]

31. Battery Park Bar & Lounge

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33 Batterymarch St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 350-7275
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A sleek hidden space with vertical gardens. [Photo: Facebook]

32. Deep Ellum

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477 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-2337
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Paradise in Allston: a hidden back patio and a giant craft beer selection. [Photo: Foursquare]

33. Common Ground

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85 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 783-2071
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A flowery patio, comfortably fenced in between buildings. [Photo: Facebook]

34. The Barking Crab

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88 Sleeper St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-2722
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An upbeat tent-covered patio with a focus on seafood. [Photo: Facebook]

35. Sam's

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60 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 295-0191
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A raised patio with expansive views of the water. [Photo: Facebook]

36. Parish Cafe

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361 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-4777
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Prepare to wait for a spot on this perpetually crowded Back Bay patio, particularly during weekday lunch hours. [Photo: Facebook]

37. Via Matta

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79 Park Plz
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 422-0008
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Italian food in the shade of so much greenery. [Photo: Facebook]

38. Stephanie's On Newbury

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190 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-0990
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People-watching on Newbury Street. [Photo: Facebook]

39. Piattini Wine Cafe

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226-228 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-2020
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Umbrellas on Newbury Street. [Photo: Facebook]

40. Deuxave

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371 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 517-5915
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A classy place for a summer dinner after sunset. [Photo: Facebook]

41. Da Vinci

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162 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 350-0007
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Patio dining on the edge of Back Bay and the South End. [Photo: Facebook]

42. Precinct Kitchen + Bar

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154 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 532-3827
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A luxurious sunken patio at the Loews in Back Bay. [Photo: Facebook]

43. Row 34

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383 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 553-5900
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One of the first patios to hit Fort Point, this 44-seat space has a draft beer line and a draft wine line right there for ultra-convenience. [Photo: Provided]

44. 75 On Liberty Wharf

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220 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 227-0754
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Feel the fresh sea breeze on this wide-open patio on the water. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

45. Devlin's

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332 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 779-8822
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A large, sunny patio in Brighton Center. [Photo: Facebook]