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Where to Dine on Rooftops in and Around Boston

Don't just get outside — get up high and take in all the views Boston has to offer

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Outdoor dining season isn’t just about secret gardens and sidewalk dining. Get up high and take in the views from these spectacular rooftop dining and drinking options in and around Boston.

See also: The Eater Boston Outdoor Dining Guide for 2021

Please note that a number of Boston-area restaurants have resumed dine-in service, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.

Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

Also note that per current COVID restrictions, venues are not able to serve customers drinks without food.

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This map was originally published on May 10, 2016, and is updated periodically. The date of the most recent update appears above.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Felipe's Taqueria

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21 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-9944
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Get ready to dig into some tacos, burritos, and margaritas on the roof at one of Cambridge's popular taquerias. Situated in the heart of Harvard Square, the Felipe's rooftop is a summertime party fueled by tequila. It’s opening for the season any day now — keep an eye on Instagram for updates.

Felipe’s is currently offering takeout and delivery; order directly, or find it on third-party apps such as DoorDash and Uber Eats.

2. The Lexington

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100 N First St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 945-1349
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From the team behind Puritan & Company in Cambridge, the recently opened Lexington — several restaurants under one roof — includes an upper-level greenhouse-like bar and restaurant that spills out onto a roof deck; there’s also a cafe downstairs (and an Italian restaurant coming soon). Whether you’re indoors or outdoors on the upper level, you can order from a comforting menu that includes dishes like steak frites, French onion soup grilled cheese, crab cakes, and more.

The Lexington is open for indoor and outdoor dining (reserve a table here), as well as takeout and delivery (order here.)

3. Daedalus

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45 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-0071
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It’s fitting that a restaurant called Daedalus lets diners eat up in the sky. This Harvard Square mainstay — it celebrates its 20th year in 2021 — is known for its spacious, umbrella-bedecked roof deck, a convenient spot for the area’s professors, students, and visitors to grab a sandwich or salad for lunch.

Daedalus is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining (reservations are available, but patio seats are not guaranteed.)

A restaurant’s outdoor dining area features large wooden tables and a variety of umbrellas, some red and some white. Flowers are blooming in the foreground of the image.
The roof at Daedalus
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4. Cunard Tavern

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24 Orleans St
Boston, MA 02128
(617) 567-7609
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Cunard’s cozy roof deck (dubbed Top Deck @ Cunard) offers skyline views and can be rented for private events. Keep an eye on Instagram for food and drink specials and other updates.

Cunard Tavern is currently offering indoor dining and outdoor dining on a ground-level patio as well as the roof deck (reserve a table here; deck-specific reservations available.) While the patio is open daily, the roof deck is currently only open Thursday through Sunday night. Takeout is also available (order online or call (617) 567-7609), and there’s delivery via Uber Eats.

A restaurant’s roof deck in the middle of a city block is set up for a private event with a long table covered in a white tablecloth, blue runner, and floral arrangements. Letter balloons spelling out “baby” hang on one of the deck’s wooden walls.
Top Deck @ Cunard, set up for a private event
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5. Ristorante Fiore

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250 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 371-1176
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Rooftop dining is rare in the North End; get a taste of it at Ristorante Fiore, where the rooftop boasts a retractable covering, plenty of seating, and a pleasant mural, not to mention all the Italian food to eat and wine to drink. There’s also a ground-level patio that’s heated and covered.

Ristorante Fiore is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining; reserve a table here. The deck opens for dinner on weeknights and lunch and dinner on weekends. Call (617) 371-1176 for takeout.

A restaurant’s covered roof deck has black metal tables and chairs, a brick wall, and a full bar.
Ristorante Fiore
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6. Sam Adams Boston Taproom

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60 State St
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 466-6418
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Sam Adams expanded its empire in early 2020, opening a multi-level taproom — complete with roof deck — steps from Faneuil Hall. The bustling downtown spot is family-friendly.

The roof deck is currently open Wednesday through Sunday; seating is first come, first served, although limited reservations are available for the first seating each day. The taproom is also selling four-packs, crowlers, and merchandise to-go from a window near the main entrance. Make reservations, check the tap list, and order beer and merch here.

7. Lookout Rooftop at the Envoy Hotel

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70 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210

The Envoy Hotel’s rooftop cocktail bar features stunning water and skyline views. During colder seasons, there are “igloos.” The pandemic also saw the addition of “ice boxes,” plexiglass-enclosed spaces with overhead heaters. Igloos and iceboxes are available for rental by groups up to six people.

Lookout is currently offering indoor dining (reserve here) as well as outdoor dining in the igloos and ice boxes (reserve here.) Outdoor dining requires a $50 non-refundable deposit and a $250 beverage minimum per group. Light food is available and does not count toward the minimum spend. There is a dress code.

People drink and dine on a restaurant rooftop at dusk, overlooking water and a city skyline
Lookout Rooftop and Bar
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8. Deck 12 at Yotel Boston

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65 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 377-4747
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Open year-round in the Seaport District, Yotel’s Deck 12 — up 12 stories — features both indoor and outdoor space, skyline views, and plenty of drinks and snacks. There’s a “smart casual” dress code.

Deck 12 offers indoor and outdoor dining daily, with dinner every day and brunch Friday through Sunday. Reserve a table here.

A roof deck bar is pictured on a clear day, with patrons spaced out at sparse tables to abide by social distancing guidelines. String lights are above, and there are city skyline views.
A socially distanced view of Deck 12 at Yotel Boston
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9. Trillium Brewing Company

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50 Thomson Pl
Boston, MA 02210
(857) 449-0083
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Trillium’s sprawling Fort Point brewery and restaurant features a large roof deck (as well as ground-level courtyard dining). The full food menu and draft list are available on the deck, not to mention the sunshine.

Trillium’s Fort Point location is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as to-go beer and merch sales. Table reservations are available here but do not guarantee an outdoor spot.

A brewery’s spacious roof deck in the city, photographed on a sunny day
Trillium’s roof deck in Fort Point
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10. Rooftop@Revere

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200 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-1800
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The Revere Hotel’s rooftop, aka Rooftop@Revere, offers unfettered skyline views alongside plenty of cocktail, wine, and beer options and a snack-filled menu of salads, shortbreads, and such.

Rooftop@Revere is currently open Wednesday through Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.; reserve a spot here. Groups can get their own cabanas. The space is also available for private events.

A hotel rooftop offers pool-style lounge seating and giant potted trees
Revere Hotel rooftop
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11. Legal Harborside Rooftop

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With expansive waterfront views, Legal Harborside’s third floor offers rooftop dining, featuring sushi and other seafood dishes. Part of the space is open year-round, with glass walls and a fireplace keeping things cozy in the winter. The walls and retractable roof open up in the summer, along with additional patio space.

The rooftop is currently open daily for lunch and dinner, weather permitting, with takeout and delivery also available (order online; pickup is available at Legal Sea Foods & C Bar nearby.) The space is also available for private events.

12. Earls Kitchen + Bar

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800 Boylston St Unit 107
Boston, MA 02199
(857) 957-0949
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Tucked inside of the Prudential Center, this location of Canadian chain Earls has a three-season rooftop lounge with a retractable roof.

Earls is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining (reserve here; outdoor dining can be specified), as well as takeout and delivery. For takeout, which includes freezer packs of meats and dinner kits in addition to prepared items, order online or call (857) 957-0949. Delivery is available via DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber Eats.

Covered roof deck at a restaurant
Earls at the Prudential Center
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13. Rooftop at the Colonnade Hotel

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120 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-7000
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Stop by for a dip and stay for the rooftop bar. The pool at the Colonnade has full food and beverage service from opening to closing, making sure you get nothing else accomplished except soaking in the sun and snacking. Check the hotel’s rooftop FAQs for more information, and note that non-hotel guests are required to make a reservation and pay a fee of $45 per person.

Call (617) 425-3408 no more than 48 hours in advance to make a reservation.

A hotel rooftop pool is photographed at sunset, with city skyline views
Colonnade Hotel
Colonnade Hotel/Official Site

14. Six West at the Cambria Hotel

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6 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(857) 496-0245
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Located at the Cambria Hotel in South Boston, Six West offers brunch, dinner, and drinks on its ground-floor space as well as a rooftop lounge, which features private greenhouse seating for individual groups. Snack on truffle fries and lobster mac and cheese while taking in the city sights.

Six West is currently open for outdoor dining (closed Mondays and Tuesdays); reserve a greenhouse here. 21+ after 5 p.m. Takeout and delivery are also available via Grubhub.

15. Coppersmith

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40 W 3rd St
Boston, MA 02127

South Boston’s Coppersmith is a massive restaurant with a ground-level patio, food trucks installed inside the sizable main dining space, a cafe, and a roof deck up above, featuring a bar built into a vintage Airstream. The restaurant’s days are numbered as the building is slated for redevelopment, but the timeline keeps getting moved back, so enjoy Coppersmith and its sunny roof while there’s still time.

Coppersmith is currently open for indoor and outdoor dining (reserve a table here) as well as takeout (call (617) 658-3452) and delivery via DoorDash.

A restaurant’s sunny roof deck features turquoise picnic tables and large blue umbrellas, as well as a silver Airstream bar
Coppersmith’s roof deck
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16. Cityside American Tavern

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1960 Beacon St
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 566-1002
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The narrow Cityside roof deck is a classic college hangout in Cleveland Circle, over in the Boston College neck of the woods. Sunny day? This is your spot for no-frills bar food, beer, or brunch. Open since 1985, the restaurant was renovated in 2020 and is now part of the group behind Bowery Bar and Lucy’s American Tavern.

Cityside is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining on the roof deck as well as a ground-level patio out front; reserve a table here. Call (617) 566-1002 for takeout.

a small restaurant roof deck with red umbrellas is pictured at sunset, with a high-rise apartment building visible behind it
Cityside roof deck
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17. Alba Restaurant and Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar

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1486 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 376-2522
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For rooftop dining in Quincy, head to the Mediterranean steakhouse Alba or its sibling and neighbor Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar; they share a huge rooftop decorated with greenery (including a produce and herb garden), plenty of seating, and a bar. The roof can be covered when there’s rain.

Alba and Zef’s rooftop is open daily in warmer months; reservations are not accepted.

1. Felipe's Taqueria

21 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Get ready to dig into some tacos, burritos, and margaritas on the roof at one of Cambridge's popular taquerias. Situated in the heart of Harvard Square, the Felipe's rooftop is a summertime party fueled by tequila. It’s opening for the season any day now — keep an eye on Instagram for updates.

Felipe’s is currently offering takeout and delivery; order directly, or find it on third-party apps such as DoorDash and Uber Eats.

21 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. The Lexington

100 N First St, Cambridge, MA 02141

From the team behind Puritan & Company in Cambridge, the recently opened Lexington — several restaurants under one roof — includes an upper-level greenhouse-like bar and restaurant that spills out onto a roof deck; there’s also a cafe downstairs (and an Italian restaurant coming soon). Whether you’re indoors or outdoors on the upper level, you can order from a comforting menu that includes dishes like steak frites, French onion soup grilled cheese, crab cakes, and more.

The Lexington is open for indoor and outdoor dining (reserve a table here), as well as takeout and delivery (order here.)

100 N First St
Cambridge, MA 02141

3. Daedalus

45 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
A restaurant’s outdoor dining area features large wooden tables and a variety of umbrellas, some red and some white. Flowers are blooming in the foreground of the image.
The roof at Daedalus
Daedalus/Official Site

It’s fitting that a restaurant called Daedalus lets diners eat up in the sky. This Harvard Square mainstay — it celebrates its 20th year in 2021 — is known for its spacious, umbrella-bedecked roof deck, a convenient spot for the area’s professors, students, and visitors to grab a sandwich or salad for lunch.

Daedalus is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining (reservations are available, but patio seats are not guaranteed.)

45 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Cunard Tavern

24 Orleans St, Boston, MA 02128
A restaurant’s roof deck in the middle of a city block is set up for a private event with a long table covered in a white tablecloth, blue runner, and floral arrangements. Letter balloons spelling out “baby” hang on one of the deck’s wooden walls.
Top Deck @ Cunard, set up for a private event
Cunard Tavern/Official Site

Cunard’s cozy roof deck (dubbed Top Deck @ Cunard) offers skyline views and can be rented for private events. Keep an eye on Instagram for food and drink specials and other updates.

Cunard Tavern is currently offering indoor dining and outdoor dining on a ground-level patio as well as the roof deck (reserve a table here; deck-specific reservations available.) While the patio is open daily, the roof deck is currently only open Thursday through Sunday night. Takeout is also available (order online or call (617) 567-7609), and there’s delivery via Uber Eats.

24 Orleans St
Boston, MA 02128

5. Ristorante Fiore

250 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
A restaurant’s covered roof deck has black metal tables and chairs, a brick wall, and a full bar.
Ristorante Fiore
Ristorante Fiore/Official Site

Rooftop dining is rare in the North End; get a taste of it at Ristorante Fiore, where the rooftop boasts a retractable covering, plenty of seating, and a pleasant mural, not to mention all the Italian food to eat and wine to drink. There’s also a ground-level patio that’s heated and covered.

Ristorante Fiore is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining; reserve a table here. The deck opens for dinner on weeknights and lunch and dinner on weekends. Call (617) 371-1176 for takeout.

250 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

6. Sam Adams Boston Taproom

60 State St, Boston, MA 02109

Sam Adams expanded its empire in early 2020, opening a multi-level taproom — complete with roof deck — steps from Faneuil Hall. The bustling downtown spot is family-friendly.

The roof deck is currently open Wednesday through Sunday; seating is first come, first served, although limited reservations are available for the first seating each day. The taproom is also selling four-packs, crowlers, and merchandise to-go from a window near the main entrance. Make reservations, check the tap list, and order beer and merch here.

60 State St
Boston, MA 02109

7. Lookout Rooftop at the Envoy Hotel

70 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210
People drink and dine on a restaurant rooftop at dusk, overlooking water and a city skyline
Lookout Rooftop and Bar
Lookout Rooftop and Bar/Official Site

The Envoy Hotel’s rooftop cocktail bar features stunning water and skyline views. During colder seasons, there are “igloos.” The pandemic also saw the addition of “ice boxes,” plexiglass-enclosed spaces with overhead heaters. Igloos and iceboxes are available for rental by groups up to six people.

Lookout is currently offering indoor dining (reserve here) as well as outdoor dining in the igloos and ice boxes (reserve here.) Outdoor dining requires a $50 non-refundable deposit and a $250 beverage minimum per group. Light food is available and does not count toward the minimum spend. There is a dress code.

70 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210

8. Deck 12 at Yotel Boston

65 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
A roof deck bar is pictured on a clear day, with patrons spaced out at sparse tables to abide by social distancing guidelines. String lights are above, and there are city skyline views.
A socially distanced view of Deck 12 at Yotel Boston
Yotel Boston [Official Photo]

Open year-round in the Seaport District, Yotel’s Deck 12 — up 12 stories — features both indoor and outdoor space, skyline views, and plenty of drinks and snacks. There’s a “smart casual” dress code.

Deck 12 offers indoor and outdoor dining daily, with dinner every day and brunch Friday through Sunday. Reserve a table here.

65 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

9. Trillium Brewing Company

50 Thomson Pl, Boston, MA 02210
A brewery’s spacious roof deck in the city, photographed on a sunny day
Trillium’s roof deck in Fort Point
Trillium/Official Site

Trillium’s sprawling Fort Point brewery and restaurant features a large roof deck (as well as ground-level courtyard dining). The full food menu and draft list are available on the deck, not to mention the sunshine.

Trillium’s Fort Point location is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as to-go beer and merch sales. Table reservations are available here but do not guarantee an outdoor spot.

50 Thomson Pl
Boston, MA 02210

10. Rooftop@Revere

200 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
A hotel rooftop offers pool-style lounge seating and giant potted trees
Revere Hotel rooftop
Revere Hotel/Official Site

The Revere Hotel’s rooftop, aka Rooftop@Revere, offers unfettered skyline views alongside plenty of cocktail, wine, and beer options and a snack-filled menu of salads, shortbreads, and such.

Rooftop@Revere is currently open Wednesday through Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.; reserve a spot here. Groups can get their own cabanas. The space is also available for private events.

200 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116

11. Legal Harborside Rooftop

Boston, MA

With expansive waterfront views, Legal Harborside’s third floor offers rooftop dining, featuring sushi and other seafood dishes. Part of the space is open year-round, with glass walls and a fireplace keeping things cozy in the winter. The walls and retractable roof open up in the summer, along with additional patio space.

The rooftop is currently open daily for lunch and dinner, weather permitting, with takeout and delivery also available (order online; pickup is available at Legal Sea Foods & C Bar nearby.) The space is also available for private events.

12. Earls Kitchen + Bar

800 Boylston St Unit 107, Boston, MA 02199
Covered roof deck at a restaurant
Earls at the Prudential Center
Galdones Photography

Tucked inside of the Prudential Center, this location of Canadian chain Earls has a three-season rooftop lounge with a retractable roof.

Earls is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining (reserve here; outdoor dining can be specified), as well as takeout and delivery. For takeout, which includes freezer packs of meats and dinner kits in addition to prepared items, order online or call (857) 957-0949. Delivery is available via DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber Eats.

800 Boylston St Unit 107
Boston, MA 02199

13. Rooftop at the Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
A hotel rooftop pool is photographed at sunset, with city skyline views
Colonnade Hotel
Colonnade Hotel/Official Site

Stop by for a dip and stay for the rooftop bar. The pool at the Colonnade has full food and beverage service from opening to closing, making sure you get nothing else accomplished except soaking in the sun and snacking. Check the hotel’s rooftop FAQs for more information, and note that non-hotel guests are required to make a reservation and pay a fee of $45 per person.

Call (617) 425-3408 no more than 48 hours in advance to make a reservation.

120 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

14. Six West at the Cambria Hotel

6 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

Located at the Cambria Hotel in South Boston, Six West offers brunch, dinner, and drinks on its ground-floor space as well as a rooftop lounge, which features private greenhouse seating for individual groups. Snack on truffle fries and lobster mac and cheese while taking in the city sights.

Six West is currently open for outdoor dining (closed Mondays and Tuesdays); reserve a greenhouse here. 21+ after 5 p.m. Takeout and delivery are also available via Grubhub.

6 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

15. Coppersmith

40 W 3rd St, Boston, MA 02127
A restaurant’s sunny roof deck features turquoise picnic tables and large blue umbrellas, as well as a silver Airstream bar
Coppersmith’s roof deck
Coppersmith/Official Site

South Boston’s Coppersmith is a massive restaurant with a ground-level patio, food trucks installed inside the sizable main dining space, a cafe, and a roof deck up above, featuring a bar built into a vintage Airstream. The restaurant’s days are numbered as the building is slated for redevelopment, but the timeline keeps getting moved back, so enjoy Coppersmith and its sunny roof while there’s still time.

Coppersmith is currently open for indoor and outdoor dining (reserve a table here) as well as takeout (call (617) 658-3452) and delivery via DoorDash.

40 W 3rd St
Boston, MA 02127

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16. Cityside American Tavern

1960 Beacon St, Brighton, MA 02135
a small restaurant roof deck with red umbrellas is pictured at sunset, with a high-rise apartment building visible behind it
Cityside roof deck
Cityside Restaurant & Bar/Official Site

The narrow Cityside roof deck is a classic college hangout in Cleveland Circle, over in the Boston College neck of the woods. Sunny day? This is your spot for no-frills bar food, beer, or brunch. Open since 1985, the restaurant was renovated in 2020 and is now part of the group behind Bowery Bar and Lucy’s American Tavern.

Cityside is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining on the roof deck as well as a ground-level patio out front; reserve a table here. Call (617) 566-1002 for takeout.

1960 Beacon St
Brighton, MA 02135

17. Alba Restaurant and Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar

1486 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

For rooftop dining in Quincy, head to the Mediterranean steakhouse Alba or its sibling and neighbor Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar; they share a huge rooftop decorated with greenery (including a produce and herb garden), plenty of seating, and a bar. The roof can be covered when there’s rain.

Alba and Zef’s rooftop is open daily in warmer months; reservations are not accepted.

1486 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169

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