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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. It’s for taking it high above the city’s sidewalks to soak in spectacular views at rooftop dining and drinking spots in and around Boston.

From breweries with expansive patios to upscale lounges with birds-eye views, the Boston area has a lot on offer.

(Note that rooftop dining areas are typically weather-dependent and may close with little notice; it’s best to check directly with a restaurant for updates before heading over.)

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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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1. The Sinclair

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52 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-5200
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The multi-use venue combines the best of all worlds — open air, rooftop dining on one side, and live music on the other. The crowd-pleasing menu includes South Shore-style bar pizza, burgers, and a smattering of vegan options.

2. 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. Watch Instagram for scheduling updates; the roof may be closed for private events or weather conditions.

3. Pier 6

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1 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 337-0054
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Charlestown’s Pier 6 offers full panoramic views of downtown Boston and plenty of deck space to enjoy a warm afternoon or an evening on the water. The restaurant’s raw bar brings oysters, scallop ceviche, and shrimp cocktail to the table, while bigger dishes like steak frites and seared scallops over butternut squash risotto add heft to the menu.

4. The Lexington

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100 N First St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 945-1349
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From the team behind Cambridge’s smash hit restaurant Puritan & Company, the 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 and an Italian restaurant downstairs. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors on the upper level, you can order from a comfort food-filled menu that includes dishes like steak frites, French onion soup grilled cheese, fried chicken, and more.

5. Daedalus

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45 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-0071
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This 20-year-old Harvard Square mainstay attracts professors, students, and visitors to dine on its serene perch dotted with umbrellas. The menu has something for everyone — from burrata spaghetti and cauliflower bowls to burgers and seafood risotto.

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

6. TopDeck at Cunard Tavern

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

7. Blue Owl at 907 Main

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907 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-2967
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This stylish cocktail lounge perches atop boutique hotel 907 Main in Cambridge’s Central Square with cushioned sofas and chairs that double as an invitation to stay a while. With international street food hits like beef teriyaki skewers and Korean fried chicken wings, Blue Owl hits the spot after some boozy late-night fun. A big bowl of classic candies tips a cap to the neighborhood’s candy-making history.

8. 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.

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

9. Mex Taqueria & Bar

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500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 945-2503
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This raucous taqueria pops with pink neon and rock vibes. The cozy rooftop deck twinkles with strings of lights, and the bar pours an impressive selection of tequilas. The menu covers all the bases — from tacos and ceviches to margaritas and Mexican beers.

10. Over the Charles at the DoubleTree Suites

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400 Soldiers Field Rd
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 783-0090
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Located on the 16th floor of the DoubleTree Suites, this sky-high rooftop bar offers views of the Charles River. Take it in while sipping Jack’s Abby beers or enjoying light bites from the kitchen. Igloo season lasts through the end of May; reservations required to dine.

11. 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 a couple years ago, opening a multi-level taproom — complete with roof deck — steps from Faneuil Hall. The bustling downtown spot is family-friendly.

12. Lookout Rooftop at the Envoy Hotel

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70 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210

Alongside stunning water and skyline views, the Envoy Hotel’s rooftop cocktail bar serves up chowder fries, crispy artichoke bites, and little burger sliders with aged cheddar and apple butter. During colder months, sit inside an igloo.

People drink and dine on a restaurant rooftop at dusk, overlooking water and a city skyline
Lookout Rooftop and Bar.
Lookout Rooftop and Bar

13. Deck 12 at Yotel Boston

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65 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 377-4747
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This year-round indoor/outdoor bar sits 12 floors above the Seaport District with cocktails with festive names like “Summer in Campania” (gin, basil, cucumber, lemon). The menu is short, but jumbo onion rings or Caribbean nachos topped with jumbo lump crab make good options for the table.

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

14. 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, sunny roof deck (as well as ground-level courtyard dining). On the roof, open Friday through Sunday when weather permits, enjoy a variety of draft pours.

15. Legal Sea Foods (Harborside location)

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270 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 477-2900
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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.

16. 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 in Boston’s Back Bay, this location of Canadian chain Earls is a busy after-work destination thanks to its three-season rooftop lounge with a retractable roof.

A restaurant patio, full of greenery and casual vibes, features large windows looking into a city skyline.
The rooftop lounge at Earls in Back Bay.
Earls Kitchen & Bar

17. Lifted Pool Bar at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

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450 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 476-6664
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With indoor and outdoor poolside seating available, this bar radiates with a space soaked in the warm hues of a sunny summer evening. Diners can soak up skyline views in the Seaport while sipping boozy shakes and snacking on a one-pound salted caramel lobster roll or maple braised pastrami poutine.

18. Six West

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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. Snack on truffle fries and pork belly BLTs while taking in the city sights.

19. 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 university hangout in Cleveland Circle, over in the Boston College neck of the woods. Sunny day? This is the 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.

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

20. Dorchester Brewing Company

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1250 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 514-0900
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Dorchester Brewing Company completed a big expansion recently, featuring — among other perks — a four-season rooftop greenhouse dubbed the Hopservatory, which has indoor and outdoor space. Drink beer, and grab some barbecue from in-house restaurant M&M BBQ.

21. 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. No reservations.

1. The Sinclair

52 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The multi-use venue combines the best of all worlds — open air, rooftop dining on one side, and live music on the other. The crowd-pleasing menu includes South Shore-style bar pizza, burgers, and a smattering of vegan options.

52 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. 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. Watch Instagram for scheduling updates; the roof may be closed for private events or weather conditions.

21 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Pier 6

1 8th St, Charlestown, MA 02129

Charlestown’s Pier 6 offers full panoramic views of downtown Boston and plenty of deck space to enjoy a warm afternoon or an evening on the water. The restaurant’s raw bar brings oysters, scallop ceviche, and shrimp cocktail to the table, while bigger dishes like steak frites and seared scallops over butternut squash risotto add heft to the menu.

1 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129

4. The Lexington

100 N First St, Cambridge, MA 02141

From the team behind Cambridge’s smash hit restaurant Puritan & Company, the 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 and an Italian restaurant downstairs. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors on the upper level, you can order from a comfort food-filled menu that includes dishes like steak frites, French onion soup grilled cheese, fried chicken, and more.

100 N First St
Cambridge, MA 02141

5. 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

This 20-year-old Harvard Square mainstay attracts professors, students, and visitors to dine on its serene perch dotted with umbrellas. The menu has something for everyone — from burrata spaghetti and cauliflower bowls to burgers and seafood risotto.

45 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138

6. TopDeck at Cunard Tavern

24 Orleans St, Boston, MA 02128

In East Boston, Cunard Tavern’s cozy roof deck offers skyline views and can be rented for private events. Keep an eye on Instagram for food and drink specials and other updates.

24 Orleans St
Boston, MA 02128

7. Blue Owl at 907 Main

907 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139

This stylish cocktail lounge perches atop boutique hotel 907 Main in Cambridge’s Central Square with cushioned sofas and chairs that double as an invitation to stay a while. With international street food hits like beef teriyaki skewers and Korean fried chicken wings, Blue Owl hits the spot after some boozy late-night fun. A big bowl of classic candies tips a cap to the neighborhood’s candy-making history.

907 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139

8. 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’s roof deck.
Ristorante Fiore

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.

250 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

9. Mex Taqueria & Bar

500 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

This raucous taqueria pops with pink neon and rock vibes. The cozy rooftop deck twinkles with strings of lights, and the bar pours an impressive selection of tequilas. The menu covers all the bases — from tacos and ceviches to margaritas and Mexican beers.

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

10. Over the Charles at the DoubleTree Suites

400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02134

Located on the 16th floor of the DoubleTree Suites, this sky-high rooftop bar offers views of the Charles River. Take it in while sipping Jack’s Abby beers or enjoying light bites from the kitchen. Igloo season lasts through the end of May; reservations required to dine.

400 Soldiers Field Rd
Boston, MA 02134

11. Sam Adams Boston Taproom

60 State St, Boston, MA 02109

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

60 State St
Boston, MA 02109

12. 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

Alongside stunning water and skyline views, the Envoy Hotel’s rooftop cocktail bar serves up chowder fries, crispy artichoke bites, and little burger sliders with aged cheddar and apple butter. During colder months, sit inside an igloo.

70 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210

13. 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

This year-round indoor/outdoor bar sits 12 floors above the Seaport District with cocktails with festive names like “Summer in Campania” (gin, basil, cucumber, lemon). The menu is short, but jumbo onion rings or Caribbean nachos topped with jumbo lump crab make good options for the table.

65 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

14. Trillium Brewing Company

50 Thomson Pl, Boston, MA 02210

Trillium’s sprawling Fort Point brewery and restaurant features a large, sunny roof deck (as well as ground-level courtyard dining). On the roof, open Friday through Sunday when weather permits, enjoy a variety of draft pours.

50 Thomson Pl
Boston, MA 02210

15. Legal Sea Foods (Harborside location)

270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

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.

270 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

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16. Earls Kitchen & Bar

800 Boylston St unit 107, Boston, MA 02199
A restaurant patio, full of greenery and casual vibes, features large windows looking into a city skyline.
The rooftop lounge at Earls in Back Bay.
Earls Kitchen & Bar

Tucked inside of the Prudential Center in Boston’s Back Bay, this location of Canadian chain Earls is a busy after-work destination thanks to its three-season rooftop lounge with a retractable roof.

800 Boylston St unit 107
Boston, MA 02199

17. Lifted Pool Bar at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

450 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

With indoor and outdoor poolside seating available, this bar radiates with a space soaked in the warm hues of a sunny summer evening. Diners can soak up skyline views in the Seaport while sipping boozy shakes and snacking on a one-pound salted caramel lobster roll or maple braised pastrami poutine.

450 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210

18. Six West

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. Snack on truffle fries and pork belly BLTs while taking in the city sights.

6 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

19. 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

The narrow Cityside roof deck is a classic university hangout in Cleveland Circle, over in the Boston College neck of the woods. Sunny day? This is the 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.

1960 Beacon St
Brighton, MA 02135

20. Dorchester Brewing Company

1250 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02125

Dorchester Brewing Company completed a big expansion recently, featuring — among other perks — a four-season rooftop greenhouse dubbed the Hopservatory, which has indoor and outdoor space. Drink beer, and grab some barbecue from in-house restaurant M&M BBQ.

1250 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02125

21. 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. No reservations.

1486 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169

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