With great weather and outdoor dining season in full swing, Boston is excited to welcome you back to the beer and wine garden scene. Check out our list of the best beer, wine and even cocktail gardens in Boston and beyond.
Outdoors @ Harpoon, South Boston
306 Northern Avenue, Boston
Now open for the season, Outdoors @ Harpoon is located at the front entrance at the popular Harpoon Beer Hall location in the Seaport. Open 7 days a week, visitors can enjoy Harpoon’s cold draft beer while playing Bocce Ball, Cornhole, Ring Toss and more. All food and beverage options available in the Beer Hall can also be enjoyed in their outdoor space – with food truck pop-ups and additional programming.
City Winery, Rose Kennedy Greenway
Dewey Square, Atlantic Avenue, Boston
Seasonal Hours: May 1 – Fall, Wed 4PM -9PM, Fri 4PM – 10PM, Sat 2PM – 10PM, Sun 12PM – 7PM
Located on Dewey Square across from South Station, City Winery has returned for another season of refreshing wine in their urban oasis on the greenway. Serving their locally crafted wine on tap, and a menu of cheese boards and snacks, this is the perfect place to experience summer in Boston. So, grab your friends or coworkers and try a variety of reds, whites, rose, and even locally made craft beer and cider.
Sam Adam’s Boston Taproom Rooftop
60 State Street, Boston
Sun – Thurs 12PM – 9PM, Fri 11:30AM – 10PM, Sat 1PM – 10PM
Located in the heart of Downtown Boston, and steps away from the iconic Samuel Adams Statue, this is Boston at its finest. Open 7 days a week, and featuring 20 draft lines at three bars, the Innovation Taproom is the perfect place to enjoy a cold one with friends, family or coworkers. Stop by after shopping at Faneuil Hall or walking the Freedom Trail.
Aeronaut Brewing Beer Garden, Allston
267 Western Avenue, Allston
Seasonal Hours: Open until Sep 17, Wed – Thurs 5PM – 9:30PM, Fri – Sat 5PM – 10:30PM
Located at Zone 3, in Allston, this summertime beer garden brings together both beer and music lovers. Featuring Aeronaut’s craft beer and hard seltzer, this is a great location for your next date night or night out with friends. Check out their seasonal line-up including hip hop, funky blues, country, and more. And did we mention food trucks?
Anchor Navy Yard, Charlestown
1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown
Seasonal Hours; Mon – Thurs from 4PM – 11PM & Fri – Sun 11AM – 11PM
Located in Boston’s iconic and historic Charlestown neighborhood, the Anchor Navy Yard is Boston’s only multi-story public gathering space. Complete with a curated collection of local and international beer as well as a large selection of wines, sangria, and even bubbly – there is something for everyone.
Not interested in beer and wine? Don’t worry, there is espresso, coffee, tea and even freshly squeezed lemonade available. The Anchor welcomes patrons of all ages, with over 300 programs and events such as trivia nights, wellness events, paint parties and so much more.
Trillium Beer Garden, Rose Kennedy Greenway
Atlantic Avenue & High Street, Boston
The first pop-up beer garden in Boston’s history is back this summer at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. This Trillium Brewery pop-up is family- and dog-friendly and features both their beloved draft beer and hard seltzers. Bring your own food or enjoy their rotation of local food trucks!
Bully Boy Distillers Cocktail Garden, Roxbury
44 Cedric Street, Boston
Seasonal Hours: Thurs – Fri 5PM – 9PM, Sat 1PM – 9PM, Sun 1PM – 6PM
Innovative distiller, Bully Boy, has brought their cocktail garden back for another season. This ‘industrial tiki vibe’ garden is complete with rotating tropical drinks, aged craft cocktails, and even boozy popsicles. With everything made with fresh and local ingredients – it truly is a one-of-a-kind experience. No reservation required, and you can even bring your own food!
Lord Hobo, Seaport
2 Drydock Avenue, Boston
With 52 outdoor patios, and seating for over 100 people, this new outdoor space is the place to be this season. Choose from over a dozen rotating Lord Hobo beer options as well as taps from other local breweries. Not really a ‘beer person’? There are also craft cocktail options, such as the ‘Boss Man’ - their play on a classic Negroni.
Owl’s Nest from Night Shift Brewing, Esplanade
Between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets along the Storrow Lagoon
Wed - Fri 4PM -10PM , Sat 12PM – 10PM, Sun 12PM – 8PM
Located at one of the most instagrammable locations in Boston, and one of the best walking paths, is the Owl’s Nest. Brought to us by local brewery, Night Shift, the Owl’s Nest is the best place to grab a drink after work with friends or on the weekends while strolling through the city.
Not near the Esplanade? Make sure to check out the other Owl’s Nest locations throughout the city. We recommend also checking out their taproom in Everett, with patio drafts, food trucks, live music and more.
Trillium Fenway Beer Garden at Time Out Market, Fenway
401 Park Drive, Boston, MA
Open 7 days a week for food and draft service, this modern outdoor patio and indoor seating area is the perfect place to connect with coworkers or visit with family and friends on the weekend. With a great neighbor relationship with Time Out Market, patrons also have a variety of food options during their visit. Only steps from Fenway Park, check them out before or after cheering on the Boston Red Sox!
Also make sure to check out their location in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood.
Cisco Brewery, Seaport
85 Northern Avenue; open through October 17
Nantucket’s famous ‘Cisco Brewery’ has surely made its impact in Boston’s Seaport district. Serving beer, wine, and cocktails, this is the place to be during summer in Boston. Along with island favorites, this Cisco location also has great food options including lobster rolls, tacos, and poke bowls, along with live music, workout classes, and lots and lots of dogs.