5 Best Rooftop Bars In Boston

The best way to truly enjoy summer in Boston is with a cold drink in hand, accompanied by beautiful views of the city. Even though Boston is not known for an abundance of rooftops, there are several spectacular spots where you can dine and drink under the sun (or the stars) that are absolutely worth checking out.

Pier 6
1 8th St., Charlestown; pier6boston.com

This is one of Boston’s best waterfront restaurants. Here you can enjoy classic seafood-focused New England dishes along with crafted signature cocktails, plus a wide selection of beer and wine. The restaurant has two floors, with an open deck on the second. It’s decorated in a nautical theme and has a welcoming atmosphere—plus, the view is breathtaking. Come here to enjoy the sunset and you won’t regret it!

Rooftop at Revere
200 Stuart St.; reverehotel.com/eat-drink/rooftop-revere

Situated on top of the Revere Hotel Boston Common, this large rooftop deck and bar is where you want to spend a hot summer night. The chic open-air lounge has private cabanas, sun lounges, a drink menu of crafted cocktails and local beers, and fantastic views of the city. And if you’re looking to cool off, there’s an indoor pool just a few steps away.

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Legal Harborside
270 Northern Ave.; legalseafoods.com/boston-legal-harborside-30

Legal Sea Foods restaurant chain is a Boston institution, but the Legal Harborside location is worth visiting in particular. The third-floor deck offers an all-season rooftop lounge and bar, thanks to its retractable glass roof and walls. Their beverage menu offers 27 wines by the glass, along with a variety of specialty cocktails. Enjoy waterfront views with your fresh lobster!

The Lookout Rooftop & Bar
70 Sleeper St.; outlookkitchenandbar.com

Located on the top of the Envoy Hotel, this is one of the trendiest rooftop bars in Boston and offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the harbour. The bar has glowing fire pits and heaters for cooler evenings, and their beverage-only menu offers a wide selection of signature cocktails. Tip: arrive right when the bar opens, otherwise expect to wait in line.

Sky Lounge at YOTEL Boston
65 Seaport Blvd.; yotel.com/en/hotels/yotel-boston

Located on the 12th floor of YOTEL Boston in the Seaport District, this gorgeous indoor lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows opens up to a rooftop terrace with insta-worthy views of the port, city skyscrapers, and Boston Harbour. The best thing about Sky Bar is that it’s open all year, with heaters and blankets to keep you warm during the colder months.